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Guy Merculief was not the first member of his family to be run down on the streets of Anchorage by a stranger -- two of his nieces were also struck by vehicles, one fatally, in Alaska's largest city.

Michelle Theriault Boots
Marked by dueling issues of property rights and public access, a plan for access to Chugach State Park has sparked a wide range of diverging viewpoints in the Municipality of Anchorage. At its heart are fundamental questions about who can have access and who will ultimately pay. Devin Kelly
At an Assembly work session Friday afternoon, Kate Giard unveiled preliminary recommendations for the municipality's SAP project and warned that "fear" of the $31.6 million project inside Anchorage City Hall could undermine its success.Devin Kelly
Goldbelt Security LLC, a subsidiary of a Juneau-based Alaska Native corporation, will be paid $1.97 million for a one-year contract to operate the van service that picks up inebriated people from Anchorage streets and to staff the Anchorage Safety Center. Devin Kelly
Uber, an app-based service that allows users to request car rides from a select group of approved drivers, will soon be debuting in Anchorage. But city officials and taxi operators say  the company's entry into the market represents a threat to the regulated taxi and car service businesses.Sean Doogan
At an open house Thursday, library staff unveiled a partial redesign of the 28-year-old library building. The plan by RIM Architects calls for elimination of the library’s outdoor steps -- prone to icing over in winter -- and the addition of a glass front to a new ground-floor entry. Tegan Hanlon
At an open house Thursday, library staff unveiled a partial redesign of the 28-year-old library building. The plan by RIM Architects calls for elimination of the library’s outdoor steps -- prone to icing over in winter -- and the addition of a glass front to a new ground-floor entry. Tegan Hanlon
The changes, which include eliminating an annual service fee, came despite the objections of the Anchorage Police Department, which estimated a revenue loss for the department of  $265,000 and a reduced incentive for people to maintain alarm systems.Devin Kelly
Anchorage police said a woman was taken to the hospital after a pickup truck collided with her motorized wheelchair in Midtown Anchorage on Wednesday afternoon.Tegan Hanlon
A 17-year-old girl was shot in the lower back at a Sunday morning house party in Anchorage, according to police, who are seeking more information on the shooting.Alaska Dispatch News

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