The Board of Regents has approved significant revisions to its policy regarding sex and gender-based discrimination. The changes are as a result of new guidelines released by the Department of Education on May 6 that go into effect on Aug. 14.

Officers with the Patrol Division are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation in the 11200 block of Steeple Drive.

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The Wave Foundation (The Wave) had its first taste of what its healthy and sustainable food program means to local communities and regional food systems at a food distribution event July 15th at City Hall in Cascade Locks, Oregon. This event was a coordinated effort with the Columbia Gorge F…

Tuesday evening at a Chamber of Commerce event in Wasilla, Alaska, Senator Hughes announced that she is officially leaving the Alaska Senator Majority Caucus.

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Answering the Alaska SeaLife Center’s urgent plea for support, GCI is stepping up with a $50,000 contribution, a weeklong fundraising campaign and a membership match blitz.

Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) crews continue their summer work with the Tour of Anchorage Trail. In a normal year, Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) deals with bears, moose, bees, rain, sun and mosquitoes. In 2020, a global pandemic can be added to the list. In order to create the safest pos…

ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (AERC) is accepting applications from Anchorage residents committed to ensuring strong community-police relations to become part of a “founding committee” that will:

Today 7/22/20, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz signed Emergency Order EO-14 to preserve health and save lives in the Municipality of Anchorage. EO-14 returns our community to a modified version of Phase Two in the Safe Anchorage: Roadmap to Reopening the Municipality of Anchorage plan. EO-14 limits pu…

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With a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum mine project in southwest Alaska expected this summer, Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier noted it appears more and more likely that Alaska could become home to anoth…

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) a $689,659 grant to help fund the city’s first electric garbage truck and medium-duty box truck. The grant will also help fund an innovative battery charging system.

Anchorage Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 67-year-old Linda Killbear. Linda was last seen yesterday morning when she left her residence, in the area of Elmore Road and E 68th Avenue, on foot. Efforts to locate Linda have been unsuccessful. There is concern for Linda’s wel…

The University of Alaska Board of Regents announced today that it has selected Pat Pitney to serve as the university’s interim president. Pitney will take over from Acting President Michelle Rizk on Aug.1.

Alaskans admit they are doing 40% less exercise than before lockdowns.

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) announced today it will administer $35 million of funding from Alaska's share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. ACF will offer grants to eligible nonprofits and faith-based organizations that provide critical serv…

Alaska features in the top 5 US places for a 2020 staycation, as coronavirus changes travel patterns.

Update: Next-of-kin procedures are complete. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Monica Jefferies.

A new study by MagnifyMoney found that without any hazard pay provisions, 9.4 million essential workers would actually make less at their job than they would on unemployment — even when taking into account the additional $600 in unemployment funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, a…

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is announcing $35 million of funding from Alaska’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will be used to offer grants to nonprofits and faith-based organizations that provide critical service…

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named five finalists for the interim president of the University of Alaska System. Over the next few days, regents will interview all five candidates and make a final decision on July 14.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s Anchorage, Alaska office by welcoming six experienced attorneys. With the addition of Robert Misulich, Matt Singer, Christopher Slottee, Howard Trickey, Lee Baxter, and Peter Scully, the firm is expanding…

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While COVID-19 may stop us from gathering in person, it won’t deny us

The Municipality of Anchorage has partnered with community organizations and internal Municipal departments to assist distributing masks to residents of Anchorage.

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Alaska Pacific University (APU) has released its Campus Reopening Plan, which outlines protective measures against COVID-19 transmission. The plan allows for both in-person and distance learning when the semester begins August 24.

For the fifth year in a row, First National is the recipient of the Best Place to Work in Alaska Business magazine’s annual Best of Alaska Business Awards. Businesses across the state are nominated and awards are voted on by readers of the local magazine.

The Honorable Brendan L. Shannon in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware today approved a Plan of Liquidation that also includes a sales process for “going concern” bidders who are interested in buying the company and its three airlines during an upcoming auction t…

Today the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a process for selecting an interim UA System president. The five-step process includes identifying key leadership attributes and nominating candidates, followed by the selection of final candidates and interviews to be conducted by the…

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Pet owners across the state are falling in love with a lab named Beau, after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor left him with a radically reconstructed nose.

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz issued Emergency Order EO-13, mandating the use of cloth face coverings or masks in the Municipality of Anchorage. EO-13 takes effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020, and remains in effect until July 31, 2020.

The Alaska Federation of Natives applauds the decision issued earlier today by D.C. District Court Ahmit Mehta, ruling Alaska Native for-profit regional and village corporations (ANCs) established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) are eligible for federal relief under the…

The APD requests your help in locating missing 16yo Charles Tikiun. Charles is a Native male juvenile, 5'1'', around 115 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. He has some mental health concerns. Charles was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt and dark colored sweatpants in the area of M…

The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Rebecca M. Peirson who was last seen in the area of 4300 Arctic Boulevard on June 6, 2020. Rebecca has left home in the past but has never stayed away this long before. There is also concern for her well-…

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Tamika Ledbetter announced today that Alaska will trigger into a payable High Unemployment Period (HUP) beginning the week of July 5, 2020.

At 2:53 PM at June 22, 2020, Anchorage Police responded to a serious injury collision at mile 81 of the Seward Highway (near the Portage exit).  The Highway is shut down in both directions and traffic will be affected for quite some time.

As a member of the Alaska Legislature since 2007, Representative Edgmon is a highly accomplished leader who will bring insights and perspectives on the convention theme of “Good Government, Alaskans Decide.” This year's theme highlights the challenges and opportunities the Native community a…

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and CEO Jason Metrokin issued the following statement regarding the “Pebble Performance Dividend” that the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) announced earlier today:

Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier today announced that the company has created the Pebble Performance Dividend (PPD) to distribute a percentage of the revenue generated from the operation of a mine at Pebble to year-round residents of Bristol Bay. 

Alyeska Resort reopened to the public on June 12, providing Alaskans the opportunity to enjoy a true resort experience and world-class dining on the border of the northernmost rainforest in the world – all without having to leave the state. At the resort, visitors will be treated to sushi at…

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nightingale College accelerated plans to include virtual clinical simulation and at-home skills practice kits as part of their nursing curriculum. This change allowed nursing students to continue their education uninterrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska artists who have been financially burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for a $1,500 Alaska Arts and Culture Emergency Relief (ACERF) COVID-19 Grant before June 30, 2020.The Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, the Atwood Foundatio…

At 12:07 AM on June 9, 2020, the Anchorage Police Department responded to a residence on the 5900-block of Longoria Circle in reference to a deceased person.  Upon arrival officers located the adult male victim inside the home. While the circumstances are still under investigation, the death…

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Last week, the Alaskans Own Community Supported Fishery (CSF) delivered its first monthly seafood shares to members in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, and Seattle. This summer’s seafood shares will include some of Southeast Alaska’s most prized seafood species, including winter king sal…

During their regular board meeting in May 2020, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) board of trustees unanimously approved a grant of $500,000 to Home for Good Anchorage (HFG), a Permanent Supportive Housing effort. This grant follows an initial $500,000 investment the Trust mad…

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is asking locals to “Show Up for Alaska” by getting out and exploring with tourism businesses this summer.

The USDA Forest Service – Alaska Region, Wildlife Forever and Bass Pro Shops are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Alaska Fish Art Contest®. The 2020 National Fish Art Contest received over 5,000 entries from 47 states and 32 international countries. Seventeen entries were submitted …

Anchorage community members and organizations such as Native Movement and Native Peoples Action stand together to call for the protection of Black & Brown lives. We are calling for solidarity of our diverse communities to stand together in saying Enough is Enough, police brutality is una…

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The Municipality of Anchorage and Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC) announced the recipients of the $1 million COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant program today. These grants will provide support and stabilization during a challenging time when too many small businesses and non…

ZYNLO Bank (ZYNLO), a digital-only startup powered by PeoplesBank, has launched in Anchorage, Alaska. As a comprehensive digital bank offering, ZYNLO provides a wide range of online and mobile banking, P2P, and mobile pay service, as well as a 24/7 call center. It also offers security as all…