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A proposal to outlaw metal palisade fences, singled out by biologists for goring moose, squeaked by the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night.Devin Kelly
At Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting, Assembly members Dick Traini and Paul Honeman introduced an ordinance to toughen towing regulations, curb fees and penalties, and increase protection for vehicle owners.Devin Kelly

Photos: Anchorage firefighters and police bring Operation Warm to Williwaw school

October 22, 2014 - 4:28pm -- mdent
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For the second year, Anchorage firefighters and police presented new winter coats to children at a local school in Operation Warm. About 400 students at Williwaw Elementary got the treat Monday after they attended a safety presentation.

Lean Alaska grown yak is available at local farmers markets, a non-gamey meat that has a lot of possibilities.Mike Dunham
The Anchorage Assembly approved an external audit of the troubled SAP software project Tuesday night while raising pointed questions about the project’s future. The Assembly also narrowly voted to ban metal palisade fences shorter than 7 feet. Devin Kelly
No action was taken on proposed ordinances regulating ride-sharing services, although public comment was heard on a proposal to exempt Uber and others from most public regulations for commercial transportation. Sean Doogan

Students at Williwaw Elementary School were surprised by Anchorage firefighters and police who provided them with new winter coats after they attended a safety presentation on Monday.

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In 2008, about 400 coho salmon entered Anchorage's Chester Creek, while by this summer an estimated 2,000-plus salmon moved upstream, despite continuing problems with runoff, feces and other garbage in the urban waterway. Craig Medred
Anchorage police are looking at whether to initiate new sexual assault investigations based on information recently obtained from the Alaska National Guard, Chief Mark Mew said Tuesday. Jill Burke


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