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An interfaith event Thursday night that ended with the launching of paper lanterns in support of victims of domestic violence led officials at Merrill Field to briefly reroute airplane traffic, while at least one vehicle on the Glenn Highway was hit, according to Anchorage police.

 

 

Matt Tunseth
A coalition of officials and nonprofit organizations is surveying the public on how Anchorage should tackle homelessness. Alaska Dispatch News
At Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting, Assembly members Dick Traini and Paul Honeman introduced an ordinance to toughen towing regulations, curb fees and penalties, and increase protection for vehicle owners.Devin Kelly
The Anchorage Assembly approved an external audit of the troubled SAP software project Tuesday night while raising pointed questions about the project’s future. The Assembly also narrowly voted to ban metal palisade fences shorter than 7 feet. Devin Kelly
Girdwood has not had a cemetery for decades, but a dedicated band of residents is fighting to get a new one built despite a complex set of legal, financial and environmental obstacles. Devin Kelly
The Anchorage Assembly will hear from the public on Tuesday about an ordinance that would temporarily exempt Uber from municipal taxi codes. But the proposal's sponsor says he wants to postpone a final decision.Sean Doogan
The debate was being organized by United for Liberty, a coalition of right-leaning groups that has also hosted debates between U.S. Senate candidates in recent months. Devin Kelly
Word of the halted gas sales quickly made rounds on social media and sparked a sharp response from the Government Hill Community Council, which has been critical of the state's acquisitions of property in the bridge project path. Devin Kelly
A “hybrid” design with exit and entry access to the Seward Highway on the left of the main highway lanes rose to the top in the feedback process with state transportation planners. But northbound Seward Highway access from eastbound 36th Avenue would be lost.Devin Kelly
The roundabout at O'Malley Road and C Street in Anchorage was reopened Tuesday morning after police closed it for about two hours during the morning commute.Laurel Andrews

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