Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Mayor Dave Bronson’s statement follows an investigation by American Public Media and Alaska Public Media that found Gerace used a resume that misrepresented his educational credentials and military background to get a job running the city’s health department.
Bronson’s pick for top Anchorage librarian declines job, leaving controversial deputy director in charge
Three months after Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson announced a new pick to lead the city’s library system, officials say Robert Hudson will not be taking the job after all.
Outdoor deaths in Anchorage spiked in June, coinciding with sharp increase in unsheltered homelessness
Six people died outside in the city in June, the highest number in at least two years. Advocates fear the trend could continue without immediate action.
Police say 32-year-old Iese Gali Jr. shot at officers, who returned fire.
Anchorage police officer and suspect hit after exchanging gunfire at campground city sanctioned for homeless
Two officers were conducting what police described as a “security check” Wednesday night at Centennial Campground prior to the shooting, police said.
Dozens of people have moved from shelter to camping in the past weeks as the city closes its pandemic-era shelter.
Dozens of people will be left without a place to stay when the Sullivan closes on Thursday morning, officials say. They hope some will move into a new sanctioned campground.
Community leaders say the abrupt opening of the Centennial Campground in East Anchorage was poorly planned, but homeless advocates say it’s a place where campers can feel safe.
Former Office of Equal Opportunity Director Heather MacAlpine was fired while investigating complaints about the city’s top librarian, Judy Eledge, who has gotten public support from the mayor and chief human resources officer.
Alaska is now on “Preparedness Level 4," the second-highest level based on current fires and fire potential.
Patrick Bergt resigned as city attorney after less than a year on the job.
Officials say they’ve finished work on massive tundra fire near Yukon River that threatened St. Mary’s
All of the more than 150 evacuees have returned to their home villages, according to the fire service.
Rainy weather tamps down fires near St. Mary’s for now as officials warn of flammable conditions in Interior
Residents of St. Mary’s on the Yukon River were told they no longer need to be packed up to leave, though smoke is still lingering.
People who evacuated are returning to a home that’s seeing ever-increasing effects of climate change.
Smoke is expected to start clearing in the most heavily populated areas by Monday evening, but in Interior Alaska, the forecast shows that lightning strikes could lead to more wildfires.
The largest homeless shelter in Alaska will close this month. Many staying there aren’t sure where they’ll live next.
Many guests are waiting for housing to open up, but they’re not sure it will free up before the end of the month. If they don’t find options, some say they’ll camp.
Five former employees charged the museum’s director, Julie Decker, with fostering an opaque, chaotic and stressful work environment.
Some in the homeless services community say the transition plan from the health department has been poorly communicated.
Assembly members asked the Bronson administration to answer questions about unfilled staff positions and new rules at the library under its deputy director, Judy Eledge.