Jeremy Hsieh, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The former executive assistant also alleges discrimination against women among fire department leaders.
Since Mayor Dave Bronson took office in July of 2021, more than a dozen executives have turned over due to firings and resignations.
The deputy library director has made racist comments toward Alaska Natives and is the subject of numerous workplace complaints.
Rangers say the climbers’ tracks led into the path of an avalanche on Moose’s Tooth.
Confidentiality around legal matters and personnel issues will make discussion awkward on May 23, said the Assembly chair.
Nancy Burke has worked on housing and mental health issues in Alaska since 2002. She’s moving on soon, but shared some of her perspective first.
Not everyone leaving will end up camping. Some got last-minute housing placements, some will couch surf, some caught flights out of town to stay with friends or relatives.
Even though the reality of the coming closure is sinking in, a lot of people in the shelter only had vague plans.
Up to 90 people with mobility or other impairments will be able to stay in the shelter until May 31.
The extension is expected to be a last-minute addition to the Assembly’s agenda at its next regular meeting..
Most people will have to start camping outside as Anchorage Assembly members and service agencies plot what’s next.
With fresh snow and nowhere else to go, a consultant recommended keeping the mass shelter open into May.
The action comes more than a year after Russia invaded Ukraine and Gov. Mike Dunleavy called on Alaska cities to cut these ties.
Anne Helzer is Mayor Bronson’s fourth pick to lead the city’s legal department. She was well received at her confirmation hearing.
A drainage culvert beneath the street failed, causing the sinkhole.
Both Anchorage School Board incumbents appear on track to keep their seats.
The incident comes amid what a campaign consultant says is an unprecedented level of sign theft and vandalism this election cycle.
The ballots are long this year, with questions on some filling up all four sides of two ballot cards.