Jamie Heinz inside Anchorage Election Center

Furor over mail-in voting fades as Anchorage prepares for April election

It peaked in 2021. Anchorage’s election administrator thinks increasing transparency around election operations has helped settle the public’s concerns.
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Anchorage’s by-mail municipal election is underway. Here’s what to know. 

Ballots were mailed to eligible voters on March 14. To be on time, your ballot envelope must be postmarked, put in a drop box or cast in person by 8 p.m. April 4.
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Hometown Alaska: How Anchorage city government works

Anchorage's Assembly and Mayor make decisions that affect your everyday life, from how much you pay in taxes to when your streets might be plowed. Their decisions influence what services are available, where developments happen, and how the city's money is spent. On this episode of Hometown, Alaska we'll learn more about how the city government works and how you can affect it. We'll also go on an audio tour of the Anchorage Election Center to learn about what happens to your ballot after you send it back in.
A woman wearing a bathing suit pushes a walker down a tie hallway.

The day after her 100th birthday, an Anchorage centenarian is back in the pool

"I come every Monday, Wednesday and Friday," said Maurine Loopstra. She has been a member of the Y since the day it opened over 50 years ago.
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2 men found dead in Anchorage’s Russian Jack park

Few additional details were available Friday, including what caused the deaths.