Jeremy Hsieh, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Connecting the Seward and Glenn highways scarred Fairview. Now, lots of agencies want to make it right.
The Anchorage neighborhood recently won a federal grant specifically for repairing damage to the community from past transportation projects.
Anchorage’s by-mail 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.
Politics and pessimism are weighing down Anchorage’s latest push for a new homeless shelter
City officials have repeatedly failed to establish new, low-barrier shelter spaces, and repeatedly fallen back on using the Sullivan Arena as one.
Anchorage Assembly threatens legal action over Bronson admin’s illegal contract authorization
The mayor and Assembly leaders say they hope they can sort out their differences with each other, then settle up with Roger Hickel Contracting.
Anchorage Assembly sues Mayor Bronson to force disclosures about former health department head
Several Assembly members previously accused the administration of using confidentiality to hide the lackluster investigation from the public.
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.
ACLU sues Alaska prison system over forced medication policy
The ACLU says Mark Andrews' experience shows that a policy affecting many people in state custody with mental illness should be struck down.
Anchorage Assembly orders third-party oversight of emergency cold-weather shelters
The city will hire a consultant to receive and investigate complaints, after the homelessness coalition said clients’ basic needs are not being met.
Anchorage Assembly members want commission appointee to resign for raising stereotypes about homelessness
Jim Crawford serves on an advisory commission, and suggested race and mental illness cause homelessness during a recent meeting.
Anchorage’s IMAX movie theater spared from bankruptcy closure — for now
In a court filing, attorneys for the parent company say they are still negotiating with the theater’s landlord.
Glenn Highway reopens, but police warn of traffic delays
Drivers headed north on the Glenn Highway were stuck for about two hours on Friday due to multiple accidents and icy roads.
ACLU sues Alaska Department of Corrections over eligibility for pre-release transition programs
The civil rights organization says after a parole board grants someone an earlier release date, they may be denied access to helpful transition programs because of a bad interpretation of eligibility rules.
Inspectors investigate cause of fatal Anchorage roof collapse
There is a lot of concern that heavy snow loads may have contributed to the collapse, said Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd.
Air Force investigators lay out lapse after lapse that led up to Eagle River ROTC cadet’s death in Humvee crash
Untrained cadets were given unsupervised access to old humvees intended only for use as bombing targets that were improperly put into service.
Anchorage schools ‘repeatedly and inappropriately’ secluded and restrained students with disabilities, says Justice Department
The Department of Justice says the school district illegally secluded and restrained students with disabilities.
A new resource center for people experiencing homelessness is opening in Anchorage
Instead of services scattered across the city, this new center offers everything in one place, from hot showers to housing resources.
Still no answers on mysterious object shot down off Alaska’s north coast
The White House says recovery efforts for debris from all four objects shot down continued Monday.
Anchorage Assembly chair: ‘The mayor’s administration is on fire. It’s burning.’
Mayor Dave Bronson continues to be mum about litany of dysfunction at City Hall and says he has not considered resigning.
Duke Russell couldn’t keep walking away from Anchorage’s neediest people. Now he’s feeding hundreds a day.
“Once you see stuff happen, you just can’t walk away anymore, you know?” the Spenard artist said.
Why Alaska’s homelessness experts are ambivalent about the point-in-time count
The federally mandated snapshot of people experiencing homelessness is widely publicized, but an existing system offers more robust and up-to-date information.