Anchorage

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Anchorage Assembly rejects a right-on-red ban in downtown

The measure would’ve banned vehicles from turning right at red lights in the area between 3rd and 9th avenues and Gambell and L streets.
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Suzanne LaFrance declares victory in Anchorage mayor’s race

After another 27,000 ballots were counted, LaFrance's lead over Dave Bronson narrowed by percentage points, but widened in absolute votes.
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Anchorage police arrest man in fatal Midtown hit-and-run collision

Police say Larry W. Anderson, Jr., 40, struck and killed a woman crossing A Street Monday night, then left the scene.

Family of man fatally shot by Anchorage police demands release of officers’ body camera footage

"They have six other videos for body cameras and two dash cameras with different angles of what transpired that night,” said Travis Handy.
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Meet Phyllis Bowie, Anchorage’s longest-serving teacher who’s retiring after 50 years

Her students and coworkers describe her as the cornerstone of the school, and have crowned her the queen of alternative education.

Security footage calls into question Anchorage police account of fatal shooting

Police have said Kristopher Handy pointed a gun at officers before they opened fire. A neighbor with security footage of the incident says otherwise.
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LaFrance maintains lead in Anchorage mayor’s race

More than 71,000 votes have been tallied in the runoff that pits Suzanne LaFrance against incumbent Mayor Dave Bronson.
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Suzanne LaFrance poised to be Anchorage’s first elected female mayor

Partial, unofficial election night results show the former Assembly chair leading incumbent Mayor Dave Bronson by nearly 10%.
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Anchorage mayoral runoff election: Q&As with Dave Bronson and Suzanne LaFrance

Here’s what incumbent Mayor Dave Bronson and Suzanne LaFrance had to say about many of the issues Anchorage voters said they care about most.
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Anchorage’s mayoral runoff election ends today. Here’s what to know. 

Anchorage voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to return their ballots.

Anchorage residents turn in 51K ballots ahead of mayoral runoff election deadline

As of Monday night, the city has received about 6,000 more ballots than it had by the same point in the April regular mayoral election. 
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Man found shot to death in Fairview apartment

Police say the shooting, in an apartment on East 15th Avenue, is currently considered an isolated incident with no charges filed so far.
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2 dead in East Anchorage house fire

At least one resident was displaced by Sunday's fatal Easthaven Circle blaze, with a firefighter suffering a minor injury during the response.

Anchorage police fatally shoot armed man after Sand Lake domestic dispute

Four officers opened fire on the man outside a Bearfoot Drive apartment complex after police say he raised a long gun at them.
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Backlash to ‘cheese grater’ fence in Anchorage triggers changes to DOT outreach 

The state transportation department says the fence isn’t going away, but the minor drama will lead to more outreach on similar projects going forward.
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As Anchorage wildfire season creeps in, Hillside residents prepare for the worst

Experts say it's not a matter of if but when a large blaze impacts the South Anchorage neighborhood.
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Anchorage sets new record for getting an inch of snow this late in the season

Yes, the city's official measuring station has recorded later snowfalls — but none that come in at an inch or more.
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The governor has a big decision to make about the Eklutna River and hydro project. Here’s what to know. 

The governor has an Oct. 2 deadline to review the plan, comments, any alternatives, and try to smooth out any disagreements.
A campaign sign supporting Mayor Dave Bronson's reelection vandalized with "Free Palestine"

Anchorage woman charged with vandalizing Bronson campaign signs

Police charged a 27-year-old East Anchorage woman with two felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with 14 vandalized campaign signs.
A woman in a black graduation gown walks up to a podium.

UAA graduation is extra sweet for students who missed high school ceremonies 4 years ago

Sunday’s ceremony stands in contrast to four years ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic brought in-person gatherings to a halt across the globe.
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Pulitzer-winning Alaska journalist discusses covering sexual violence during Wrangell visit

Kyle Hopkins, who won the Pulitzer Prize for the series "Lawless," says Alaska's criminal justice failures let people get away with sexual assault.
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Bronson, LaFrance offer different views and priorities in Alaska Public Media-ADN mayoral runoff debate

Bronson centered homelessness in his debate remarks, while LaFrance focused on providing basic city services.
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Car wash companies expand in Anchorage amid national boom  

According to Bloomberg, there are about 60,000 car washes in the country, and some forecasts show that number could double by 2030.
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Alaska’s first resettlement conference highlights state’s recent spike in refugees

Alaska used to average about 150 refugees a year. Just last year, that number spiked to about 485.
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Bronson, LaFrance challenge each other’s record during Anchorage Chamber mayoral debate

With two weeks until ballots are due, the candidates are looking to win over more voters after a close race in the general election.

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