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Anchorage voters elect first openly gay assembly members

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Biggest spenders in Tuesday's election didn't see wins

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Anchorage Municipal Election results

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Next year's municipal election to see mail-in ballots only

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Anchorage Municipal Election: What you need to know

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    Anchorage voters elect first openly gay assembly members

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 06, 14:25

    If the numbers hold, a large majority of the Assembly will be aligned with the direction Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is taking the city. With incumbents Pete Peterson and Tim Steele keeping their seats in East and West Anchorage districts, Christopher Constant as the sole representative for the Downtown district, Felix Rivera sweeping the Midtown race […]

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    Biggest spenders in Tuesday’s election didn’t see wins

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 05, 20:14

    Money plays a roll in most elections, and Anchorage’s municipal election is no exception. But as it turns out, those who spent the most, didn’t necessarily win, especially when it came to two ballot propositions. The Anchorage Taxi Permit Holders Association and their supporters were the biggest spenders in Tuesday’s election, with their “Say YES […]

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    Anchorage Municipal Election results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 04, 20:21

    Last updated at 6:57 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 Polls across the Anchorage Bowl closed 8 p.m. for the Anchorage Municipal Election. Unofficial election results began rolling out shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. Assembly/School Board Seats Registered Voters 212782 – Cards Cast 41843 19.66% Num. Report Precinct 124 – Num. Reporting 123 99.19%   ASSEMBLY – […]

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    Next year’s municipal election to see mail-in ballots only

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 04, 18:43

    On Election Day, there are few things 90-year-old Barbara Bowerman enjoys more than seeing her neighbors get out to vote.  She’s been an election worker for the Municipality of Anchorage for nearly 35 years, swapping stories, sharing laughs and following procedure.  “The first time I did this, we were counting paper ballots,” Bowerman said. “It […]

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    Anchorage Municipal Election: What you need to know

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 03, 17:23

    On Tuesday, voters in the Municipality of Anchorage will head to the polls to decide the future of some Assembly and school board seats, as well as a handful of propositions and a bond package from the Anchorage School District. Dozens of polling locations are available throughout the Anchorage area, including in Chugiak, Eagle River, […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 1 – Seat B – Downtown Anchorage

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 31, 17:00

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: Balancing the budget Public safety Introducing new taxes Addressing homelessness in Anchorage Plans for the future We also asked each candidate to submit a 300-word biography, each of which has been […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 4 – Seat G – Midtown Anchorage

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 30, 15:25

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: Balancing the budget Public safety Introducing new taxes Addressing homelessness in Anchorage Plans for the future We also asked each candidate to submit a 300-word biography, each of which has been […]

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    Debate over same-sex bathrooms continues with new petition

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 29, 20:07

    A group that wants to change the city’s equal rights ordinance is giving it another try. In January, the Municipal Attorney’s office rejected a ballot initiative from the group Protect Our Privacy that wanted to make changes to an ordinance passed by the Anchorage Assembly in 2015. At the time, the office concluded the petition […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 2 – Seat C – Chugiak/Eagle River

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 29, 15:36

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: Balancing the budget Public safety Introducing new taxes Addressing homelessness in Anchorage Plans for the future We also asked each candidate to submit a 300-word biography, each of which has been […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 5 – Seat I – East Anchorage

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 28, 15:21

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: Balancing the budget Public safety Introducing new taxes Addressing homelessness in Anchorage Plans for the future We also asked each candidate to submit a 300-word biography, each of which has been […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 3 – Seat E – West Anchorage

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 27, 16:31

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: Balancing the budget Public safety Introducing new taxes Addressing homelessness in Anchorage Plans for the future We also asked each candidate to submit a 300-word biography, each of which has been […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 6 – Seat K – South Anchorage

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 26, 16:00

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: Balancing the budget Public safety Introducing new taxes Addressing homelessness in Anchorage Plans for the future We also asked each candidate to submit a 300-word biography, each of which has been […]

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    Assembly: Taxes, red light cameras, fluoride won’t go on April ballot

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 25, 11:36

    Updated at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 Two different taxes, red light cameras and fluoride were topics of discussion at Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting. All four ordinances would have posed a question to voters, but none of them will appear on the ballot in April. Assembly member Bill Evans submitted an ordinance to ask voters […]

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    Anchorage municipal attorney rejects initiative to change equal rights ordinance

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 19, 12:10

    The battle between religious freedom and LGBT rights in Anchorage is at a standstill, with one side trying to figure out their next move. Wednesday, the Anchorage Municipal Attorney’s office rejected a ballot initiative from a group that wants to make changes to the equal rights ordinance the Anchorage Assembly passed in 2015. The ordinance protects […]

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    Anchorage Assembly approves $58 million ASD bond for April ballot

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 11, 22:17

    Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly approved an Anchorage School District (ASD) bond package to go on the ballot in April. In 2016, voters surprised the district, choosing not to approve a roughly $50 million bond package by about 250 votes. This time around, ASD is asking for even more — $58.45 million. That’s why the […]

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    Anchorage Assembly will take public testimony on potential spending limit Tuesday

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 19, 22:21

    The Anchorage Assembly will hear public comment on the topic of adding a spending limit to the Anchorage municipal charter, in addition to the existing tax cap, at Tuesday’s meeting. There’s already an ordinance that limits spending, but south Anchorage assemblyman John Weddleton says that because it’s not in the charter it often times gets ignored. He […]

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    Matanuska-Susitna Borough election results certified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 20:44

    The final tally for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough election came in Monday evening and was certified Tuesday night. “Mayor Vern Halter and Assembly Members gave a standing ovation to the Canvass Board, a group of five women who did the fastidious work of counting a record number of absentee and questioned ballots in the 2016 Borough […]

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    Anchorage municipal prosecutor: Senate Bill 91 ‘a huge hit’ to city budget

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 14, 19:23

    The Municipality of Anchorage is not getting as much money as it used to from traffic tickets, and controversial Senate Bill 91 (SB 91) could be to blame. The bill changed the rules regarding things like parole and sentencing statewide. It also forces the municipality to charge state fines, instead of city fines, for most […]

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    Record number of absentee, questioned ballots could change Mat-Su Borough election outcomes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 10, 15:04

    Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials say the October election set a borough record — the highest number of absentee and questioned ballots, all of which must still be counted before the election is certified. Those ballots could change the outcome of some of the election races. The Canvass Board spent the weekend counting the 3,629 ballots — 2,295 absentee […]

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    Mat-Su passes pot tax, $22M parks & rec bond

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 04, 20:49

    Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election in the Matanuska-Susitna borough are in, and voters shot down an initiative to ban the sale of marijuana products outside city limits. Voters passed a $22.16 million parks and recreation bond, known as Prop B-5, by 1,380 votes.  The bond will allow funding for outdated public pools in Palmer and Wasilla as […]