Austin Quinn-Davidson, a relative newcomer, to be sworn in as Anchorage mayor Friday

Anchorage’s new mayor inherits high COVID-19 case counts, uncertainty around schools and businesses, and residents who are more politically divided than ever.

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Sullivan stands close to Trump, stays quiet about his controversies

As he runs for re-election, Sullivan is threading a needle. He rarely criticizes Trump, but as a tide of anger at the president rises, he isn’t waving a Trump banner, either.

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Southeast Alaska small businesses, local officials worry they’ll be left out of cruise industry bubble

Business owners and local officials say they’re worried that keeping guests in a bubble would squeeze out most of Southeast Alaska’s small tour companies, retailers and restaurants.

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Newscast – Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

A report co-written by former Alaska budget director Donna Arduin ranks her former boss, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, as the second-worst governor in the country on what it calls “economic freedom,” At least 38 people who are currently homeless in Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks. Now, with temperatures dipping below…

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State may have illegally directed $5 million contract, former officials tell Alaska Legislature

Three former state employees told state legislators that they believe a $5 million contract was so narrowly written that it was illegal.

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