The East Anchorage homeless camp where a black bear cub was speared to death last week was still intact Friday evening despite an eviction order from the city. Although the camp was not occupied by any people, a black bear was again rummaging through it.
After a two-month suspension, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Friday he will take responsibility for the completion of a troubled and expensive city data systems upgrade project that has already cost over $36 million.Devin Kelly
A natural gas leak near Potter Valley Road’s intersection with the Seward Highway briefly brought traffic on the highway to a standstill Thursday afternoon, but the road reopened without incident.Alaska Dispatch News
“A great city, a great state doesn’t stand idly by while people perish in our streets,” Mayor Ethan Berkowitz told the crowd of about 75 people who gathered Sunday for a candlelight vigil in Anchorage.Michelle Theriault Boots
From mid-July to the end of September, 10 percent of all Anchorage Fire Department emergency medical transports were due to suspected use of the synthetic drug Spice. As the problem persists, Anchorage officials hint that stronger enforcement measures may be on the horizon. Laurel Andrews