Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The city’s former downtown library closed in 1986.
Rep. Julie Coulombe says the bill is an effort to ease the strain on Alaska families who are facing rising child care costs and limited availability.
The Assembly opted to forgo debate and voted 9-3 to postpone the ordinance indefinitely, effectively killing it.
While the state faces unique logistical challenges, Emily Drabinski says that many problems facing Alaska librarians are happening across the country.
The city saw gusts as high as 82 mph in the Potter Marsh area, leading to power outages for thousands of residents.
Some of the funding could be distributed as early as this fall, with much of it getting sent out by January of next year.
Police say the paraprofessional “put his hands” on a Baxter Elementary student following a disagreement on the playground.
A group of fans want to honor William Riker’s Last Frontier roots with a bronze statue in the character’s hometown: Valdez.
Littlefield was the only person to file to run in a special election to fill Kevin Cross’ seat.
Anchorage legal settlement sets August deadline to get all police officers outfitted with body cameras
The Alaska Black Caucus sued the city in April 2023 over not having body cameras on officers, two years after voters approved their purchase.
Assembly chair Chris Constant says the new program allows the public to access city financial records without filing a records request and waiting months for a response.
Supporters say the ban would bolster pedestrian safety and encourage more foot traffic. It’s part of a growing national trend.
“This is the most strained I’ve seen the system,” ENSTAR President John Sims said at a press conference Thursday.
City officials wrote that they estimate there are 500 to 1,000 commercial buildings in Anchorage that have wooden roof trusses of “immediate concern.”
The alleged drug traffickers sent fentanyl, among other drugs, to urban centers like Anchorage and Fairbanks, but also villages as far away as Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island.
“One hundred percent of our samples, we took 39 altogether, had microplastics in them,” said study co-author Dyani Chapman.
The creative team behind “Mana: The History We Inherit” is criticizing how well the museum protected its exhibit.
The facility is currently in a “ramp up” period and is expected to reach full operations over the next few months.
The policy, announced earlier this month, would’ve allowed anybody who identified themselves as Alaska Native to not have to pay for admission.
IRS officials say the direct file program doesn't support the reporting of Permanent Fund Dividends.