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Alaska's scenic Seward Highway reopens after rockslide

...morning commute.Rocks including a boulder the size of a desk slid onto the Seward Highway on Monday morning within Anchorage city limits.Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says no injuries were reported. Drivers...
At Alaska Supreme Court, a session of Tracy Arm wrestling between Juneau and Petersburg

If the City and Borough of Juneau gets its way, the map of Alaska will be redrawn.On Wednesday in Anchorage, city attorney Amy Mead argued before the Alaska Supreme Court that a ruling by the state's Local Boundary Commission and a 2012 superior...
Alaska DV advocates headed to U.N.

...of Girls on the Run, which also pairs teens with adult mentors).Irwin, a pastor, counselor and consultant at Anchorage City Church and Church of Anchorage and Advance Alaska, was also a panelist at another one of the conference's events...
Work starts on new power plant at Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - City and state officials helped break ground Wednesday for a $275 million power plant in east Anchorage.Municipal Light and Power...
Nonresident begins term on state assessment board

...State Assessment Review Board. He began the job March 1, the Anchorage Daily News reported.Mandell replaced former Anchorage city assessor Marty McGee, the former board chairman, whom Parnell dismissed last month.The assessment board under...
Anchorage Assembly to explore fluoride debate

...Activist Daryl Lanzon said the city shouldn't decide the use of fluoride because it is a medical matter.In Anchorage, city law enacted in 1990 requires the municipal water and wastewater utility to add fluoride to drinking water.Lanzon...
Updated results show slight edge for Measure 1

...Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker, has said the initiative would reduce taxes for homeowners, while Anchorage City Assessor Marty McGee, an opponent, has said it would benefit only some homeowners at the expense of renters, businesses...
Juneau leaders target cities' right to seize homes

...Municipal League, said he has not heard of any Alaska cities that plan to take advantage of the court ruling. In fact, Anchorage city officials will vote on a resolution saying they will not seize land for economic growth, he said. Andrew Petty can...
Alaska Editorial: There's a lesson in Interior city tax revolt

...initiative, said cutting property taxes without a backup plan in place could force Fairbanks into "crisis management." Anchorage city leaders should take a look north and be worried. And so should our state leaders. Justified or not, more and more...
This Day in History

...nearly all Alaska salmon fishing grounds, died at the age of 73. In 1959, a 140-foot flag pole was erected on the Anchorage City Hall lawn. At the time, it was Alaska's tallest flag pole. In 1960, for the second time in half a century...


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