Anchorage

One of the lesser-known powers of the Anchorage mayor: controlling the TV remote. As of Tuesday afternoon, the TV screen across from the elevators in the City Hall lobby were tuned to Fox News. Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz says it will change to CNN.

Devin Kelly
Police said the bicyclist was eastbound on O'Malley Road in an area where there are no bicycle lanes and was struck while trying to make a left turn. Tegan Hanlon
State officials on Monday called on Alaska construction companies to ensure they have proper equipment and systems in place for excavation work, following the death of an Anchorage man in a trench collapse this month.Tegan Hanlon
As Ethan Berkowitz prepares for his swearing-in as mayor this week, he is relying on the professional expertise of his wife, an Arctic governance researcher and immigration attorney, to help shape his administration.Devin Kelly
Police and parks officials say they're finding themselves busting the same people again and again for drinking in public or dealing drugs in city parks, but they can't prevent them from returning and making life unpleasant for others. Devin Kelly

A friend of 25-year-old Jonathan Johnson, who police say fired a gun at a motel clerk before killing himself in a Midtown Anchorage street early Sunday, wants people to know more about him than just his final minutes.

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The Anchorage Police Department's 20-year-old dispatch and record-keeping computer systems are "being held together with chewing gum and baling wire," said APD chief Mark Mew, but big improvements are in the works.Devin Kelly

Anchorage’s police dispatch and record-keeping computer systems are showing their age and the city is embarking on a major push to modernize them with interactive software that could someday connect to residents’ smartphones.

Devin Kelly,Loren Holmes
Alaska's Marijuana Control Board will craft regulations surrounding legalized recreational and commercial marijuana. Of 132 applicants vying for the spots, here are the five chosen by Gov. Bill Walker.Laurel Andrews
Mark Daniel Alexander, 31, of Anchorage, was arrested in Nevada and faces multiple sex trafficking charges after a months-long investigation by Alaska State Troopers.Jerzy Shedlock