Anchorage

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2 accused of murdering man in shooting near Anchorage homeless camp

Dominick L. Santana, 21, and Keilen J. Reynolds, 20, were held in Farrel Siulua's death after an alleged robbery escalated to gunfire.
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Alaska serial killer Joshua Wade dies in Indiana prison

The cause of death for Wade, 44, who claimed responsibility for the deaths of five people in Alaska, is unknown.

In his final days as Anchorage mayor, Bronson says he’s focused on a smooth transition

Dave Bronson says he has a number of accomplishments he's proud of as well as a few regrets.
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Alaska ‘data bike’ proposal aims to reform how DOT assesses its sidewalks and trails

The idea is to get e-bikes kitted out with cameras and special smartphone software that captures how rough a path is, among other data.
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Woman found dead in an Anchorage home after police standoff

Police say both the woman and an officer fired their guns. Her death is under investigation.
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Anchorage records its warmest three-day stretch since 2022

From Friday through Sunday, the official three-day average high temperature was 71.3 degrees, the hottest since the summer of 2022.
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Japanese climbers finish a never-before completed Denali expedition, thanks to help from Alaskans

After their gear was stolen, three Japanese climbers thought their trip to Denali was ruined. Then Alaskans offered help.

LaFrance names municipal attorney, announces new chief administrative officer position

The new position of chief administrative officer will oversee the city’s human resources and IT departments, as well as purchasing and financial functions.
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Relatives of King Cove couple killed in suspicious Anchorage fire await answers

Niece Amy Carlough says James and Kathryn Gould, who were killed in the February fire, ran a general store in King Cove before their deaths.
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State sues Alaska Motor Home after customers say they were swindled and harassed

Prosecutors say the company abruptly closed Friday without providing refunds, likely affecting hundreds of customers.
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Anchorage man charged with making false bomb threat at federal building

James Pearce, 40, is accused of falsely claiming he had planted bombs at seven Anchorage locations.
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Anchorage Juneteenth festivities kick off this weekend

Juneteenth is recognized as the oldest African American holiday in the United States, and marks the anniversary of when the last American slaves were freed in Texas on June 19, 1865.
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Anchorage sisters tap readers’ rapture for romance with new bookstore

Beauty and the Book Alaska specializes in the romance genre- a growing trend in Alaska and around the country.
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Family of man fatally shot by Anchorage police lobbies to view body camera footage

Monte Handy, father of 34-year-old Kristopher Handy, said the family wants to see what happened for themselves.
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Anchorage restaurants can now start serving alcohol 2 hours earlier

Under the new rules approved by the Assembly, restaurants can serve alcohol starting at 8 a.m.
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Former Homeland Security officer in Anchorage sentenced to 7 years for sexual assault

A Superior Court judge called Bert Christopher Heitstuman a “serial predator” who abused his authority to attack women he worked with.
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How a 12-year-old got an Anchorage street named after a Harry Potter location

In the Harry Potter universe, Grimmauld Place is where Potter’s godfather Sirius Black lives. Now it's a West Anchorage street.
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Anchorage Economic Development Corp. is asking residents what projects they want to fund from a proposed sales tax

Two-thirds of the tax would be dedicated to property tax relief and the other third would fund public projects.
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The replacement of one of Anchorage’s oldest schools is underway

Inlet View Elementary School was built in 1957. Supporters of the rebuild say the school is too old and too crowded.

Anchorage Mayor-elect LaFrance announces chief of staff and municipal manager

Suzanne LaFrance has hired Becky Windt Pearson as her municipal manager and Katie Scovic as her chief of staff.

Assembly leaders aim to postpone police chief confirmation until LaFrance takes office

Assembly chair Chris Constant said the decision to name the next chief should come from the next administration.

Michigan man is accused of burglarizing cars and stealing a SUV at Anchorage’s airport

Troopers say they caught the man as he sped down the Seward Highway. He also faces a DUI charge.
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Downtown Anchorage businesses are stressed. Advocates hope new projects will revitalize the area.

Between a rise in homelessness and a hit to the economy, several business owners say they’re fighting to stay afloat.
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Anchorage police identify the man fatally shot by officers on Monday as a 21-year-old

This is the third armed man shot by Anchorage officers in the past month.
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Anchorage School Board approves career academies with opt-out provision after 9th grade

Business leaders voiced overwhelming support for the career academies model, which freshman will begin this fall.

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