'64 Quake: Danger still lurks beneath surface (Published 3/26/89)

In the 25 years since disaster came to town, politics and profit have overcome science and common sense at almost every turn. Ignoring the vivid example of 1964 and warnings from scientists both before and after the earthquake, Anchorage's business and political leaders decided to rebuild the city on the ground most likely to fail in the next big earthquake.

Race for 5 of 11 Assembly seats revs up for April

The filing period just opened, but most of the heavy hitters have been raising money and plotting strategies for months to prepare for Anchorage's April 6 election, which could augment or undercut Mayor Dan Sullivan's influence with the municipal Assembly.

Public can air views on liquor store ID checks

A proposal to require liquor store operators to examine driver's licenses or other identification for all customers purchasing alcoholic beverages, regardless of how old they appear to be, is the subject of a town hall meeting planned for Thursday night.

Mechanics union contract heads to Assembly

The first city union contract negotiated by Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan's administration is a four-year deal that contains low annual wage increases but also significant salary bumps for about half the 75 bargaining unit members whose pay falls below that of similar workers in other government agencies or the private sector.

Attorney hired for beluga issue

Mayor Dan Sullivan has hired a Seattle attorney to help the city negotiate the way through a pending federal designation of critical habitat for Cook Inlet's beluga whales.

Mayor wants to take police off the parking meter beat

Question: Does it really make sense to pay sworn, armed police officers making upwards of $100,000 a year in wages and benefits to pound the pavement downtown looking for red flags on parking meters, when the city could pay someone else a fraction of that to do the same thing?

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