Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today signed into law H.B. 2001, a bill passed by the legislature to authorize the first $1,605 installment of the 2019 Permanent Fund Dividend. In a prepared video announcement, the governor reiterated his commitment to pursue the lawful remainder of this year’s…

As of 1:00 pm today, the Anchorage Health Department (AHD) is issuing an Air Quality Health Advisory for August 19-20, 2019 as wildfire smoke in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) is anticipated to result in daily average concentration of PM2.5 (fine particle pollution less than 2.5 microns…

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My buddy Evan Creasap’s work has been a long-time staple in the downtown scene. Outside his signature look, combining classic flash design with his own select pallet variance, he's an all-around solid dude for collaborations. For years his tie-dyed take on Upper Playground's Walrus paired wi…

On Tuesday (8/13/19) night at 7:20 PM and Wednesday (8/14/19) night at around 8:20 PM, Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the Chester Creek Trail system near Valley of the Moon Park in reference to 2 separate reports of attempted sexual assault. Detectives have cause to believe t…

While Cordova’s fishing fleet is out gathering nets full ofCopper River & Prince William Sound salmon, its land-based foragers are hunting wild berries, yellow-footed chanterelles, and king boletes! Those swift salmon that make it past Cordova’s keen fishermen will head upstream, spawn, …

Today, Governor Dunleavy announced he would not again veto Pre-Kindergarten, early education grants, Best Beginnings, and Parents as Teachers from the budget recently reapproved by the legislature. These were initially eliminated in his budget roll out in February and his vetoes in June.“Tho…

The Chugach National Forest fire danger status is very high over most the forest. Over the weekend a fire (Trail Lake Fire) broke out at mile marker 27 of the Seward Highway on Kenai Peninsula Borough land. Firefighters from University of Alaska at Fairbanks Nanook Firefighting Crew were cal…

The Alaska Democratic Party is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Lindsay Kavanaugh to the position of Executive Director. Ms. Kavanaugh replaces Jay Parmley who recently left the position after almost three years.

UPDATE: Erickson children and mother Melissa Salgado have been found safe in Cordova.

Missing Children: Slate Erickson, age 4, Jedidiah “Fox” Erickson, age 7, and Pepper Erickson, age 9. Last seen in Seward 8/6/2019.

The Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area Office has issued a general burn permit suspension due to hot and dry conditions in the region. This burn suspension starts August 8, 2019. The suspension includes the burning of debris and brush piles and burn barrels.

For months, Anchorage Cops for Community (AC4C) has been collecting clothes and all types of school supplies for its 5th annual Clothesline Project. On Saturday, August 10th, the volunteer organization will be giving the donations to families-in-need. The goal is for those students to have o…

 The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) announces the call for nominations for their annual Historic Preservation Award that is presented during the annual meeting of the organization. AAHP is a statewide organization.

Polar Bears International (PBI) announced today that the Polar Bear Patrol Program of Alaska’s North Slope Borough has been honored with its annual World Ranger Day Award. PBI presents the award each year on World Ranger Day, July 31st, to recognize the courage and commitment of front-line h…

The Alaska Miners Association applauds today’s announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) withdrawal of the Obama-era veto regarding the proposed Clean Water Act restrictions of mining the Pebble deposit in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed.

The University of Washington Department of Medicine has named Michele O’Fallon, M.D., of Anchorage, AK, a recipient of the 2019 Richard M. Tucker WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today withdrew protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska from the Pebble Mine – a colossal, widely condemned gold and copper mine that poses a threat to the area’s famous salmon runs. The agency’s action signals that it intends to clear the way for the Arm…

The first suspect case of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in Alaska of 2019 was reported this week to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology. This is a reminder that recreational gatherers should be cautious of the dangers of PSP from shellfish harves…

On July 16, Alaska became part of the national measles epidemic when measles was diagnosed in an unvaccinated Kenai Peninsula teenager who acquired the illness while travelling in the Lower 48. Most of us today haven’t experienced measles firsthand and some wonder, “What’s the big deal?” Som…

PALMER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that farmers and ranchers residing outside the contiguous continental United States may enroll in the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) for fiscal year 2019 beginning on July 1…

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials are extending the lighting curfew to C Street between Tudor and Minnesota (O’Malley), a distance of 3.8 miles.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has confirmed a single case of measles in an unvaccinated teenager from the Kenai Peninsula who recently traveled out of state to Arizona via Seattle, Washington. This makes Alaska the 29th state to have a confirmed case of measles in 2019.

Fifty one years ago, in the summer of 1968, CCS Early Learning (formerly Chugiak Children’sServices) began providing Head Start services in the basement of the United Methodist Church of Chugiak. This eight week program was so successful the community demanded that it be extended into the wi…

On Tuesday, Alyse Galvin, who lost to Don Young, the longest-serving and oldest member of the U.S. Congress, in the 2018 election, announced her candidacy to run again as an Independent.

WHAT: A celebration of life for The Alaska State Council on the Arts, one of the first casualties of the Governor's budget cuts, will take place at the agency’s headquarters in Anchorage.

Starting today, new criminal justice reform legislation goes into effect. House Bill 49 was signed into law by Governor Michael Dunleavy and addresses the many gaps created by SB 91 in Alaska’s criminal statutes.

JUNEAU – Today, a rump minority of the legislature decided not to return to work in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau to convene the second special session. In a recent legal opinion, the Legislature’s nonpartisan attorneys have concluded that according to the state’s Constitution, this specia…

On Friday, June 28, 2019, Governor Dunleavy announced vetoes of two legislatively appropriated budget items for the Alaska Court System. The first was $1,756,300 that the legislature appropriated for small cost of living allowances for our non-union, non-judicial staff, designed to match uni…

Two brush fires started at approximately 4:30 pm in the area of Elmore and MLK.

The Anchorage Fire Department has received multiple calls and questions in regard to what is allowed during the burn ban.

Anchorage Police are asking for the public's help in locating 12-year-old Nasir Pur. Nasir was last seen at 12:00 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the 7700 block of Betnu Circle.

The Anchorage Health Department (AHD) is issuing an Air Quality Health Advisory for June 28 –30, 2019 notifying the public that wildfire smoke in the Municipality of Anchorage has reached concentrations considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Smoky conditions are variable, from location t…

Today, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) was named the 2019 Best Air Cargo Airport for North America at the Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards in Hong Kong. The awards are voted on by companies in the freight, logistics, and supply chain industry throu…

 It's time to show up and stand up for our state! It's time to do all we can to stop a government shutdown. A statewide shutdown will happen on July 1 if the governor does not act on the operating budget that was passed by a majority of house members and all senate members. If the governor d…

Seventh Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute

The popular Catch the Train Photo Contest is back and lets riders and fans share their images of what they capture onboard the Alaska Railroad with the chance to win cash and prizes. To participate, passengers can submit a photo to the contest via the Alaska Railroad Facebook page or by usin…

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate diversity with World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21, 2019.“The Anchorage Chamber endorses the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies that advance productivity, innovation,…

On Tuesday, May 21 Anchorage residents and climate advocates will gather at the Assembly Chambers at the Loussac Library to support the passage of the Municipalities new Climate Action Plan. Cities and municipalities across the country have been taking bold steps to mitigate the effects of C…

Anchorage, Alaska- The Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) 2019

This weekend the Alaska Zoo is promoting health and safety with family-friendly activities for all ages. On Saturday, May 11, the Kids Fun Run gives young athletes and their families early access to the zoo while on Sunday, May 12, the zoo’s annual Bear Aware event returns to help visitors b…

Alaska's top two youth volunteers of 2019, Carlee Rizzo, 18, of Kenai and Ashley Perry, 14, of Anchorage, were honored in the nation’s capital last night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 24th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Carlee and Ashle…

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is extending the application period for local transportation projects for the Community Transportation Program (CTP).

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) season is opening on Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2019, to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. The Alaska Native Heritage Center opened in 1999, and every summer they invite tourists from around the world to learn about the history and cultures of Alaska. Th…