The second phase of a three-part facelift for Anchorage’s Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail will start Tuesday, shutting down roughly 1 mile of the popular trail between the Seward Highway and Lake Otis Parkway.Tegan Hanlon
A wanted felon who escaped into the woods of the Anchorage Hillside for hours after allegedly firing a handgun in front of police officers was bitten by a police dog and arrested Sunday afternoon, police said.Michelle Theriault Boots
The unfortunate thing about the Baja car is its name. Baja has nothing to do with it. UAA’s student engineers won’t be racing their off-road buggy up and down the sand dunes and beaches of coastal Mexico.Kathleen McCoy

Anchorage schools lead nation in diversity

May 23, 2015 - 3:40pm -- EMillard
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Marc Lester

With the most diverse neighborhood and the most diverse elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S., Anchorage is at the forefront of a national trend toward more ethnic variety. 

Heading into the woods this weekend? Fire officials say it's crucial to be a cautious camper. Megan Edge
The Alaska Department of Corrections says a 26-year-old inmate being held at the Anchorage jail on a DUI charge died Thursday night.Jerzy Shedlock

The Alaska Senate on Thursday, May 21, 2015, moved its business to Anchorage, voted to conclude a Juneau special session ordered by Gov. Bill Walker and declared a new one of its own.


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The Alaska Zoo said orphaned brown bear cubs rescued earlier this month will be on public view at the South Anchorage facility for the first time Friday.Megan Edge
Edwin Gonzalez, the father of one and grandfather of two, all of whom died last week in an apparent murder-suicide, said his daughter was independent and chose to stay with her boyfriend, who had a history of violence and who police say likely pulled the trigger.Jerzy Shedlock
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