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Department heads in the Municipality of Anchorage are being asked to cut costs by 0.5 percent before the end of 2015. 

Devin Kelly
From Tuesday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., a 2.5-mile stretch of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail south of Point Woronzof will be closed to bike and foot traffic.Devin Kelly
The committee last met in December 2012, two months before the Anchorage Assembly approved a major, decadelong rewrite of the land use and zoning code.Devin Kelly
The plans -- one seeking to refresh a commercial corridor of Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood and the other putting in motion a transformation of the industrial Ship Creek area -- were each years in the making.Devin Kelly
Bicyclist Jeff Dusenbury was known in Anchorage cycling circles for pushing hard and going far, all the while with a smile on his face. So when he was killed Saturday morning on a quiet street close to his home, it was hard for those close to him to understand.Michelle Theriault Boots
Gothic-style fences with spiked, pointed tips mostly surround private residences for security and aesthetic reasons. But state biologists say the fences kill an average of one to two moose a year, hanging up or goring the animals that try to jump over the spiked tips.Devin Kelly
Affixed next to a traditional grave marker, a QR code can offer instant access to more information about a person whose remains are memorialized. It’s a practice that’s gaining a foothold among cemeteries, including the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, which is looking to expand its use. Devin Kelly
The Anchorage Fire Department is in the process of shifting more paramedics to the city’s busiest service areas at peak hours, as current staffing levels are resulting in overworked, “burned-out” medics.Devin Kelly
Good news for Anchorage's smartphone-using bus riders: People Mover has partnered with Google to incorporate its transit data into the tech giant’s mapping system. Devin Kelly
More than 50 people gathered across the street as contractors met in Government Hill for a site visit at two homes and a former motel, which the state wants removed to make way for the proposed Knik Arm bridge and access roads. Devin Kelly

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