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Anchorage small businesses see a strong holiday season, despite winter storm challenges

An industry advocate sees encouraging signs from holiday shopping, but says local businesses are still recovering from November’s snow storm closures.
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Anchorage man accused of murdering unborn child in domestic violence assault

Iohani Wilhem Dean, 21, was indicted Wednesday on new charges in the death of his girlfriend's unborn child after an April assault.
A man uses a snow blower on his driveway.

Anchorage leaders reexamine snow removal, question ‘new norm’

The city’s in-house snow removal team has shrunk over time and its target time to plow out neighborhoods has gotten longer.
Blue and red police lights.

Anchorage police fire on suspect who then jumped from Midtown hotel window

Police say an officer fired on Ryan A. Hunt, who was wanted on a felony warrant, before he jumped from a second-story window Wednesday.
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Anchorage Assembly overrides all Bronson budget vetoes

Some Assembly members took issue with Bronson’s stated rationale for the cuts. They debated the veto overrides for about a half-hour.
A yellow plug hangs from the front of a black truck

Anchorage offers drivers free cords, timers amid call to plug cars in

Local officials say at 20 degrees or colder, drivers should plug in cars' engine heaters to reduce both carbon monoxide and wear on vehicles.
A police car marked as Anchorage Police.

Anchorage police roll out body cameras, with about a quarter of officers outfitted so far

Anchorage voters approved a $1.6 million tax levy more than two years ago to buy and equip city police officers with body cameras.

Why Anchorage Mayor Bronson vetoed funding for crisis teams he supports

An Anchorage Assembly leader says it demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding in the administration.
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Anchorage teen’s accused killer on trial 45 years after her murder

Prosecutors say DNA links an Oregon man to the killing of 16-year-old Shelley Connolly. The defense says it also points to other suspects.
Jessica Swan at memorial for her daughter Mackenzie Wilson

Alaska mother of slain ROTC cadet says lack of accountability ‘unconscionable’

A judge in Idaho dismissed a manslaughter case, and the military hasn't said if it disciplined its personnel involved in the death.
The snowy facade of Inlet View Elementary School in Anchorage.

Anchorage voters to decide school bond package that again includes Inlet View rebuild

A 2022 bond failed after the Anchorage School Board put $26 million toward the aging school, now estimated at more than $50 million total.
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Southcentral Alaska set to see high winds Tuesday

Winds should peak during the evening commute hours, with blowing snow posing a possible hazard to drivers and pedestrians.
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Anchorage soldier dead, 2 men wounded in Spenard shooting

No arrests have yet been made in the death of 21-year-old Pvt. Jaivion Hawkins, police said. Two other men were also wounded in the shooting.

Food Bank of Alaska sees record demand and a decline in donations amid the holiday season

"This year, we've really seen record levels of need at our partners. Many of them have said they are serving more people than ever before," said Cara Durr with the Food Bank of Alaska.

No fatalities after Friday morning fire at Midtown Anchorage condo

No one was killed or seriously injured in a house fire Friday afternoon in Midtown Anchorage.
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Anchorage Assembly OKs 2024 budgets with veto-proof majority

Mayor Bronson agreed with about one-third of the Assembly’s operating budget additions. They disagreed over budgeting for staff vacancies.
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Climate change will deliver more heavy precipitation events to Southcentral. Is Anchorage prepared?

Some neighborhoods waited more than a week to be plowed after recent snowstorms.
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Anchorage Walmart shooting was murder-suicide, police say

Police say 29-year-old Saina Fa’atoafe shot a woman in a crime of domestic violence outside the Dimond Center Walmart Sunday, then took his own life.
A man in a suit speaks at a white podium.

Anchorage mayor says downtown in a renaissance, but departing cafe’s fans disagree

Assembly Chair Chris Constant, who is often politically at odds with the mayor, agreed with Bronson’s optimism about downtown Anchorage.
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Mat-Su schools closed Tuesday after blizzard hits power lines, highways

A blizzard warning calls for peak winds of up to 70 mph with limited visibility on area roads Monday in Palmer, Wasilla, Sutton and Chickaloon.
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Covenant House Alaska battling fentanyl crisis: 100 drug overdoses since July

Director Alison Kear says that in her 27 years at Covenant House, she’s never seen anything like the current wave of fentanyl overdoses.
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3 dead in 2 Sunday Anchorage shootings

Two people were shot and killed Sunday night near the Dimond Center Walmart, after police say a third person was fatally shot in Mountain View.
A man in a black coat tends to a fire.

Anchorage’s unsheltered and good Samaritans adapt to cold snap

The most common causes of death for unsheltered people in Anchorage are drug overdose, cardiac arrest and hypothermia.
A woman in red short throws a basketball.

Anchorage hoop hero Alissa Pili returns home for Great Alaska Shootout

Alissa Pili is in her final year of eligibility, so this might be the last time Anchorage hoop fans can catch her playing in her hometown.
A man drives a four-wheeler with a plow

Anchorage superintendent says ‘strategic failure’ at play in snow-related school closures

Anchorage School District officials and city leaders addressed criticism over the recent cancellations of in-person school, which they say were forced by historic snowfall and unsafe streets.

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