Hal Hart, who has served as Juneau’s community development director, will oversee planning and transportation projects in Anchorage and work to make the department more "customer-friendly," Mayor Berkowitz’s office said Friday.

Devin Kelly
Two men were seriously injured in separate shootings early Saturday morning in Anchorage -- one on the south side and one downtown. Devin Kelly
The bicyclist was more than 60 feet from the nearest crosswalk and did not have a green light, police said. He was badly injured.Devin Kelly
A 17-year-old boy turned himself in to Anchorage police Wednesday for a non-fatal shooting in Spenard on Saturday. Police say the shooting was an accident.Jerzy Shedlock
A man and his dog died after a fire ignited in a Muldoon mobile home late Tuesday, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. Tegan Hanlon
Other marijuana-related measures passed Tuesday night by the Anchorage Assembly include restrictions on the personal cultivation of marijuana, and on using a fake ID or other means to purchase marijuana. Devin Kelly
The Alaska Federation of Natives and a broad group of nonprofits and religious institutions are hosting a “rising together” welcome ceremony for President Barack Obama. But it's not clear whether the president will make it.Nathaniel Herz
Protests, parties, foreign dignitaries and flight restrictions: just a few of the upcoming hiccups Anchorage police and others are preparing to deal with as the president of the United States touches down in Alaska in just over a week.Erica Martinson,Nathaniel Herz
Seafood cooking demonstrations and displays of glacial ice will be part of a free, public event on the Anchorage Museum lawn Sunday designed to salute the Arctic Council’s presence in Anchorage this week.Alaska Dispatch News
Signs of the complicated security protocols underlying President Barack Obama's visit have been popping up around the state for weeks. What happens behind the scenes to pull it off?Erica Martinson