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.

On 12/3/19 around 5:25 p.m., an officer with the School Resource Officer Unit (SRO) received a report from our partners with the Anchorage School District of a school threat at Aurora Elementary School (5085 10th Street, JBER). A juvenile male student had made verbal threats against students…

Update at 5:40 PM:

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced today that the first case of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) has been identified in Alaska.

By Sheron Patrick

While you might feel like Halloween just closed its haunted doors and it’s too early to hang the lights for Christmas, you’re mistaken. At least according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2019 holiday shopping trends.

ANCHORAGE – The ACLU of Alaska is teaming up with a few brilliant local artists to honor Transgender Awareness Month, and to stand in solidarity in the fight for equality. On Sunday, Nov. 24, Anchorage’s own Quinn Christopherson will headline the celebration at 49th State Brewing Company.

The Oscar Anderson House Museum will host the annual Swedish Christmas Open House the first two weekends in December. The house will open Saturday and Sunday December 7-8 and 14-15 Noon to 4pm. This a fun event for everyone; including children.

The Alaska Veterans and Military Spouses Job Fair will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Center in Anchorage at 3801 Old Seward Highway.

The victim has been identified as Justin Ching (33-years-old)

November is Avalanche Awareness Month and the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) is preparing for the season. Forest Service avalanche specialists, working out of the Chugach National Forest Glacier Ranger District in Girdwood, provide detailed observations and for…

On 11/3/19 at around 12:30 a.m., Officers with the Patrol Division were dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Klevin Street in response to a report of a deceased individual.

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials are extending the lighting curfew program to stretches of the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley, a distance of 34 miles. A lighting curfew turns off street lighting between interchanges dur…

By Katmai National Park press release

Alaska Pacific University (APU) has been accepted as a member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), the international network of research and educational organizations concerned with issues affecting the Circumpolar North.

Rasmuson Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Artist Award. The nomination period opened Tuesday, October 1. The deadline for nominating artists is Monday, December 16. 

Today, Governor Dunleavy issued an Administrative Order requiring all public employees that are under a collective bargaining agreement to opt-in annually with their union. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Begich (D-Anchorage) issued the following statement:“There is ongoing litigation against G…

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) responded to a lawsuit filed last week by the State of Alaska against ASEA in Superior Court. The union asserted counterclaims against the state by bringing suit against Governor Dunleavy and other members of his …

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Anchorage Search Team to expand its Project Lifesaver program, which provides safety technology to families who have a loved one with a dementia-related illness who are prone to wandering.

The Alaska PFAS Action Coalition (APAC), Gustavus PFAS Action Coalition, and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) will hold a news conference Wednesday, September 25th at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel 4800 at Spenard Rd. at 12:00pm.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Lisa Gassman, General Manager of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center were among the top honorees recognized as the best in Native American Tourism at the annual Enough Good People Awards Gala and Silent Auction. The awards were first est…

The University of Alaska Anchorage Office of Alumni Relations and the UAA Alumni Association are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 UAA Alumni of Distinction awards. These three distinguished UAA alumni will be honored for their outstanding contributions in their chosen fields an…

With hunting seasons already open and more opening soon on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game is encouraging hunters to be aware of fire conditions in the Swan Lake fire area (Unit 15A) and the Caribou Lake fire area (Unit 15C).

The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 50-year-old Rhonda L. Anderson. Rhonda had been staying at an assisted-living facility in the area of A Street and E 26th Avenue; Rhonda hasn’t been seen at the home since mid-June 2019. Efforts to locate her have be…

The Sterling Highway is now closed at "the Y" 9the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway) to allow people to leave Cooper Landing. Cooper Landing is at SET. This is not a notice to leave, but those Cooper Landing residents that choose to leave should head to Anchorage o…

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 2019 Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship and the Alaska Literary Awards. The deadline for both applications is Friday Octo…

Celebrate the bounty of summer at the Community Harvest Party on Saturday, August 24th! The event will be held from 11am to 2pm at the Bragaw Community Food Forest, located at 367 Bragaw St (Bragaw and E. 4th Ave). 

The total number of structures lost in the McKinley Fire is in triple digits.

At 8:24 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report that his intoxicated roommate was causing a disturbance and throwing things. While officers were in route to the 7500-block of Basel Street, the caller advised the suspect was armed and had left in a 2003 silver …

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…