The email, sent by a fire department employee in charge of the audio and video equipment for Assembly meetings, also describes the fire chief intervening and instructing him to leave the feed running.
The closure was set to end Sunday but could last until Dec. 20.
The ordinance included a stipulation that it would end before the 60-day mark if two of Anchorage’s three hospitals had stopped operating under crisis standards for 14 consecutive days.
Capstone Clinic, a Mat-Su medical provider with a statewide presence, is the city’s new test provider after municipal officials opted to privatize rather than continue with the prior contractor.
A new company, Capstone Family Medicine, will conduct testing at a new site on C Street, part of a larger overhaul that officials say is more cost-effective.
A portion of the star remained buried, but crews were hopeful everything would function properly with the repairs they made. Additional fixes will need to be made in the summer.
Bronson had proposed cutting $7.4 million from the budget, and the Assembly’s changes restored funding to many of the cuts.
Chief Ken McCoy, appointed to the job this summer by Mayor Dave Bronson, did not say why he is retiring. In a written announcement, he said he’ll step down from the position on Feb. 1.
Free, over-the-counter, rapid antigen tests will be given away through a pilot program in Anchorage.
Members of nearby community councils are concerned with the project’s potential impacts on a park beloved by many residents. The city says the site is the best possible option, and will allow it to invest in needed improvements.
The star, visible across much of Anchorage, is a holiday tradition.
People were inside the home when the fire began, but no one was injured, an assistant fire chief said.
Insook Baik, who owns the neighborhood’s Shell gas station, wants to take care of her neighbors. For more than a decade, she and a team of volunteers have passed out Thanksgiving dinner to anyone in need.
More than 500 people sought shelter earlier this week at Sullivan Arena, where the shelter’s official capacity is 400.
The Bronson administration pointed to the credit downgrade as evidence of overspending. Assembly members questioned whether the administration accurately depicted the city’s financial situation during its presentation to credit rating agencies.
Numerous local gift shops and other businesses will be part of Small Business Saturday, with deals and prizes for customers.
The Assembly’s changes include restoring the Mobile Crisis Team; funding for the School Resource Officer program; funding grants for prevention of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence; and funding for early childhood education, among other changes.
Thousands will have a turkey and all the fixings to make a holiday meal
In a civil lawsuit, lawyers claim a 75-year-old woman was raped and battered by another resident, followed by neglect and a cover-up at the facility.
In news release sent immediately following the vote, Assembly leadership announced that it will enforce its COVID-19 mitigation plan during its meetings, including that masks or face coverings must be worn at all times.