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Anchorage Mayor's race: What's in an endorsement?

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Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Starr Marsett, Seat G

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Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Elisa Snelling, Seat G

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Endorsements roll in ahead of Anchorage mayoral election

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Anchorage Assembly approves school district budget

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    Anchorage Mayor’s race: What’s in an endorsement?

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 22:17

    In the Anchorage mayoral race, four frontrunners have emerged from the crowd of 11: Ethan Berkowitz, Dan Coffey, Amy Demboski and Andrew Halcro. Municipality rules say the candidates in the April 7 election must get at least 45 percent of the vote to win. If not, the top two earners will face each other in […]

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    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Starr Marsett, Seat G

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 20:39

    Starr Marsett is running for Seat G on the Anchorage School Board. Marsett has lived in Alaska for more than 30 years and, currently, one of her children attends East High School. Her interest in the board began when she started substitute teaching at her grandson’s school and others around the district. “I saw that our teachers and our […]

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    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Elisa Snelling, Seat G

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 20:39

    Elisa Snelling is running for Seat G on the Anchorage School Board. Born and raised in Anchorage, Snelling says she’s “a product of the Anchorage School District.” “I have watched the school district from my time there to my children’s time now,” said Snelling, adding that she’s seen  changes in not only the district but […]

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    Endorsements roll in ahead of Anchorage mayoral election

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 25, 19:10

    With just two weeks left before the Anchorage mayoral race, local organizations are voicing their support for the various candidates. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 endorsed candidate Ethan Berkowitz on Wednesday. Berkowitz called the firefighters’ endorsement “a ladder to victory.” The union, which represents about 360 employees, says it chose him after interviewing all of […]

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    Anchorage Assembly approves school district budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 9:11

    After lengthy testimony and discussion, the Anchorage Assembly passed a 2015-2016 school district budget of more than $784 million Tuesday night. The vote was not unanimous, with Assembly members Jennifer Johnston, Amy Demboski and Bill Evans voting against the budget. Johnston said she is worried Anchorage School District officials are overestimating the amount of money […]

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    Anchorage mayoral candidates address youth at South High debate

    by Alexis Fernandez on Mar 24, 20:13

    Candidates vying to become the next mayor of Anchorage took their message to the muni’s youth at South High School’s first mayoral debate. Seven candidates answered questions from students on a variety of topics — the regulation of marijuana, figuring out solutions for Anchorage’s homeless population and how they plan to keep young people from […]

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    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: David Nees, Seat F

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 15:35

    David Nees is running for Seat F on the Anchorage School Board. Nees, a math teacher for the Anchorage School District for 28 years, says he wants to take a closer look at the district’s budget if he’s elected to the board. “I’d like to see the Anchorage School District fund the classroom first, then look […]

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    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Tam Agosti-Gisler, Seat F

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 15:35

    Tam Agosti-Gisler is seeking her second term as Seat F on the Anchorage School Board. “I have a 52-year relationship with the Anchorage School District,” said Agosti-Gisler, who attended Turnagain Elementary, Romig Junior High and West High before becoming an ASD teacher for 22 years. Agosti-Gisler says she wants to continue improving the graduation rate and language […]

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    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Derrick Slaughter, Seat E

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 14:34

    Derrick Slaughter is seeking his first term as Seat E on the Anchorage School Board. A graduate of Bartlett High School, he plans to bring a “fresh, new ideas and innovative strategies” to the board. Slaughter has a son who is a student in the Anchorage School District, citing that as one of his main motivators […]

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    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Kathleen Plunkett, Seat E

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 14:34

    Kathleen Plunkett is seeking her third term as Seat E on the Anchorage School Board. Plunkett, who was born in Fairbanks and has lived in Anchorage for almost 50 years, says she’s been involved with many initiatives during her time on the board. One that she’s most proud of is ARISE — Anchorage Realizing Indigenous […]

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    Powerful national group funnels funds into Anchorage mayoral race

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 06, 7:11

    The President of Americans for Prosperity, Tim Phillips, says he visited Alaska this week to work with the local chapter as they try to persuade the Legislature not to expand Medicaid. Phillips also used his visit to speak about his group’s decision to get involved in the Anchorage mayoral race. “We think it’s a good role […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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,” […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]