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Food pantry and home of longtime Anchorage community activist Mother Lawrence faces closure

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Financial ruin. Utility shut-offs. Aging and illness. Threatened eviction. Despite all of these, in a cold, dark home adorned with church pews and boxes of donated food, the sons of Alice "Mother" Lawrence are still handing out fresh fruit and other food to anyone who stop


Anchorage Assembly looks to reduce the costs to fix the Port of Alaska

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Many Alaskans had sticker shock when they saw the updated cost for the Port of Alaska: Almost $2 billion. It prompted many lawmakers and city leaders to rally behind what is essentially an audit of the project.


Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports.


Up to 8 inches of snow expected for Anchorage on Wednesday night

A winter weather system moving into Southcentral Alaska will drop as much as 8 inches of snow beginning Wednesday afternoon, according to a National Weather Service advisory. Forecasters expect between 4 and 8 inches of snow to accumulate in Anchorage and the surrounding area, including Eagle River,


Judge sentences thief who caused $150K in damages at Alaska marijuana business

A burglar who nearly put a cannabis cultivation facility in Anchorage, Alaska, out of business received a maximum two-year sentence and five years of probation, underscoring the need for strict security at plant-touching companies.


Dunleavy proposes doing away with public assistance payouts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed doing away with Alaska’s practice of providing payments so people don’t lose food stamps and other benefits after Permanent Fund dividends arrive.


Anchorage Man with $20,000 Warrant Chased Down on Glenn Highway

An Anchorage man with a $20,000 arrest warrant was apprehended after a car and foot chase along the Glenn Highway on Monday evening and jailed on the warrant and additional charges troopers revealed on Tuesday.


Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Court documents say police in Alaska were able to make an arrest in a quarter-century-old cold case with the help of DNA voluntarily submitted by an aunt of the man charged.


Wildlife biologists want your help counting Anchorage’s moose

Wildlife biologists are asking Anchorage residents to be on the lookout for moose this weekend as they try to get a grasp on the size of the population. Starting Friday, biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will canvass the Anchorage Bowl in hopes of determining how many moose are


Anchorage police asking for public’s help in investigation of body found in Spenard

A body was discovered outside off West 36th Avenue in Anchorage early Sunday and police are asking for help. Little information was immediately available. Police were called to the 1300 block of West 36th, between Arctic Boulevard and Spenard Road after some discovered a body outside a business, pol


Fire destroys Dungeon of Doom carnival attraction in Anchorage

The charred heap of an attraction that once entertained audiences at the Alaska State Fair is the latest victim of a blaze in Anchorage, but fire officials aren’t pointing their fingers at arson.


New accessible vote center to open in Muldoon for municipal election

A pilot voting center will open at the Muldoon Mall, across from Fred Meyer during the municipal election. According to a release from the Anchorage municipal clerk's office, the new accessible voting center (AVC) will open March 25 at 10 a.m. and be open every weekday until 6 p.m. ahead of the elec


A Northern Goshawk’s Deadly Surprise

A friend who lives in my west Anchorage neighborhood and knows my keen interest in wildlife recently informed me that he’d seen a northern goshawk “zipping between houses” near a local park. He’s also found several kill sites in the park or nearby woods. Though not much remained of the eaten prey, i


Troopers investigating deaths of 2 in Wasilla

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found in a home near Wasilla. Troopers were called to a home Monday evening at about 6:45 p.m. for a report of two dead people.


Body discovered near W. 36th Ave.

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - According to a Nixle alert from Anchorage Police Department, officers responded to the 1300-block of W 36th Avenue at 12:14 a.m. on Sunday, where a citizen had reported a deceased person lying behind a business.


Sharp-Eyed Citizens Sought for 2019 Anchorage Moose Survey Project

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking citizens to report moose sightings this weekend. for the Anchorage winter moose count. Now entering its third year since an initial pilot project in February 2017, the.


Community honors Yu'pik elder for work across the country

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium celebrated Rita Pitka Blumenstein Day on Monday in honor of the Yup'ik elder and healer. Rita Pitka Blumenstein Day was established back in 2006 by the Native Village of Tununak in recognition of Pitka Blumenstein, who grew up in


Workers whose income took a hit from the Southcentral Alaska earthquake could be eligible for help

People whose income was reduced by the Nov. 30 Southcentral Alaska earthquake might be able to get federal assistance. Alaskans living or working in the Municipality of Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula Borough or the Matanuska-Susitna Borough who were unable to work as a direct result of the earthquak


5 New Properties For Sale In The Anchorage Area

ANCHORAGE, AK — Looking for a new home, and want the latest listings on what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some assistance in your search? With our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can be sure you're not missing anything.


Double the number of bear hides as previous years to be auctioned off by state Sunday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — More than 80 bear hides will be auctioned off this weekend at the state's Hide and Horn Auction — double the number of hides sold each of the previous two years.