U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, welcomed an announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) that a joint temporary final rule will soon be implemented to ensure an additional 20,000 H-2B tem…

In response to the newly released email exchange between Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) employees regarding the Bronson Administration’s interference with the public water supply facilities, Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance and Vice-Chair Christopher Constant issued the followi…

Friday afternoon through a series of veto overrides, the Anchorage Assembly upheld the majority of budget amendments that were made with the November 23 passage of the Municipality’s 2022 general government operating, utilities and enterprise, ACDA, and capital budgets.

Camp Fire Alaska is being recognized for the success of their Learning Pod Program that launched during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new program was created out of a dire need in the community to serve youth who were having the most difficulty with access to remote learning. Camp Fire Alaska …

Anchorage Police need the public’s help in locating a dark grey 2013 Toyota Corolla with the license plate JUV-326. Officers believe the vehicle is being driven by an adult female with 2 juvenile passengers. The vehicle may be traveling out of the Anchorage area, police are unsure if the veh…

Following Adele’s recent TV spell in the weeks leading up to the release of her new album ‘30’, eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice the Saturn tattoo on her arm, and it turns out there's a hidden astrological meaning known as the ‘Saturn return’. 

Assembly Members Austin Quinn-Davidson and Forrest Dunbar, Budget and Finance committee co-chairs, issued the following responses to the Mayor’s budget vetoes.

Due to inadequate snow conditions and to prevent resource damage across the Chugach National Forest, operating or possessing a snowmachine in the Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts is prohibited per Forest Order No. 10-04-00-22-01 effective Nov. 24, 2021.  

Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA), along with EasyPark, are encouraging  residents to brighten Anchorage with holiday cheer through lights in November and December. 

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 68th season rings in the holidays with Happy Christmas, Jeeves by Heidi McElrath and Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, based on the stories of PG Wodehouse.

 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a senior member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the following grants heading to organizations, Tribal entities, and communities in Alaska:

Join us for a Hanukkah Family Festival featuring a Fire Breathing & Eating show by nationwide performers.

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Gold Pan Awards “The Magic Within” was held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. Chamber members and guests enjoyed a plated dinner and drinks, followed by a game of Heads or Tails where a lucky winner earned themselves two roun…

At 2:59 AM on November 16, 2021, Anchorage Police responded to a residence on the 6800-block of E 12thAvenue regarding a deceased person. Officers located the adult male victim inside a tent in the back yard. Police made observations at the scene which has prompted them to investigate furthe…

Following his April 2021 filing for re-election, Alaska Congressman Don Young today announced key members of his campaign team ahead of the 2022 election, including Alaska State Senator Josh Revak to serve as Campaign Chair, and longtime political strategists Art Hackney and Matt Shuckerow t…

Hospice of Anchorage will host the 2021 Navigating the Holidays event taking place at Hospice of Anchorage beginning on November 15, 2021 and ending January 1, 2022.

In an annual 49-hour fundraising event, hundreds of Alaskans donated more than $1 million to the University of Alaska’s three universities. Donations from more than 1,600 alumni, community members, corporate partners, faculty, and staff ranged from $5 to $100,000 and were designated to suppo…

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TOTE, LLC (“TOTE Group”), an industry  leader in maritime transportation, vessel services and terminal operations, today  announced the expansion of its leadership team to support the organization’s growth  and future strategic opportunities.  

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and no place is experiencing more extreme impacts than the Arctic. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is making it easy for people globally to gain a basic understanding of climate change issues in the circumpolar North through a …

Anchorage Concert Association, the state’s largest arts and entertainment presenter, is pleased to announce that all shows for its 2021/2022 line-up will be on sale November 16 at noon: global guitar phenoms International Guitar Night (Jan 14-15), cutting edge comedians The Second City (Jan.…

Alaskans may not realize the role the University of Alaska plays in the life of almost every Alaskan or in the many communities throughout our state. Many of those you encounter in your day-to-day life received their education through the University of Alaska. Your children are educated by U…

The Alaska Federation of Natives enthusiastically applauds U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski for her work in achieving a bipartisan compromise on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The leadership shown by Senator Murkowski along with Senators Leahy, Durbin, and Manchin while negotiating…

Amber Groff (Anchorage) and Lillian Croskrey (North Pole) are the week seven winners of the Alaska Chamber’s Give AK a Shot sweepstakes. Groff wins $49,000 in cash and Croskrey wins a $49,000 scholarship administered as an Alaska 529 savings plan. The two winners were selected randomly by an…

Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka testified yesterday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in an oversight hearing on “Voting Matters in Native Communities.”  The hearing offered AFN a second chance in one week to speak to a key Senate committee in support of s…

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson today released the following statement upon accepting the resignation of Dr. John Morris, the mayor's Housing and Homeless Services Coordinator.

The review of the proposed 2022 municipal budget is now underway and the Anchorage Assembly encourages the public to review and provide input on the budget. The Municipality’s budget decisions and priorities affect the daily lives of everyone in our community and a vigorous community dialog …

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Senator David Wilson (R-Wasilla) and Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) will be co-hosting a virtual celebration event for the annual African American Soldiers’ Contribution to Building Alaska Highway Day, also known simply as Alaska Highway Day.

 On October 21, in response to Mayor Bronson’s attempt to terminate Clifford Armstrong III from the Chief Equity Officer position, Assembly Chair LaFrance and Vice Chair Constant submitted a letter to the Mayor clarifying that as a matter of law, Mr. Armstrong is still the Chief Equity Offic…

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson today regretfully accepted the resignation of Craig Campbell who has served in a few roles with the administration.

 Leo Roehl (Dillingham) and Katelyn Behymer (Anchorage) are the week six winners of the Alaska Chamber’s Give AK a Shot sweepstakes. Roehl wins $49,000 in cash and Katelyn Behymer wins a $49,000 scholarship administered as an Alaska 529 savings plan. Katelyn’s mother Renee Behymer also wins …

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OVERVIEW – 2,842 new cases | 66 deaths | 213 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 59.5% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

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 …