Anchorage

Heavy winds and wet snow lead to icy streets and power outages in Anchorage

The city saw gusts as high as 82 mph in the Potter Marsh area, leading to power outages for thousands of residents.
two kids color at a table

Advocates finalizing plan to use Anchorage marijuana tax revenue on child care

Some of the funding could be distributed as early as this fall, with much of it getting sent out by January of next year.
A "Plowing for Pizza" branded snow plow truck

Domino’s Pizza stunt marketing lands Anchorage $25,000 for snow plowing

A “significant” number of Anchorage locals nominated their city for the grant, according to a Domino's spokesperson.

Trial of Brian Smith, accused of murdering two Alaska Native women, enters third week

Both women are from Southwest Alaska and each battled homelessness and addiction in Anchorage.

Schumacher’s World Cup win, after two tough years, shows world-class talent is “still in there”

Anchorage cross-country talent Gus Schumacher won an international cross-country ski race Sunday, something no other American man has accomplished in more than 40 years.
A narrow lake among snow-capped mountains

Eklutna hydro owners say they won’t extend wildlife restoration process

Stakeholders who have fundamental objections have little time for further negotiation, and little recourse but federal court.
a woman points her finger at a moose

A moose on the loose: Combat shopping in an Anchorage Costco parking lot

Shopper Amber Rotar said the moose started showing too much interest in the bell peppers in her cart.
two people shovel a path out of deep snow on a rooftop

Your questions answered on snow loads and roof collapses | Talk of Alaska

It’s been an especially snowy winter in many Alaska communities, and with heavy snowfall comes the yearly question, should I shovel my roof?
A man in sunglasses blows snow off the roof.

Anchorage building officials are trying to identify roofs prone to fail under heavy snow

Anchorage roofing companies have been slammed with snow removal jobs amid record snowfall and a series of collapses.
A man in a black coat poses outside during winter.

Eagle River’s Mark Littlefield is sole candidate to fill soon-to-be vacant Assembly seat

Littlefield was the only person to file to run in a special election to fill Kevin Cross’ seat.
The Costco Business Center opening sign.

Costco opens new business center warehouse in Anchorage

The new store looks and feels a lot like other Costco locations, but everything from the aisles to the packaged goods is much larger.
close up of a police car, it reads "Emergency 911."

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.
Man speaking to legislative committee

Cook Inlet gas crunch likely to push up prices as lawmakers search for solutions

The state’s largest gas utility is warning that shortfalls could come as soon as next year – and imports are years off.
Anchorage's acting health director Joe Gerace poses for a photo outside of the Sullivan Arena shelter

Judge rules some city records on resigned Anchorage health department director should be public, even if they’re ‘highly embarrassing’

“The mere fact that information may be highly embarrassing does not render it private,” said Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi.
the corner of the City Hall building

Anchorage launches online checkbook, allowing public to access city financial records

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.
several red lights at a snowy intersection

Anchorage Assembly proposal would ban right-on-red turns in much of downtown

Supporters say the ban would bolster pedestrian safety and encourage more foot traffic. It’s part of a growing national trend.
Anchorage School Board Superintendent Jharrett Bryantt and Board President Margo Bellamy.

Anchorage School District budget would cut nearly 100 jobs

The budget is balanced by using most of the district’s savings.
pilings along a body water, two container cranes and a cargo ship

Big Lake lawmaker proposes state port authority take over Anchorage and Mat-Su ports

Rep. Kevin McCabe said he wasn’t able to answer questions about compensation for local governments, impacts to local property taxes or how port user groups feel about it.

Anchorage fire that left 2 dead may have been arson, police say

The deaths of two people after a fire early Thursday at a Young Street multi-family residence are now being investigated as homicides.
A police car marked as Anchorage Police.

Woman, unborn child die after Mountain View shooting

Police say they detained a suspect at the scene of Sunday's shooting on North Park Street. Both deaths are now being investigated as homicides.
a person sits on a cot in a row of cots in an industrial space

Anchorage’s emergency warming rooms scale back from 3 to 1

Two of the warming rooms weren't heavily used. The third one has helped the 200-bed shelter at the same location run more efficiently.
A narrow lake among snow-capped mountains

Anchorage Assembly seeks 2-year extension on Eklutna Lake fish and wildlife plan process

Assembly members say they have fundamental problems with the utilities’ plan, the process that produced it and the property tax impacts.
a woman looks at treasures

In this Anchorage Facebook group, they find ‘Olive the Things,’ plus a nicer view of humanity

At 19,000-people strong, the group can help you find everything from a hedgehog to a plumber. Sometimes “Olives” go above and beyond.
a man

A woman stole a memory card from a truck. The gruesome footage is now key to an Alaska murder trial.

The trial of Brian Steven Smith, accused of killing two Alaska Native women, is set to begin more than four years after the memory card was turned in.
A man in a dark hoodie at a shelter

City warming centers may scale back soon as Anchorage cold snap ends

The weather forecast for Anchorage says the prolonged, sub-zero temperatures will let up soon.

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