Jeremy Hsieh, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Anchorage Assembly suspends relationship with Russian sister city
The action comes more than a year after Russia invaded Ukraine and Gov. Mike Dunleavy called on Alaska cities to cut these ties.
Anchorage’s latest municipal attorney says public service drew her to the job
Anne Helzer is Mayor Bronson’s fourth pick to lead the city’s legal department. She was well received at her confirmation hearing.
Head of Anchorage trash services resigns
It’s the second resignation announcement in Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration in as many days.
Half-mile stretch of Anchorage’s 15th Avenue closed due to sinkhole
A drainage culvert beneath the street failed, causing the sinkhole.
Left-of-center candidates lead in most Anchorage Assembly races
Both Anchorage School Board incumbents appear on track to keep their seats.
A masked man assaulted an ADN photographer looking into campaign sign vandalism
The incident comes amid what a campaign consultant says is an unprecedented level of sign theft and vandalism this election cycle.
Today is the last day to vote in Anchorage’s by-mail election. Here’s what to know.
The ballots are long this year, with questions on some filling up all four sides of two ballot cards.
Contractor sues Anchorage for unpaid work on shelter
The acting municipal attorney previously said that if the contractor sued, the city would lose.
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.
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.