Anchorage Police are conducting a warrant service in the area of the 6000 block of E 22nd Avenue. The suspect has barricaded himself inside a residence and is refusing officer commands to exit. There will continue to be a large police presence in the area during this time, and SWAT is responding to the scene. Depending on the actions of the suspect, our response may include a variety of tools and tactics used to apprehend them. This could include the possibility of deploying gas; nearby citizens with respiratory illnesses/sensitivities should remain inside and make sure doors and windows are closed.
Former Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, offered some advice to Sen. Kamala Harris as she begins her own campaign attempting to be the first woman vice president in the United States.
As many Anchorage businesses fight to stay afloat, others have stopped serving customers altogether. Of the latter group, some have closed their doors so that they might hopefully reopen in the future.
Alaskans are voting in three ways for the Aug. 18 primaries: absentee voting, early in-person voting or voting in-person on election day. The process of counting absentee ballots and the amount of people voting by mail means results may not be known for a while.
Many owners of shops and restaurants in Anchorage are trying to kick-start business while still following local mandates. Several in downtown Anchorage have spilled out on to municipal streets, and in turn, triggered speculation of Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s involvement in their expansions, something the mayor vehemently denies.
This week President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, providing nearly $3 billion a year to parks and conservation of public lands and giving states like Alaska access to more federal funds.