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State officials on Monday called on Alaska construction companies to ensure they have proper equipment and systems in place for excavation work, following the death of an Anchorage man in a trench collapse this month.Tegan Hanlon

Incoming Anchorage first lady Mara Kimmel is among her husband's closest advisers

June 29, 2015 - 7:40pm -- mdent
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As Ethan Berkowitz prepares for his swearing-in as mayor this week, he is relying on the professional expertise of his wife, an Arctic governance researcher and immigration attorney, to help shape his administration.

As Ethan Berkowitz prepares for his swearing-in as mayor this week, he is relying on the professional expertise of his wife, an Arctic governance researcher and immigration attorney, to help shape his administration.Devin Kelly
A new study finds that Anchorage moose have greater genetic diversity than do moose on the Kenai Peninsula, and that the two populations have very different genetic structures. Yereth Rosen
Carl Leedom, 27, was sentenced Monday to more than a half-century in prison for killing acquaintance Harvey "Charlie" Albright over a stolen backpack filled with cash.Jerzy Shedlock
A 54-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the Glenn Highway near Muldoon Sunday night, Anchorage police said.Alaska Dispatch News
Police and parks officials say they're finding themselves busting the same people again and again for drinking in public or dealing drugs in city parks, but they can't prevent them from returning and making life unpleasant for others. Devin Kelly

A friend of 25-year-old Jonathan Johnson, who police say fired a gun at a motel clerk before killing himself in a Midtown Anchorage street early Sunday, wants people to know more about him than just his final minutes.

Michelle Theriault Boots
A friend of 25-year-old Jonathan Johnson, who police say fired a gun at a motel clerk before killing himself in a Midtown street early Sunday, wants people to know more about him than just his final minutes.Michelle Theriault Boots
In an examination of traffic in metropolitan areas around the country, Anchorage clocks in at a little shorter than the national average.Becky Bohrer
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