• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation

LOCAL POLITICS

Local

Anchorage Assembly passes hash oil ordinance

Local

New Zealand native Cody Thomas on track for UAA

Local

Former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell weighs in on Anchorage mayoral race

Local

2 political rookies among those campaigning to become Anchorage mayor

Local

Barbara Doty selected for District 6 seat by Mat-Su Assembly

Feed

  • Local

    Anchorage Assembly passes hash oil ordinance

    by Jacquie Slater on Feb 24, 13:56

    With a unanimous vote of 9-0, the Anchorage Assembly has made it illegal to manufacture marijuana concentrates through the use of flammable solvents within the municipality. The Anchorage Police Department says anyone caught breaking the new law will face a misdemeanor charge and up to one year in jail. The ordinance states: It is unlawful […]

  • Local

    New Zealand native Cody Thomas on track for UAA

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 23, 17:20

    The University of Alaska Anchorage men’s indoor track team won the school’s first-ever Great Northwest Athletic Conference title this season. Much of the team’s success comes from a guy who describes himself as a person who is “just OK at a bunch of stuff.” Cody Thomas, a New Zealand native, competes in the heptathlon and decathlon, but […]

  • Local

    Former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell weighs in on Anchorage mayoral race

    by Kate McPherson on Feb 14, 11:20

    The race is on for Anchorage’s next mayor, and it’s expected to be close. Twelve candidates have filed to take Mayor Dan Sullivan’s place after the April 7 Municipal Election. Some of the contenders have the advantage of an established public profile; others are not so well known. Former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell decided not […]

  • Local

    2 political rookies among those campaigning to become Anchorage mayor

    by Dave Leval on Feb 10, 21:05

    Jonathan Harrison has lived in Anchorage his entire life. The 24-year-old has never run for political office, and his first campaign finds him wanting the top spot in town. Harrison believes he can win the April 7 election to replace outgoing Mayor Dan Sullivan. “We live in the right state for the current write-in candidate,” […]

  • Local

    Barbara Doty selected for District 6 seat by Mat-Su Assembly

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 06, 8:12

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly has selected Dr. Barbara Doty to represent District 6 following the vacancy left by Jim Colver‘s resignation in November. A resident of the Mat-Su area since 1986, Doty is the co-founder of the Providence Matanuska Health Care clinic and Solstice Family Care. She has more than 20 years experience working with […]

  • Local

    Begich in talks with Anchorage mayoral candidates before making final decision

    by Alexis Fernandez, Sierra Starks on Jan 19, 17:09

      ANCHORAGE - Several candidates have formally announced their intent to run for mayor of Anchorage in the 2015 election — Dan Coffey, Amy Demboski and, most recently, Andrew Halcro, among others. But buzz surrounding former Sen. Mark Begich’s return to the mayoral post continues. Begich previously served two terms as mayor of Anchorage before his […]

  • Local

    New ammo shop in Mountain View offers rural shipping, bulk purchases

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 13, 19:03

    There’s a new store in Mountain View — Alaska Ammo — that’s gunning for your business. The store’s owner, Cody Brons, says he knows how much Alaskans love their guns. “I have sold ammunition at 2 a.m. in Fairbanks from people driving by,” said Brons. “I don’t think there’s anywhere else in the country where […]

  • Local

    Halcro formally announces Anchorage mayoral bid

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Jan 13, 18:38

    Days after filing his letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Andrew Halcro formally announced Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Anchorage in the 2015 election. It’s a decision the 50-year-old says he’s been considering for many months. “I’ve been thinking about it for probably a year now,” said Halcro. “And the […]

  • Local

    Andrew Halcro files letter of intent in race for Anchorage mayor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 09, 15:06

    Andrew Halcro has filed a letter of intent to run for mayor of Anchorage in the 2015 election. Halcro, who currently serves as the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce president, filed the letter Friday with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Halcro is a former state representative and a candidate for the 2006 gubernatorial election against Sarah […]

  • Local

    Who will run for Mayor of Anchorage?

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 03, 19:19

    Just when residents thought the election season was over, another one is on the horizon. On April 7, Anchorage voters will elect a new mayor. Who’s in the running is still a bit of a mystery. Candidates can’t officially file to run for the position until Jan. 30, but a couple of people have made […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Assembly passes $472M budget for 2015

    by Emily Carlson on Nov 27, 9:27

    The Anchorage Assembly passed the municipality’s 2015 budget Wednesday afternoon, but not before some debate on whether to cut additional staff and a surprise tennis court proposal. The $472 million budget passed unanimously in a two-hour special meeting. It’s a little more than $2 million over what Mayor Dan Sullivan proposed in October. The mayor […]

  • Local

    Campaign 2014: Byron Mallott

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 31, 13:30

    This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. KTVA’s Rhonda McBride brings us interviews with the candidates for lieutenant governor, starting with Byron Mallott — who has worn a number of hats, from mayor of Juneau and Yakutat to director of the Permanent Fund Corporation. For Mallott, however, […]

  • Local

    Mayor Sullivan vetoes ‘moose fence’ ordinance

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 11:14

    Mayor Dan Sullivan has vetoed an ordinance recently passed by the Anchorage Assembly that would bar new, metal palisade fences in Anchorage to try to prevent moose from being impaled on the spikes. In a veto statement, Sullivan said although the ordinance was “well-intenioned, the cost\benefit analysis does not warrant this level of government intrusion.” […]

  • Local

    Troubled muni project receives more funding, audit

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 23, 13:32

    More than $30 million and two years overdue, the Anchorage Assembly voted to continue funding the SAP project. SAP is software designed to automate city government, like calculating payroll. Funding for the SAP project, however, is not a blank check. The Assembly approved increased funding by $3 million, along with an external audit to figure […]

  • Local

    US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment

    by Associated Press on Oct 22, 10:22

    U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there’s a lack of support from family and friends. Wasilla High School Principal Amy Spargo says students and adults at the assembly took offense because it was as if they were […]

  • Local

    Anchorage residents could see lower property taxes with 2015 budget

    by Dave Leval on Oct 03, 19:39

    How does a drop in your property taxes sound? Mayor Dan Sullivan says it’s possible next year thanks to a smaller budget. He has released the municipality’s proposed numbers for 2015 and says the plan will not impact city services, or jobs. It’s no secret to Alaska residents that it costs more to live in the 49th […]

  • Local

    Unions launch new “Vote No on 1″ campaign

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 12, 20:06

    As the November election approaches, Anchorage residents may begin to notice new political signs with a familiar slogan. But this latest “Vote No on 1” campaign has nothing to do with oil taxes, as it did in the primary election. The Proposition 1 that Anchorage voters will see on the ballot in November refers to Mayor […]

  • Local

    Amy Demboski running for mayor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 23:28

    An Anchorage Assemblywoman has thrown her hat into the ring to be the next mayor of the municipality. Amy Demboski says she filed her letter of intent to run Tuesday. The Eagle River-Chugiak assemblywoman says she will be the clear conservative vote in the race. Her priorities are fiscal restraint, essential city services and accountability, she […]

  • Local

    Rustic Goat wins fight for parking lot

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 26, 23:28

    The Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved a request from the Rustic Goat restaurant to build a 28-space parking lot in Turnagain Tuesday night. The land to be paved over is across the road from the restaurant and is used by some locals as a park – though it’s not officially designated as parkland. Other locals are […]

  • Local

    Assembly vetoes labor law ordinance

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 05, 23:13

      Could a long-running debate finally be over? On Tuesday night, Anchorage Assembly members voted to repeal the city’s controversial labor law known as AO- 37. Shortly after that, the Assembly passed a new version of the ordinance that some have dubbed “AO-37 light.” The amended law gives unions several things they were asking for, […]