UPDATE: Anchorage Police say the 21-year-old man who was armed alongside Eagle River Road has given himself up peacefully. According to police spokeswoman Anita Shell, the man was transported to a local hospital, and Eagle River road was re-opened at around 12:15 p.m. Shell said the man will undergo medical evaluation and his name will not be released. According to a press release issued this afternoon, Shell said no charges are expected.
Gruening Middle School student Vika Morozova joined teens from around the state for a weeklong civics and conservation summit in Juneau last week with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA), a program of the National Wildlife Federation.
Morozova met with state Sen. Hollis French (D-Anchorage) at the Capitol to discuss SB 152, a bill to protect the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve from large-scale mining projects, according to a press release.
When Anchorage voters go to the polls April 3, they’ll be tasked with choosing a mayor and three school board members, along with deciding on seven ballot propositions ranging from a $59 million school bond to an ordinance that would grant a new tax exemption to the spouses of deceased military members.
Here’s a look at what voters can expect when they hit the polls:
Opportunities for Lifelong Education Spring semester (four week) courses Eagle River campus, UAA
Breaking Ground: Vegetable gardening in Alaska
Computer technology for the modern world
Chugiak/Eagle River history: People, places and politics
Alaska and Hollywood in movies and television
Secondhand sightseeing: A travel course
That’s something perhaps no one better understands than Sgt. 1st Class Derick Justice.
After a yearlong tour in Afghanistan, Justice was reunited with his wife, Melissa, and 10-year-old daughter, Cassy on Saturday, March 24 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Justice was one of 145 soldiers from the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade welcomed home by friends and family at JBER’s Buckner Physical Fitness Center.
“I’m just glad to finally be home,” Justice said. “It gets tiring.”