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Anchorage in Transition: Chris Schutte talks community and economic development

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Former state Sen. French applies for Anchorage judgeship

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Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for borough mayor

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Anchorage pot ordinance introduced to amend open container law

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Ethan Berkowitz sworn in as Anchorage mayor

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    Anchorage in Transition: Chris Schutte talks community and economic development

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 17:09

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Monday, we were joined by Chris Schutte, the new director of Community and Economic Development for the Municipality […]

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    Former state Sen. French applies for Anchorage judgeship

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 15:59

    Former state Sen. Hollis French is among the 14 applicants seeking to replace retiring Judge Michael Spaan on the Anchorage Superior Court. The Alaska Judicial Council will advance to Gov. Bill Walker at least two nominees for consideration following a process that includes background checks and personal interviews. Rather than seek re-election last year, French […]

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    Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for borough mayor

    by Associated Press on Jul 16, 15:38

    Rep. Tammie Wilson has filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1HATgvD) that the letter filed Wednesday puts Wilson and presiding officer of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, Karl Kassel, as the only declared candidates. […]

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    Anchorage pot ordinance introduced to amend open container law

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 14, 22:54

    The Anchorage Assembly introduced a proposal on Tuesday to create new rules to regulate what it means to have an open container of pot. The ordinance proposed would change the wording of the open container law to include all forms of marijuana along with alcoholic beverages. Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew says he supports […]

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    Ethan Berkowitz sworn in as Anchorage mayor

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 01, 23:10

    Hundreds of people watched on as former Greater Anchorage Borough Mayor Jack Roderick administered the oath to Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz. Anchorage Assembly members, state legislators and former mayors were in the crowd at Town Square Park on Wednesday afternoon. “With his natural energy, integrity and sincerity, my dad is the kind of guy who can […]

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    Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan reflects on his legacy

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 29, 20:08

    A cleaner, safer and stronger city — that’s the legacy Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he hopes to leave behind as he prepares to hand over the keys to the next mayor this week. Sullivan updated the public on the state of the city at the Make it Monday forum. He told the crowd he’s most […]

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    Multi-sport pavilion at East High delayed

    by Kate McPherson on Jun 23, 23:47

    A plan to build a pavilion over tennis courts at East High School has been delayed. A proposal was made to grant $800,000 to the Alliance for the Support of American Legion Baseball to complete the project within 16 months. But Assemblyman Bill Starr says this idea doesn’t have the full support of the Anchorage […]

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    Abbott named municipal manager under Berkowitz

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 05, 21:34

    Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz has announced the man he wants to help him steer Anchorage into the future — Mike Abbott will be the next municipal manager. Abbott has been the chief operating officer for the Anchorage School District since 2009, but has had experience in city politics — Abbott served as former Mayor Mark Begich’s […]

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    Assembly: 4th Avenue Theatre public hearing to continue Thursday

    by Emily Carlson on May 13, 7:23

    The Anchorage Assembly voted to continue meeting on Thursday after a more than 5-hour gathering Tuesday. They were in the middle of hearing public testimony on a proposed plan to revitalize downtown’s 4th Avenue Theatre. The $150 million plan would turn the theatre into condos, retail and office space while preserving the historic sign outside. […]

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    Anchorage Assembly approves final 2015 operating budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 13:29

    The Anchorage Assembly held a special meeting Monday to determine final edits to the Anchorage operating budget for 2015. The final budget, totaled at $483.6 million, is a slight increase from last year’s budget, according to Mayor Dan Sullivan’s office. Although the budget increased 1.4 percent, taxes owed by Anchorage homeowners went down. Taxes are […]

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    Berkowitz leads fundraising in Anchorage mayoral runoff race

    by Hope Miller on Apr 29, 14:54

    It’s less than a week until the runoff mayoral election between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz, and the former legislator reported double the income of his Assembly member challenger in a recent campaign disclosure report. Spanning from March 29 to April 25, Berkowitz reported $220,848 in income from 1,471 donations and about $100,550 closing cash […]

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    Demboski, Berkowitz square off in first runoff debate

    by Jacquie Slater on Apr 28, 10:43

    Anchorage mayoral candidates Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski went head to head Monday in their first debate since moving into the runoff election. The debate was organized by the University of Alaska Anchorage debate team and was held during the Chamber of Commerce’s Make It Monday meeting. Demboski and Berkowitz had three key topics presented […]

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    KTVA has your Anchorage election results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 07, 21:20

    KTVA 11′s Emily Carlson reports from Election Central View Complete Election Results Mayoral Candidates, as of Wednesday, 6:45 a.m. Ethan Berkowitz – 36.60% Amy Demboski – 24.40% Andrew Halcro – 21.71% Dan Coffey – 14.55% There will be a runoff Ethan Berkowitz led the initial results of the April 7 Municipal Election — and maintained […]

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    City releases emails relating to Coffey and AO37

    by Kate McPherson on Apr 02, 8:05

    Emails relating to Anchorage mayoral candidate Dan Coffey and the city’s controversial labor ordinance, AO37, were released Wednesday afternoon, revealing not much of a connection. Nine pages of documents and emails were filed in court as part of an ongoing legal battle between Anchorage municipal unions and the city. The court ordered the Municipality to […]

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    Prop 4: Funds needed to improve trail system

    by Jacquie Slater on Mar 30, 8:54

    Anchorage resident Hans Thompson has been enjoying the trails in Anchorage for years. “I moved here when I was about 14, and I’d bike on the trails almost every day growing up,” Thompson said. Now, Thompson is a homeowner. He says he’s voting yes to Prop 4 on Election Day April 7. If it passes, […]

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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 […]