Twice this year, the curator of the Alaska Jewish Museum (AJM) has arrived at work to find swastika stickers on the doors or the museum. Following the second attack, Museums Alaska worked with museums across the state to show the AJM that they are not alone.

One-third would give up caffeine for life, if they can continue drinking alcohol.30% admit they ignore studies warning about alcohol health risks.Infographic included.

An Anchorage grand jury last week indicted 30-year-old Stephanie Marie Moore for the September 25, 2020, murder of Chantha Vannarath in Anchorage. Moore was indicted on one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, and one count of evidence tampering.

Anchorage, AK — Anchorage Action is hosting community town halls with Alaska gubernatorial candidates, beginning with Democratic candidate Les Gara tonight: Monday, October 18, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom, and is open to the public. The next town hall meeting will be …

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has overridden the mayor’s veto of an emergency order instituting a mask mandate for 60 days.

 Today, Mayor Dave Bronson announced that starting Monday, October 18th, the Municipality of Anchorage will increase testing hours for COVID-19. As part of the increase, the hours will change from 120 per week to 192 per week and also include options from as early as 6AM and as late as 8PM.

Anchorage Concert Association, the state’s largest arts and entertainment presenter, is pleased to announce 13 more shows for its 2021/2022 season line-up: New gods of Irish music Lúnasa (Dec. 11), global guitar phenoms International Guitar Night (Jan 14-15), cutting edge comedians The Secon…

 At a Special Meeting to address the Mayor’s veto of Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2021-3, the Anchorage Assembly voted to overturn the veto and uphold the ordinance. 

Today, Mayor David Bronson issued the following statement in response to the Anchorage Assembly’s override of his veto of the misleading emergency mask mandate ordinance that passed without public notice or public testimony. 

Thursday, Mayor David Bronson issued the following statement in response to the misleading emergency mask mandate ordinance that passed without public notice or public testimony.  

Due to the passage of Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2021-3, an emergency ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly regarding public health and safety measures for the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring masking indoors in most situations, the Special Meetings for public testimony on AO 2021-91 on …

A new group of students from nearly 250 high schools across Alaska have been identified as this year's class of UA Scholars, qualifying each of them for a $12,000 scholarship to use at any University of Alaska campus. In order to be eligible for this prestigious award, students must be ranke…

The Regular Assembly Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, 10/12 is scheduled to proceed in person in the Assembly Chambers at Loussac Library.

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson today named Uluao “Junior” Aumavae as the Chief Equity Officer for the Municipality of Anchorage.

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At 12:16 PM on October 08, 2021, an officer assigned to the Anchorage Police Department School Resource Unit (SRO) responded to West High School for a report from a staff member that a student had made threats via social media to “shoot up” the school.

Earlier today, Assembly leadership was informed by the administration that all Assembly members physically present at the Thursday, October 8 meeting have come into “really close contact” with two COVID-19 positive individuals from the administration.

After housing and transportation, food is the third-largest expense for the average American household. In some parts of the country, food spending eats up a larger portion of the local household budget compared to others.  

In a partnership with Cook Inlet Housing Authority and Anchorage Concert Association, Alaskan singer-songwriter Rosie Rush brings a series of songwriting workshops to The Nave. This program will focus on basic skills of writing songs and music, with each class focusing on different parts of …

OVERVIEW – 863 new cases | 5 deaths | 180 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 58.5% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, coming virtually to all of Alaska beginning Oct. 16, features 10 films, 6- to 16-minutes in length, from all corners of the globe showcasing the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing.

 Today, Mayor Dave Bronson announced that the Municipality of Anchorage, in partnership with WEKA Medical, is standing up a new COVID-19 Treatment Center that will provide vaccinations, testing, and monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments.

In consideration of the health and safety of participants, the Alaska State Fair has made some changes to its fall event schedule. First, the annual Holiday Bazaar will take place over two weekends instead of one, and preregistration is required for entry. Additionally, the Mighty Monster Bo…

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People encounter hazards every day, some serious, others rare and innocuous. We fear certain kinds more than others, though, and COVID-19 is one of the biggest concerns in 2021. A recent Gallup poll found that only 38% of Americans feel “very” confident they can protect themselves from COVID…

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 69th season opens with FRANKENSTEIN: The Radio Play of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, written by Philip Grecian. The 1818 novel, which delves into human connection, hubris, and the ruthless pursuit of knowledge, is considered by many to be the first work in the ge…

The Anchorage Park Foundation is hosting their first annual Moose Loop Race from October 20th through 24th. The race will be virtual this year to support and promote COVID safe activities. The event celebrates the world-class urban trails in Anchorage that are 32-miles in length, shaped like…

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), is pleased to announce the application period is now open for the 2021 Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship and the Alaska Literary Awards.  The deadline for both applications is Friday Oct…

Join the team of the ANC Zine Fair for an informal gathering at Bivy on Friday October 1,  2021 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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A national effort is underway to increase the number of those registered to vote in the United States. In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 28, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is holding holding her 6th annual National Voter Registration Day Voter…

For the first time in many years, the Department of Fish and Game closed subsistence fishing in Chevak, Hooper Bay, and Scammon Bay leaving many unable to fill their freezers and fish racks for the winter. Today, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) announces that in collaboration with Alaska…

The Municipal Clerk’s Office reminds voters about the Special Election in Assembly District 4, Midtown Anchorage, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Registered voters of the State of Alaska who reside within Assembly District 4 of the Municipality of Anchorage are eligible to vote in this special…

Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program’s assistant director Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff recently accepted a position as the executive director of Alaska Native Education and Outreach for University of Alaska Anchorage. In this role, Dr. Yatchmeneff says she will, “work toward making UAA…

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) urges Anchorage residents to  be alert around local lakes and rivers, where a group of river otters recently attacked people and their  pets.  

Fat Bear Week is an annual, single elimination tournament where your vote decides which bear best transcends beyond the ordinarily large and into the realm of extraordinarily fat. From September 29 to October 5, the public votes for the bear who they think is the fattest and most successful …

JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has declared Sept. 19-25 Alaska Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

 Update--1:45PM--09/18/21Investigators were able to identify both the vehicle involved and the person who was driving at the time of the collision.  The driver, 22-year-old Angel D. Green, has been remanded at the Hiland Correctional Faciltiy on the charge of Failure to Render Aid. It will n…

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Alaska State Fair was back in full swing this year, with guests returning to the fairground for a jam-packed schedule of Fair fun.

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson today named Joe Gerace as the Director of the Municipality of Anchorage Health Department. Mr. Gerace has more than 38 years’ experience in emergency service delivery and more than 20 years’ experience working in disaster response. He has worked as a firefighter,…

Earlier today, the Mayor Bronson’s administration announced a plan to manage the uptick in overtime within the Anchorage Fire Department, which is expected to go over budget by the end of the month.  

September 16, 2021 ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is notifying the public today of a security breach of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Alaska Personal Information Protection Act (APIPA). This breach was caused b…

In efforts to reduce overtime, today the Anchorage Fire Department introduced a plan that could save between $70,000 - $125,000 this year while maintaining coverage and current response times.

The Catalyst Story Institute, a professional development program for TV writers, actors, directors, and producers to advance their work, has selected a finalist from Anchorage, Alaska, to present at the annual Catalyst Content Festival in Duluth on September 29th to October 3rd.

 The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has released a landscape assessment report examining current mental health supports within Alaska’s school districts. This study was funded by the Trust and conducted in coordination with the Alaska Department of Education & Early Develop…

Mayor Dave Bronson issued the following statement in response to tonight’s Anchorage Assembly meeting.

Dr. Bridget Weiss, Superintendent of the Juneau School District, was named 2022 Alaska Superintendent of the year by the Alaska Superintendents Association (ASA).

When Stephanie and Collin Agni opened their first Pure & Pressed Juice location in late 2019 at Huffman Business Park, they never could have imagined the challenges their business was about to face. Just two months later, 2020 happened. While COVID-19 was unfortunate in countless ways, i…

At 10:29 AM on September 9, 2021, Anchorage Police responded to the 100-block of N Hoyt Street in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival officers located an adult female with a gunshot wound to the lower body.  She has been transported to a hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury.