Anchorage ordinance would speed up homeless camp removal during high fire danger

Anchorage ordinance would speed up homeless camp removal during high fire danger

Sponsor Meg Zaletel said the ordinance is designed to protect homes near greenbelts as well as people who camp in areas where fire danger is high.

Lauren Maxwell
Assembly members to propose ordinances related to wildfires in Anchorage

Assembly members to propose ordinances related to wildfires in Anchorage

One proposed ordinance would keep people out of green spaces that are high fire danger areas within the municipality. 

Daniella Rivera
Homeless campers forced to move offer solutions to relocation issues

Homeless campers forced to move offer solutions to relocation issues

This is the first summer crews are using a zone system for camp abatement. Notices must be posted giving campers 10 days to vacate an area.

Joe Vigil
Assembly asks lawmakers to remove local tax limits on school funding

Assembly asks lawmakers to remove local tax limits on school funding

Would you be willing to pay more in taxes if it provided more opportunities for children in your school district?

Scott Gross
Proposed trapping ordinance cites safety for pets, trappers say there's a better way

Proposed trapping ordinance cites safety for pets, trappers say there's a better way

A proposed ordinance has dog owners and fur trappers divided, as both sides worry about the balance of safety and land use rights around trails near Anchorage.

Cassie Schirm
Proposed ban aims to curb cellphone use by drivers in school zones

Proposed ban aims to curb cellphone use by drivers in school zones

It's already illegal to text and drive in Alaska, but soon Anchorage residents could be fined for just holding their phone while in the driver's seat in some areas.



Cassie Schirm
Leaders hold edge as Friday election results emerge

Leaders hold edge as Friday election results emerge

As ballots continue to trickle in from Anchorage's second-ever vote-by-mail election, the initial returns unveiled Tuesday in contests for three Assembly and two School Board seats appear likely to hold.

KTVA Web Staff
Show me the money: Outside PACs bankroll municipal campaigns

Show me the money: Outside PACs bankroll municipal campaigns

KTVA compiled data from the online campaign financial disclosure forms provided to the Alaska Public Offices Commission as of March 27.

Megan Mazurek
Meet the candidate: Ron Alleva

Meet the candidate: Ron Alleva

Ron Alleva is a candidate for Assembly District 4-Seat F - Midtown Anchorage in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Anchorage Assembly votes to oppose governor's proposed budget

Anchorage Assembly votes to oppose governor's proposed budget

The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution opposing Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget.

Jennifer Summers
Anchorage Assembly considers ordinance ending taxi regulations

Anchorage Assembly considers ordinance ending taxi regulations

The Anchorage Assembly is considering an ordinance that would abolish some of the regulations on cab and limousine drivers in the local area.

Cassie Schirm
Meet the candidate: John Weddleton

Meet the candidate: John Weddleton

John Weddleton is a candidate for Assembly District 6- Seat J- South Anchorage in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidate: Forrest Dunbar

Meet the candidate: Forrest Dunbar

Forrest Dunbar is a candidate for Assembly District 5-Seat H - East Anchorage in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidate: Kameron Perez-Verdia

Meet the candidate: Kameron Perez-Verdia

Kameron Perez-Verdia is a candidate for Assembly District 3-Seat D - West Anchorage in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidate: Dustin Darden

Meet the candidate: Dustin Darden

Dustin Darden is a candidate for Assembly District 3 - Seat D - West Anchorage in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidate: Meg Zaletel

Meet the candidate: Meg Zaletel

Meg Zaletel is a candidate for Assembly District 4-Seat F - Midtown Anchorage in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidate: Christine Hill

Meet the candidate: Christine Hill

Christine Hill is a candidate for Assembly District 4-Seat F - Midtown Anchorage in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidate: Oliver Schiess

Meet the candidate: Oliver Schiess

Oliver Schiess is a candidate for Assembly District 2 - Seat A - Eagle River/Chugiak in the 2019 Municipal Election.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidate: Crystal Kennedy

Meet the candidate: Crystal Kennedy

Crystal Kennedy is a candidate for Assembly District 2 - Seat A - Eagle River/Chugiak in the 2019 Municipal Elections.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidates for Assembly in the 2019 Municipal Election

Meet the candidates for Assembly in the 2019 Municipal Election

KTVA asked the candidates for Anchorage Assembly to answer questions about key issues in the community. Here are their answers.

KTVA Web Staff

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