Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
Zachariah Hughes reports on city & state politics, arts & culture, drugs, and military affairs in Anchorage and South Central Alaska. @ZachHughesAK About Zachariah

The ACLU is suing Nome, alleging a pattern of civil rights violations against Native women

The lawsuit alleges violation of state and federal civil rights protections stemming from mishandled police investigations of sexual assaults.

Did Anthony Pisano kill three men or did an armed altercation turn deadly? An Anchorage jury will decide.

Prosecutors allege a triple murder during a botched robbery, but defense attorneys paint a completely different picture.

Another bump in federal cash coming to Alaska’s corroding port

Combined with an earlier grant from the U.S. Deptartment of Transportation, $45 million in federal grants will offset tariffs to pay for upgrades officials say are desperately needed.

Berkowitz endorses Bloomberg, whose foundation gave more than $1M to Anchorage

The former New York City mayor has racked up endorsements from other local executives around the country, many of whom have benefited from his philanthropic support of civic projects.

Here’s what experts in Alaska want you to know about the new coronavirus

Speaking on Talk of Alaska this week, officials with the CDC and state weighed in on how Alaskans can be prepared for the novel coronavirus.

Two gun incidents reported in a week at Anchorage schools

One case involved a replica at an elementary school, another led to the discovery of two handguns and ammunition on a school campus.

There will be more flights from Wuhan, but Alaska has no plans to receive more virus evacuees, officials say

Citizens who stopped briefly in Anchorage are now in a two-week quarantine at a military base in California.

Cargo flights into Anchorage from Wuhan suspended, no additional Chinese medical flights planned, officials say

Officials in Alaska say everything went as planned with a flight stopping briefly in Anchorage overnight returning 201 Americans from Wuhan, China, amid the spread of the coronavirus. At this point, there are no similar efforts planned for the Ted Stevens International Airport, although cargo flights from Wuhan have been suspended.

Anchorage to decide again on an alcohol tax

Anchorage voters will get another chance to vote on an alcohol tax this April. In a meeting Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly opted to put forward a ballot proposition to raise money for dealing...

Passengers from China will land in Anchorage Tuesday night, undergo coronavirus screen in closed north terminal, state says

Around 200 passengers are scheduled to briefly land at Ted Stevens International in Anchorage to refuel, clear customs, and undergo health screenings.

Coronavirus evacuees to make virus screening, refuel stop at Anchorage airport

As the novel coronavirus spreads globally, hundreds of Americans are returning from China through Alaska's Ted Stevens Airport on the way home.
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State introduces reforms to involuntary commitment policies

New policy measures could reduce the number of Alaskans kept in jails and emergency departments while awaiting psychiatric care.

Highlights from Kuskokwim 300: Kaiser wins fifth title, and a surprise musher engagement

There’s been some new writing recently about old happenings in Alaska’s largest city. It’s in a column called Histories of Anchorage that has appeared in the Anchorage Daily News a couple times so far since the new year.

Every dog awaiting the K300 race in Bethel gets a check-up. The vets come from all over.

Ahead of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race in Bethel this weekend is a bit of house-keeping. Or rather, dog-keeping. Each competing canine needs to be checked out by veterinarians to make sure that there are no health issues that could cause problems.

After flooding, snow and ice jams, Deneki road traffic restored

Maintenance crews working with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have managed to restore vehicle traffic for residents who live across the Deneki Meadows Bridge, although there may be delays as trucks haul chunks of ice off the roadway.

Charges filed against crossbow-wielding man police shot in Anchorage

Dustin Folse was arraigned on felony assault charges after a Sunday confrontation with police led officers to shoot him at a traffic exchange in south Anchorage over the weekend.

Judge rejects state’s effort to block Alaska Gov. Dunleavy recall campaign

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth ruled from the bench that the campaign can move forward, but his decision is certain to be appealed by Dunleavy's administration to the Alaska Supreme Court.

Alaska election reform initiative smashes signature requirements on way to November ballot

The ballot initiative would increase reporting requirements for political groups spending money to influence elections, open up primary elections and move Alaska to a ranked choice voting system.

Anchorage legislative priorities include Port of Alaska funding, new dividend program, mayor says

Alaska's largest city presented its state officials with three primary requests for the upcoming session.

Anchorage Assembly weighs new taxes ahead of town halls

Officials want to hear from residents at listening sessions ahead of votes about which measures to place on the April ballot to try and raise more money.