Anchorage Assembly member Chris Constant said he’s running against the “extreme divisive agenda” he’s seen on display at recent Assembly meetings, including gay slurs, exploitation of Holocaust symbols and pandemic denial.
William Topel died shortly after demonstrating against an indoor mask mandate at the Anchorage Assembly.
Frustration and impatience with Congress is building among out-of-work Alaskans and local leaders, who say the lack of a social safety net has made it far more painful to maintain the health mandates aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.
State corrections officials closed or moved drug treatment programs it offered because of contracting issues just as lighter sentencing rules took effect that were supposed to be paired with more treatment.
In Anchorage’s municipal elections Tuesday, liberals gained an edge in the Assembly, and residents supported all but one bond measure put forward passed. Voters also opted to shake up the taxi industry.