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Mao Tosi discusses new group formed to address violence in Anchorage

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Classes cancelled for four Mat-Su Valley schools

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Anchorage proposes sale of Solid Waste Services' collection unit

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Adjustable desks help Anchorage architecture firm improve employees' health

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Anchorage food pantry reopens its doors after closing for a month

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mao Tosi discusses new group formed to address violence in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 7:38

    Concerned Anchorage residents recently created a group to address violence in the community. They call the group We Are Anchorage, and they want to let people know the city’s recent shootings are not what Anchorage is all about.

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    Classes cancelled for four Mat-Su Valley schools

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 6:41

    Classes were cancelled at four schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Wednesday because of icy road conditions, officials say. The closed schools include: Willow Elementary School, Talkeetna Elementary School, Trapper Creek Elementary School and the Su-Valley Junior/Senior High School. All other schools are still open. If students attend a non-traditional Mat-Su school, the district says […]

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    Anchorage proposes sale of Solid Waste Services’ collection unit

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 03, 22:10

    The Municipality of Anchorage is proposing to sell the collections division of Solid Waste Services (SWS). A resolution was introduced on behalf of Mayor Dan Sullivan at Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting. Assemblyman Paul Honeman said the idea needs to be analyzed to make sure it’s in the best interest of the rate payer. “We […]

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    Adjustable desks help Anchorage architecture firm improve employees’ health

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 03, 19:29

    One look inside KPB Architects’ new space and it’s evident it’s not your average office. Employees aren’t just standing around; they’re standing at their desks. “I’d say about 80 percent of the day I stand and work,” said interior designer Alisha Weiss. Every workstation has an adjustable table that raises and lowers so employees aren’t […]

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    Anchorage food pantry reopens its doors after closing for a month

    by Dave Leval on Mar 03, 19:24

    Jade Ransom lined up for several hours before she could buy groceries. She is not alone as several dozen people waited outside the New Hope on the Last Frontier church on E Street, near downtown Anchorage, on Tuesday morning. Ransom and others have been waiting for the church’s pantry to reopen its doors since Feb. […]

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    Downtown Anchorage business owner calls 2015 ‘worst year’ for Fur Rondy

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 03, 17:42

    The Fur Rendezvous festival usually brings an annual influx of people and money into downtown Anchorage, but this year, it looks as if Mother Nature had different ideas for the Fourth Avenue festival. No snow forced organizers to cancel the dog sled races, typically Rondy’s biggest draw. Event organizers say the unseasonably warm temperatures, lack of […]

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    Voter registration deadline looms for Anchorage election

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 11:46

    Anchorage residents have until Sunday, March 8 to register to vote in the April municipal election. Residents must be at least 18 years old on Election Day — April 7 — for their vote to count. This Sunday is also the last day you can update your voter information, according to a release from the municipality. […]

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    Home builders say over-regulation in Anchorage is slowing growth

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 03, 8:31

    City planning officials say Anchorage is not on track to meet the housing demand over the coming decades. “Looking at the building permits issued in 2013 and 2014 they are not meeting the benchmarks,” said Jerry Weaver, director of Community Development with the municipality. A report prepared for the municipality in 2012 says Anchorage needs 18,000 […]

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    Vehicle fire closes Glenn Highway at Knik River Bridge

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 7:55

    The Glenn Highway at the Knik River Bridge was closed in both directions Tuesday morning as authorities responded to a vehicle fire with no injuries. An alert sent out by the Anchorage Police Department at 7:35 a.m. said firefighters were on their way to the scene. Another alert sent out around 8 a.m. said that […]

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    This week at the Anchorage School Board, March 2

    by Alexis Fernandez on Mar 02, 21:31

    At the March 2 Anchorage School Board meeting, the Anchorage School District updated the board on Visit Our Schools month, which was held in February. Nearly 2,200 families visited 33 schools across the district. That number is up from 1,607 visitors in 2014, when the event was first held. The event featured weekly tours for parents throughout […]

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    Fairview community group protests Spirits of Alaska’s liquor license renewal

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 02, 16:29

    Update: Wednesday, March 4 The liquor store’s license renewal went before the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night. Before making a decision, Assembly members say they want to hear from the public. A hearing was scheduled for March 24. Original story Residents say Fairview is a neighborhood with somewhat of a bad reputation, but they also think […]

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    Marijuana hearing draws dozens to Anchorage Assembly chambers

    by Dave Leval on Mar 01, 11:45

    Anchorage resident Christopher Sutliff says he voted for the recreational use of marijuana. He now helps to come up with the regulations governing it. “The best way to reduce the black market and to make sure we have reasonable access is by keeping everything above board, and making it doable,” said Sutliff. That’s the message […]

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    Officer struck by car while responding to shoplifting incident at South Anchorage Fred Meyer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 23:25

    An Anchorage police officer suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a car Saturday night as he attempted to stop a pair of shoplifting suspects from getting away. Just after 8:30 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department was called to the Dimond Boulevard Fred Meyer store in response to a shoplifting incident. Loss Prevention […]

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    AST: Man wanted after eluding troopers on Seward Highway, fleeing on foot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 13:28

    A Wanted Bulletin has been issued by Alaska State Troopers after an eluding incident on the Seward Highway. Troopers are also advising Seward Highway drivers not to pick up hitchhikers after a male driver failed to yield for a traffic stop and then fled on foot. Initially, the driver — identified as 32-year-old Andre Morris […]

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    Mayor Sullivan: More funds needed to push SAP project forward

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 28, 11:31

    Anchorage’s troubled computer software system, known as SAP, needs more cash to get it going. Mayor Dan Sullivan’s administration asked the Anchorage Assembly Friday to spend $8.3 million to hire consultants who can help to push the project forward. Sullivan said the money will pay for contracts that would run through Sept. 30 and carry over […]

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    Students recreate tent city in school gym

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 27, 20:43

    From a tent city to modern metropolis, Anchorage has come a long way in its 100 years. Some local students have brought to life a piece of the town’s history in a very real way. Polaris K-12 School students Breelyn Mangold and Canzada Maruski were curious about what was life like back in 1915. The girls […]

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    Students link up for Anchorage children’s hospital

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 27, 20:31

    Students around Anchorage found out that a little effort can reap big results. Together they raised more than $4,000 for the Children’s Hospital at Providence. All it took was a few weeks of selling small paper links for the Chains of Caring project for 25 cents, which added up. Highland Tech High School alone raised nearly $300. […]

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    UPDATE: Anchorage police arrest Boniface stabbing suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 27, 16:17

    Last Updated Saturday, Feb. 28 Anchorage police have arrested the man wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred Friday near Russian Jack Springs Park. Just before 10:30 Saturday morning, 41-year-old Kevin Campbell was taken into custody at a local McDonalds, located near the intersection of Northern Lights Boulevard and Muldoon Road, according to a […]

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    Providence in Anchorage receives trauma care upgrade

    by Hope Miller on Feb 27, 15:07

    Providence Alaska Medical Center has become the second hospital in the state to earn a nationally recognized status in treating patients needing critical care. Providence received the level II trauma center designation after a review by the American College of Surgeons. The new label means Providence has surgeons, operating room staff, anesthesiologists and emergency department nurses […]

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    Fur Rondy Hide and Horn auction set for Sunday

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 26, 19:39

    Workers are preparing for an annual auction that benefits the Department of Fish and Game. The Hide and Horn Auction is a Fur Rendezvous tradition that features items confiscated by Alaska Wildlife Troopers and offers them to the public. This year there are dozens of animal hides of nearly every kind, including a 9-foot brown […]