Anchorage News

Alaska City Votes to Adopt Climate Action Plan

The Anchorage Assembly has adopted a climate action plan setting goals for the Alaska city. Alaska Public Media reported that the city officials voted this week to adopt the 100-page document outlining aims such as reducing carbon emissions by 80 …

The Race to Recovery: The Alaska Earthquake of Nov 30, 2018

This post is part of a series of sponsored by CoreLogic. A magnitude (M) 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018. Located along the Ring of Fire which sees 81% of the world’s largest earthquakes, Alaska …

Quake Widely Felt in Anchorage Area, Officials Say

Officials say a moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rumbled beneath the Anchorage, Alaska area, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the magnitude-4.8 temblor struck at 7:05 p.m. Sunday and was …

Alaska City Considering $500 Ticket for Texting While Driving

Texting while driving in Anchorage, Alaska may land drivers a $500 traffic ticket under a proposal that shifts the violation from criminal to traffic court. The Alaska Dispatch News reported assembly members will discuss the texting and driving proposal Tuesday …

Family Sues Alaska Bar After Woman’s Death

The family of an Anchorage, Alaska woman who was killed in a traffic collision has filed a lawsuit against the bar where authorities say the driver charged in the death acknowledged drinking heavily before the crash. The lawsuit accuses Chilkoot …

Alaska Workers’ Comp Board Seeks Ways To Reduce Costs

The Alaska Workers Compensation Board sought public input on rising costs in the last week. Board members held public meetings in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai and Juneau seeking comment on ways to stem rising costs. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported …

Alaska Driver Awarded $375K For Crash With Patrol Car

A man whose pickup was smashed by a patrol car driven by an Anchorage, Alaska police officer running red light was awarded $375,000 in damages. The Anchorage Daily News reported the jury Friday chose not to award $2.5 million in …

Earthquake Rumbles North Of Anchorage

A small earthquake rumbled in Alaska that was felt in several small communities north of Anchorage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.0 temblor struck shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday and was centered about 150 northeast of Anchorage. The …

Anchorage Police Nab 148 Drivers Exceeding 100 Mph

Anchorage police enforcing traffic laws in the past year issued nearly 150 citations to drivers exceeding 100 mph. KTVA-TV reports officers issued 148 citation for drivers who cracked the 100 mph limit. The high mark was a motorcyclist drive 150 …