Jeremy Hsieh, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The city’s local elected officials are concerned Senate Bill 155 could lead to a knock-down, drag-out fight.
The Assembly put off the decision indefinitely. There was no consensus about what, if anything, to do next.
Homelessness experts say per person, it’s cheaper than shelter. The new plan emulates what Houston, Texas, did.
The 907 Initiative's leader says it advocates for progressive values, but isn't trying to influence elections.
The city’s in-house snow removal team has shrunk over time and its target time to plow out neighborhoods has gotten longer.
Some Assembly members took issue with Bronson’s stated rationale for the cuts. They debated the veto overrides for about a half-hour.
An Anchorage Assembly leader says it demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding in the administration.
Prosecutors say DNA links an Oregon man to the killing of 16-year-old Shelley Connolly. The defense says it also points to other suspects.
A judge in Idaho dismissed a manslaughter case, and the military hasn't said if it disciplined its personnel involved in the death.
Mayor Bronson agreed with about one-third of the Assembly’s operating budget additions. They disagreed over budgeting for staff vacancies.
Assembly Chair Chris Constant, who is often politically at odds with the mayor, agreed with Bronson’s optimism about downtown Anchorage.
The most common causes of death for unsheltered people in Anchorage are drug overdose, cardiac arrest and hypothermia.
Separately, the administration is working on lining up a contract for Assembly approval next week to establish a winter warming area for up to 50 people.
Anchorage schools are "on track" to reopen Thursday, after district officials said it was unsafe to bus students Wednesday, the fourth consecutive school day of remote learning.
The additional beds will go to the most vulnerable people on the waitlist.
Anchorage opened a 150-bed cold-weather shelter on Oct. 31. But less than a month into winter shelter season, it has a 1,000-person waitlist.
For at least the third time, the Assembly and the Bronson administration fought publicly over a significant contract after it was executed.
About 1,000 people are on a waitlist for winter shelter, but the city’s newest, 150-bed shelter hasn’t hit capacity yet.
The mayor’s veto message triggered indignant backlash from some Assembly members. The Assembly overrode the veto.