Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The ANICA Stebbins store was the only local source for groceries and fuel in the community of just over 600 residents. It burned down on Tuesday.
In May, the state switched from distributing Narcan to Kloxxado, an overdose reversing medicine that's twice as strong.
Among his vetoes: $1.2 million to permanently increase capacity at Brother Francis shelter.
“Looking at the store, I mean I grew up with it all my life, and so did practically everyone here. It was our only store standing," said Lydia Raymond-Snowball. "Now it’s gone."
In years past, teams from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson had to take snowmachines up the mountain to turn the star on and off.
In its more than 60-year history, Alaska has never had an openly LGBTQ state lawmaker. Now, Alaska voters are set to send three down to Juneau.
The move follows growing demands from residents, including parents of overdose victims, who want police to carry and use naloxone to curb a rising number of overdoses in Alaska.
Heidi Hedberg was named acting Health commissioner.
Municipal attorney Blair Christensen says the arbitration process will likely wrap up six to nine months from now.
Are you getting a lot of text messages from candidates running for office? You're not alone.
Some Assembly members said they were dismayed that the mayor’s administration had given Roger Hickel Contracting the go-ahead to spend millions to begin building the shelter without the Assembly's approval.
Anticipation was high for the return to Quyana, after two AFN conventions in a row were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As AFN convention kicks off in Anchorage, Native climate and subsistence advocates rally in the rain
The group held signs that said "Defend the sacred, protect the Arctic" and gave speeches, noting recent record storms and declines in subsistence foods.
Assembly leadership said they wanted to ”speak out against the racist and offensive statements made by the member of the public.”
Public Works Director Lance Wilber said the city gave the go-ahead for building the homeless facility — but city code requires Assembly approval for projects over $50,000.
The National Weather Service has a flood advisory for the Kotzebue area through tonight, with Nome and Utqiagvik’s going into tomorrow. Officials say damage to fish and hunting camps along the coast is expected, with erosion also a possibility.
There’s still dozens of homeless residents staying at the campground. They have 15 days to leave.
More than 100 people move to Sullivan Arena homeless shelter after city closes Centennial Campground
Anchorage homelessness coordinator Alexis Johnson says roughly 100 people are still staying at Centennial Campground.
‘It’s a lot’: Homeless residents at Anchorage campground get ready to move out following days of uncertainty
Some say they'll go back to the Sullivan Arena shelter, which the city confirmed on Thursday would reopen.
It has been about a year and a half since Anchorage voters approved buying body worn cameras for police.