Anchorage Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Amirah B. Rutledge. Amirah was last seen by family at the end of March 2020. They have been unable to reach her over the phone since that time and there has been no activity on Amirah’s social media accounts. The…

In alignment with current federal, state, and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure the health and safety of its employees, visitors, and volunteers, the U.S. Forest Service Alaska Region is prohibiting gatherings of more than ten people on the Chugach and Tongass National Forests.

Updated

Matson announced a $10,000 commitment to Children’s Lunchbox to help feed Anchorage schoolchildren. As the Bean’s Café and Children’s Lunchbox corporate partner of the year in 2019, Matson has been a longtime supporter of these organizations. The company sends a group of employee volunteers …

The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has made nine grant awards totaling $378,124 to local nonprofit service providers for coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and response. The foundation’s Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grant program was developed over the last two weeks and will co…

Alaska’s nonprofits are experiencing significant impacts from the COVID-19 crisis. In a survey conducted March 16-24 by The Foraker Group, over 450 organizations from every segment of the nonprofit community and every part of the state confirmed that their ability to deliver services is deep…

Quintillion Networks today announced its offer to immediately increase bandwidth capacity available to providers serving northern Alaska communities to support usage increases resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes following North Slope Borough and Northwest Arctic Boro…

USDA Service Centers in Alaska will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using …

In an effort to help the families and children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Lunchbox, a program of Bean’s Cafe Inc., is responding in this time of crisis to the families and children in need in our community. Today 3/23/2020 will be the first day the meals will be distri…

At 8:52 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report that an adult female, whom he shares a camp with, was deceased. Officers responded to a wooded area near the intersection of 36th Avenue and Macinnes Street and located the victim in the camp. While the circumsta…

All outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway are shut down at the Eklutna exit due to a collision with injuries involving multiple vehicles. Driving conditions are very dangerous and icy at this time; drivers are asked to use extreme caution while navigating the roads. More updates to follow.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the incoming class of the Anchorage ATHENA Society of 2020. This group of outstanding women professionals have shown their commitment to leadership which makes the Anchorage community stronger and inn…

The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors voted to support Proposition 13, a ballot initiative introducing a 5% retail sales tax on alcohol within the Municipality of Anchorage. The ballot proposal is included in the April 2020 city ballot, mailed to registered voters on March 17.

The Anchorage ATHENA Society is pleased to announce the inductees into the Class of 2020. A group of 10 women have been chosen, representing a variety of fields and expertise.

A new study shows Alaska has the No. 8 highest rate of homelessness in the U.S; the No. 22 and No. 30 highest percentage of women and children in the homeless population respectively.

More than 20,000 Alaskans have already signed the recall petition in the second phase of the movement to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office, according to a press release from 'Recall Dunleavy'. Recall Dunleavy is required to collect signatures from 71,252 qualified registered voters to mo…

 The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) has increased the level of operation of the Emergency Operations Center to Level Two. According to the MOA Emergency Operations Plan, response operations Level 2 is done due to a situation or threat that has developed requiring a partial activation of the…

 In an effort to accommodate race fans and minimize traffic congestion, the Iditarod Trail Committee is once again offering shuttle bus service from a variety of designated locations in Anchorage, Houston, Wasilla and Talkeetna, to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race restart on Sunday, March 8,…

Alaska’s state public health laboratories now have the ability to test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a new capacity for Alaska’s labs, made possible by test kits provided to states by the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to allow for rapid COVID-19 testing.

While skiing with two friends on the frozen Yukon River a few weeks ago, I visited the eight people who live between the towns of Eagle and Circle, which are 160 river miles apart.

Official petition booklets have now been mailed to communities statewide and signature gathering for the petition phase of the historic effort to recall Governor Michael J. Dunleavy has officially begun. 

On Feb. 12, Google announced that it is coming to Anchorage as part of the tech company’s “Grow with Google” initiative, which aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States by providing free training, tools, and expertise for people to grow their skills, ca…

If you haven’t visited your local library in a while, you might be surprised to see what a busy, vibrant place it is. Many libraries in Alaska are downright crowded much of the time. Libraries today are more like community centers or university commons, where people gather to meet, bring the…

The officer who fired his weapon has been identified as Officer Jason Cusack. He has been a member of the Anchorage Police Department (APD) since 2015.

The results are in! A record number of more than 5.7 million passengers traveled through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in 2019.

The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today that it awarded a $20 million infrastructure development grant to help replace aging Port of Alaska docks.

I was honored and humbled to be able to announce this week that The Alaska Community Foundation will manage the Hilcorp Giving Program in Alaska. Over the next twelve months, ACF will see $5 million come under its management, but that’s just the beginning. 

The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access, modern, urban metropolitan university. UAA grew up with Anchorage and is designed to serve this community. In addition, UAA is also an important resource for Alaska. We are similar to many other state universities that were previously com…

The State of Alaska has a continuing and substantial fiscal challenge. Oil revenues have plummeted and savings are shrinking, leaving projected budget deficits averaging between $1 billion and $2 billion each year as far as the eye can see.

At 12:38 PM on January 20, 2020, Anchorage Police responded to a residence on the 3200-block of South Circle in reference to a burglary. While the homeowner was away, the suspect(s) forced open the front door and stole items from inside.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is working closely with federal, Tribal, and local partners to assist with the repatriation effort of approximately 200 passengers flying from Wuhan, China to California. The airplane is scheduled to arrive at the Ted Stevens Interna…

The preliminary investigation found that around 9:30 a.m. Dispatch received reports of a suspicious person pointing a weapon at people in the area of Spenard Road and 36th Avenue. He was described as an adult male who was wearing all black clothing, a ski mask and carrying a cross bow. When …

On 12/31/2019 at 1551 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak received a report that a man had been assaulted by two masked individuals at his home on Spruce Cape Road in Kodiak. Investigation revealed that the victim and another person arrived at the residence to find the door had been pried…

If you look at a picture of the Municipality of Anchorage’s finances from 1982, you’ll see a startling number — the State of Alaska filled approximately 42% of the Municipality’s budget.

ANCHORAGE – Rep. Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) will hold a Pre-Session Constituent Meeting on Monday evening for the residents of Sand Lake, Spenard, and Turnagain. 

The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $9.89 to $10.19 in 2020. Voters passed a ballot initiative in 2014 to adjust the minimum wage annually for inflation.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. Executive Director Amanda Moser announces the detailed schedule of events for the annual New Year’s Eve Celebration.

On Jan. 8-9, the Alaska Nurses Association, with the Academy of Forensic Nursing and the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Health, is presenting a regional conference in Anchorage, with online attendance options available for Alaskans statewide, for local agencies to learn how to bet…

Calls to 911 or 311 within the Municipality via a cell phone are not working at this time due to a technical issue involving most carriers. GCI customers are not impacted. 

Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Applications will be accepted through March 2.

DILLINGHAM, ALASKA – An Alaskan, Ivory Adajar of Dillingham, Alaska today won an international competition by The International Astronomical Union (IAU) to name an intergalactic star and exoplanet. The new star and exoplanet are named Nushagak and Mulchatna after the famed Bristol Bay wild s…

On 12/16/19 at around 10:12 a.m., Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the Holiday Station at 4627 Mountain View Dr. in reference to reports of shots fired.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is reinstating Alaska’s adult preventive dental program (also known as the Adult Enhanced Dental Program) for Medicaid recipients effective Dec. 31, 2019.

Alaska Pacific University (APU) President Dr. Robert Onders announced Thursday that he will step down when a successor is recruited and ready to take his place.

Update 12/9/19 at 4:45 PM:

UPDATE - road closure expected for several hours - Traffic Alert: Seward Hwy; Mile 111.