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More than a dozen high school and middle school students showed off traditional regalia they say is a reflection of their pride, community and homelands.
A concert this weekend features the voices of homeless musicians.
An Anchorage Fire Department spokesman said crews are responding to about one or two fires daily at homeless camps in Anchorage.
Members of Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration shared findings from an after-action report on the heavy November snowfall, including options for increasing capacity and adjusting the public’s expectations.
The resolution, under consideration this week by the Anchorage Assembly and the Anchorage School Board, says hundreds of staff cuts are possible across the district without state assistance.
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson last week vetoed 18 of the more than three dozen changes the Assembly made to the budget.
The Assembly will again take up discussion and potentially vote on the measures during its meetings Dec. 19 and Jan. 9.
Teachers and other employees will get a 3% raise next year and a boost to health care contributions.
A system expected to hit the city Wednesday was weaker and moved farther east, bringing some accumulation to Mat-Su instead, according to the National Weather Service.
The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday is considering a pair of ordinance that would change city regulations on marijuana retailers, allowing drive-thru and walk-up windows, internet and phone sales and samples for customers.
For years, South Anchorage residents have used informal trails that run through the undeveloped area — land also critical to Potter Marsh’s thriving wildlife habitat.
The fact that Anchorage streets and roads are split between state and local ownership has long frustrated officials and residents. How did it come to be? Will it change?
The Bureau of Land Management said complaints about unleashed dogs have grown. For safety reasons, it’s warning users at the popular site that they could receive a $130 ticket.
Director Ida Theresa Myklebost believes this year’s festival, which opens Friday, will set a new standard.
Jurors heard opening arguments this week in the murder trial of defendant Donald McQuade, who is accused of killing 16-year-old Shelley Connolly in 1978.
A dozen parties have intervened, including the AARP and the chair of the Alaska Permanent Fund board of trustees, who is arguing as a residential ratepayer concerned about the utility’s financial practices.
Most of the Assembly changes were passed with a supermajority of eight or more votes — the number needed to override mayoral vetoes.
A recent Assembly report found the “public may be inadequately protected from the possibility of municipal resources being used to interfere with an election.”
Caleb Leyland, now 24, is the third defendant in the murder of teenager Cynthia Hoffman to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Joe Hickel has put countless hours into his yearly creations, which have brought holiday joy to downtown Anchorage since 1978.
The National Weather Service warned of the potential for “hazardous conditions when walking or driving” on icy surfaces left from the recent thaw and re-freeze.
Three companies are planning to build multiple express, conveyor-belt car washes in a city that only has one.
Most homeless residents struggle to find any sort of rental housing, often due to past evictions, criminal history, mental health or substance use issues and insufficient income. Add on a dog and inventory becomes “nonexistent,” the city’s homeless coordinator said.