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People Mover holding public meetings to discuss new bus system

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Efforts continue to save Anchorage's 4th Avenue Theatre

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Mat-Su Borough requests ownership of more than 500 acres of state tidelands

Anchorage/Mat-Su

1 dead in Glenn Highway wreck near Sutton

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Woman thinks people who helped her get to the hospital likely stole her car

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    People Mover holding public meetings to discuss new bus system

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 23, 18:06

    Changes to People Mover’s bus route system won’t go into effect until October, but public meetings are happening this week to get riders on board with the transit overhaul. The system will go from having 15 routes to 13 shorter, more direct routes with buses arriving more frequently, route numbers and colors will change, and […]

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    Efforts continue to save Anchorage’s 4th Avenue Theatre

    by Dave Leval on Jul 22, 17:38

    There’s no denying Sandy Harper loves the 4th Avenue Theatre. “The theater has been here longer than I have,” said Harper, who has called Anchorage home for 30 years. The building has been part of the downtown Anchorage skyline for more than twice that, a span of 70 years. “I don’t think there’s anything like […]

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    Mat-Su Borough requests ownership of more than 500 acres of state tidelands

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 21, 22:12

    This past winter, when Japanese-based company Resources Energy Inc. pulled out of its plans to build a liquified natural gas plant at the Port MacKenzie, the bad news came as a shock. But Mat-Su Borough officials aren’t giving up. “We are in many discussions, but we haven’t nailed anything down just yet,” Borough manager John […]

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    1 dead in Glenn Highway wreck near Sutton

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 21, 6:24

    A driver was killed Thursday night during a single-vehicle crash on the Glenn Highway near Sutton, which remains under investigation by Alaska State Troopers. A brief online dispatch about the crash at Mile 68 of the Glenn, released early Friday, said troopers responded to the scene at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday. “Investigation revealed the vehicle […]

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    Woman thinks people who helped her get to the hospital likely stole her car

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 20, 22:24

    Jessica Clark says the people who helped her with her medical emergency, were likely the ones who drove off with her car. “I’m just grateful they took me to the hospital when they did,” she said. Clark said she pulled over late Tuesday night near Boniface Parkway when she started to realize she needed medical […]

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    Anchorage could face $20 million deficit next year, city departments told to prepare for cuts

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 20, 21:44

    Anchorage could be looking at a budget deficit as high as $20 million next year, according to Municipal Management and Budget Director Lance Wilber. He said the number is still a guess, but city departments are being told to prepare for cuts. Wilber said he’s asked each department, with the exception of “first responders” (police […]

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    Same-sex bathroom signatures submitted

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 20, 20:03

    A group that wants mandate same-sex bathrooms in Anchorage said it’s gathered the necessary signatures to get the issue on the April ballot, although the city clerk must still approve them. Supporters dropped off what they said was close to 85-hundred signatures at the Municipal Clerk’s office Thursday morning. Supporters dropped off what they said […]

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    Fish waste fiasco: Bird Ridge trailhead remains closed

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 20, 19:39

    The main trailhead for Bird Ridge is still shut down, two days after someone illegally dumped 300 pounds of fish waste in the parking lot. Chugach State Park rangers say that was like ringing the dinner bell for every bear in the area. Small pieces of flesh and bone are all that’s left of a […]

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    Safeway drug theft puts focus on delayed reporting issues, DEA says

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 20, 8:25

    Drug Enforcement Administration officials say a recent $3 million settlement paid by the Safeway grocery chain, prompted by opioids missing from an Alaska pharmacy, highlights the need for a documented trail of the supply and distribution chain of all medications from pharmacies. The fine settles allegations by the Department of Justice that Safeway did not […]

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    SUV accidentally stuck on South Anchorage tracks struck by train

    by Chris Klint on Jul 20, 5:37

    A sport-utility vehicle was struck by an Alaska Railroad train early Thursday in South Anchorage, police said. No injuries were reported in the collision involving a Chevrolet Blazer just before 2 a.m., according to police dispatchers. The wreck occurred at a railroad crossing on Arctic Boulevard just north of Arctic Spur Road. Police spokesman MJ […]

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    Assemblyman objects to new shelter downtown

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 19, 19:28

    Downtown Assemblyman Christopher Constant said on Wednesday that enough is enough when it comes to putting more services for the homeless downtown. Constant was reacting to a plan to open a new shelter on B Street in downtown Anchorage. Anchorage Homeless Coordinator Nancy Burke said the city wants to lease a former halfway house near […]

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    300 pounds of illegal fish waste temporarily closes Bird Ridge Trailhead

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 17:27

    A popular Anchorage area trailhead is closed after someone dumped hundreds of pounds of illegal and smelly waste. Chugach State Park took to Facebook Tuesday to alert the public of its temporary closure because of 300 pounds of fish waste being dumped in the area of the Bird Ridge Trailhead. No other information was given, […]

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    West Anchorage roadway closed due to ‘situation’ now open

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 14:46

    International Airport Road is back open after Anchorage Police responded to what they called a “developing situation.” A Nixle alert was sent out at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities did not elaborate on the situation but did say that International Airport Road was closed between Electron Drive and Eielson Street for about an hour and 20 […]

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    Family remembers Matanuska River boating accident victim as avid outdoorsman

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 19, 7:32

    Dorothy Hrncir says people viewed her late father Martin Rinke as “Captain Safety,” always taking extra precautions when participating in outdoor activities. “The activities he did were inherently dangerous because of what they were, but he was very safe about everything,” Hrncir said. Rinke, 63, died Saturday in a boating accident on the Matanuska River. […]

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    Anchorage Firewise program will end

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 18, 18:43

    A popular program that can help keep homes safe during a wildfire will come to an end on Sept. 1 if it receives no more federal funding. The Anchorage Firewise program has been around for 17 years, but without the grant, the Fire Department doesn’t have the money to keep it going. Forester, John See, […]

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    Homeless numbers are down in Anchorage, but there’s still a long road ahead

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 17, 22:16

    Lisa Aquino with Catholic Social Services says collaboration and partnerships are contributing to a reduced number of homeless people in Anchorage. “There’s more kinds of opportunity for housing,” Aquino said. “But most importantly, we’re just eliminating the barriers, the silos that we all kind of work with.” Aquino spoke during the Make-It-Monday Forum with the […]

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    Hiker dies of heart attack on Flat Top

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 17, 12:25

    A tourist died Sunday afternoon after suffering a heart attack while hiking Flat Top Mountain. Alaska State Troopers received the report just after 4 p.m. Sunday and Anchorage Fire, Life-Med and a State Park Ranger responded to the trail head. Troopers say 70-year-old David Irwin, of Georgia, had a heart attack and died. Irwin’s body […]

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    Pilot dead in small plane crash near Yentna River

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 15, 18:35

    A plane crashed near Yentna River after the pilot got done shuttling people to a remote cabin north of Anchorage According to Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska chief, sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the pilot was ferrying people in his Aeronca Sedan plane, to his remote cabin, north of Anchorage. […]

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    Sutton man killed in Matanuska River boating accident

    by Chris Klint on Jul 15, 15:00

    A kayak overturned Saturday afternoon along the Matanuska River, Alaska State Troopers said, during an accident in the Glacier View area that killed a Sutton man. Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased in an online dispatch Saturday afternoon as 63-year-old Martin Rinke. Word came in at about 1:15 p.m. of the capsize, near a formation […]

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    Sutton dirt-track motorcycle crash injures 3 children

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 15, 12:34

    At least three children were injured Saturday during a motorcycle crash at a dirt track near Sutton, according to Mat-Su Borough officials. Ken Barkley, the borough’s deputy chief for emergency services, said calls came in from the track near Chickaloon Way and North Wright Way at about 11:30 a.m. It wasn’t clear how the crash […]