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It’s not that you can’t find great BBQ in places like Anchorage, Plano, Boston or San Antonio, but you really need to choose well or you may not like what you get. In Anchorage and Plano, you are more likely to step into an average BBQ restaurant than into a great one, as there are more plac…

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for distribution to children aged 12-15 and appointments are now available!  

The national average price of gasoline today has passed the $3 per gallon mark, according to GasBuddy, the travel and navigation app used by more North American drivers to save money on gas. This is a milestone not seen since David Letterman still hosted Late Night, Pharrell’s hat was introd…

As the 2021 salmon season kicks off, Alaska fishermen are calling on Congress, the Biden Administration, and Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan to take decisive action to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions.The call from fishermen, delivered by video, (link here) is tied t…

On Wednesday May 19 The Nation of Patriots’ Annual Patriot Tour for Veterans enters Alaska at Anchorage for a Poker Run route. At 10 a.m. riders will assemble at American Legion Post 1 (840 W Fireweed Ln, Anchorage, AK 99503). At 11:00 a.m. riders depart for American Legion Post 29 (1467 Mul…

Amidst a nationwide teacher shortage, the University of Alaska is focused on increasing its teacher pipeline to provide the state with the workforce it needs and help shape the future of Alaska. 

 Senate Bill 27, a bill allowing for more business opportunities for industrial hemp, was unanimously passed by the Alaska Senate today.

In April of this year, voters passed the proposition which approved money for new technology systems, including body-worn cameras (BWC), for the Anchorage Police Department. “I made a commitment and promise to the community that I would always listen. This community-wide listening session is…

The MOA Elections announces that Election Officials have received at least 63,400 ballot envelopes as of Saturday, May 8, 2021. Election Workers have opened many of those envelopes and scanned over 48,000 ballot cards.  

Ten local artists are putting their skills to work raising money for orphaned children in Panama. The Pastel Society Alaska (PSAK) is conducting an online auction May 17-31 with a goal of raising $25,000 to care for these children with special needs.

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The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) has fined the Bronson campaign $500 for what it says is a late filing of their 7 Day Campaign Disclosure Report that was due on May 4 but which the campaign filed a day late on May 5, 2021.In a letter sent to the campaign on May 5, APOC gives the B…

JUNEAU – The House of Representatives today passed a bill that allows the Department of Fish and Game to collect funds that are vital to the successful operation of Alaska's sportfish hatcheries and facilities.

OVERVIEW – 92 new cases | 1 death | 53 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high| 47.9% of Alaskans vaccinated

Anchorage Community Theatre presents their 6th show of its 2020/2021 season with the world premiere of Rand Higbee’s sci-fi comedy epic, Shaula: Queen of the Universe.  Directed by Nate Benson 

Spenard will have its own Vaccination Pop-up site at ‘Koots parking lot on May 6 and 27 from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm. You can walk in or make an appointment .

Alaska has long had the reputation for having some of the most dangerous jobs in the nation.  Last Wednesday we remembered 81 Alaskans who went to work in the morning for their last time. The Alaska Safety Advisory Council (ASAC) and many volunteers held a memorial diorama on the Park Strip …

Anchorage Press staff and contributors took home six awards at Saturday night’s Alaska Press Club awards.

Preservation Alaska announced their 2021 Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties on Sunday, May 2nd to kick off Historic Preservation Month. The annual list was announced on the organization’s Facebook  page and will be posted soon on their website. While the organization is celebrating 40 y…

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed Senate Joint Resolution 13 today, aiming to improve broadband internet access, speed, capacity and affordability throughout the state.

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On April 27, 2021, an Anchorage grand jury indicted 34-year-old Michael Allen Moore on nine counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and six counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree.  All charges are designated as domestic violence. 

/vib/ cycle, a South Anchorage cycling and TRX training studio, has become the first member of Small Business United.

Billy Idol has just been confirmed for the AT&T Concert Series at the 2021 Alaska State Fair, bringing the total number of confirmed acts to eight. The platinum-selling punk pioneer will take the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre stage on Saturday, September 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale …

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On the heels of the Alaska’s News Source televised debate, in which Dave Bronson questioned whether the COVID pandemic was real, got called out for inciting division between police and community members, and offered an incoherent proposal for housing the homeless at the Northway mall, more a…

Today, an Anchorage grand jury indicted Anchorage massage therapist Jason Karpinski for two counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and eight counts of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree. The charges arise from in-home and in-office massages that Mr. Karpinski offered under the guise o…

Just before 7:45PM on April 26th emergency units from AFD responded to an apartment fire in the 4500 block of Wright St.

The Alaska Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit Relatives working group comprised of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, Data for Indigenous Justice, Native Movement, Native Peoples Action with the Alaska Native Justice Center and So…

This press release is to inform everyone, including all the Anchorage Public, our loyal vendors, all our 20,000 guests and attendees, as well as all those who participate as entertainers and performers that the Anchorage July 4th Celebration & Parade on and around the Delaney Park Strip …

The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors released a letter to Gov. Dunleavy and the Alaska Legislature today, recommending the following strategies to be implemented as key components of a solution to the state’s ongoing fiscal policy crisis: 

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Tyonek Tribal Conservation District (TTCD) is proud to announce that Dr. Laurie Stuart has accepted the position of Executive Director. Dr. Stuart was chosen from a field of qualified applicants to join TTCD in its mission to conserve, enhance, and encourage the wise use of the natural resou…

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Bob Casey (D-PA) recently introduced S.1275, legislation to improve the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA). This legislation would enhance and expand support, protection, and prevention for Americans affected by family viol…

The Forrest Dunbar for Mayor campaign today announced that former First Lady Susan Knowles and Governor Tony Knowles have formally endorsed Forrest’s candidacy in the May 11th Mayoral runoff election.  

At 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 28th, working families, union officials, elected representatives, and community leaders will gather at FireFighters' Memorial Park in Anchorage for a Workers Memorial Day ceremony honoring those who have died or suffered illnesses or injuries while on the job.…

Consumption & Solid WasteThursday, April 29, 7 – 8:30 pmDid you know that 40 percent of food is wasted in the US? Do you have questions about recycling or composting? Join us to learn how to reduce your consumption and solid waste in the last of the series exploring Anchorage's Climate A…

At 12:55PM on 4/23/21 Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the 1000 Block of Ingra Street to reports of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located one adult female victim inside a residence with trauma to her upper body. She was transported to a local hospital where she died as …

A new exhibition opening at the Anchorage Museum Friday, April 30, offers a look at the history of Black lives in Alaska as told through archival photographs and collected materials. The exhibition, Black Lives in Alaska: Journey, Justice, Joy, showcases the richness and resilience of Alaska…

University of Alaska Anchorage has ramped up efforts to increase enrollment in the past year, with incentives for returning students, first-time freshmen and residential students. 

thread is pleased to present the following recipients of the 2021 thread Awards, announced at a virtual ceremony held on Facebook Live earlier this evening:  

The Forrest Dunbar for Mayor campaign today announced that public servant and community leader George Martinez formally endorsed Forrest’s candidacy in the May 11th Mayoral runoff election.  

Providers across the country are taking steps to prepare their networks and customers for the implementation of a nationwide three-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is scheduled to launch in 2022. To lay the groundwork for the life-saving service, the Fede…

Do you have leftover prescriptions, especially pain pills? Dispose of unused medication promptly and safely during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this coming Saturday, April 24th. The event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M.

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The Forrest Dunbar for Mayor campaign today announced that former municipal attorney and municipal manager Bill Falsey has formally endorsed Forrest’s candidacy in the May 11th Mayoral runoff election.

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U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a Marine Corps Reserve Colonel who recently returned from training at Camp Lejeune, today criticized a suggestion made by one of his colleagues that as much as ten percent of America’s military s…

On April 1, The Salvation Army Alaska Division’s officers, staff, and advisory board  members bid farewell to outgoing Divisional Leaders Majors John and Pamilla Brackenbury. Majors  Brackenbury will now be serving in The Salvation Army’s Del Oro Division, which is based in  Sacramento, Cali…

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart diseases and stroke, is hosting the 43rd annual Alaska Heart Run & Walk Digital Experience on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Since the inception of the event,…