Alaska News

Thursday, March 22, 2018

2 injured in East Anchorage fire

Two people were injured in an East Anchorage fire Wednesday afternoon, officials said. A fire at the Malaspina Mobile Home Park, at 1545 Hoyt St., was called in to the Anchorage Fire Department at 1:56 p.m., said Jodie Hettrick, deputy chief of operations for the department. The fire was under control sometime before 3:20 p.m., Hettrick said. Two people were taken to the hospital, but officials didn't yet know the extent of their injuries. Firefighters remained on the scene Wednesday afternoon, investigating the origin and cause of the fire, Hettrick said.
Alaska Dispatch News

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Proposition 8: Anchorage public safety and public transportation improvements

Proposition 8 would fund public safety and public transportation improvements, if approved by voters on April 3rd. The bond total for Proposition 8 is $4,908,000. An Anchorage homeowner with a $300,000 home, the property tax would increase by about three dollars. The taxable amount under Prop 8 is based on $0.99 per $100,000 of assessed property value, according to the bond. ere's a list of the breakdown of the costs: $270,000 for Fire LifePack 12 Cardiac Monitors & CPR system replacements. $500,000 for school zone safety. $700,000 for two Fire Department Ambulances. $2,250,000 for Anchorage Area-Wide Radio Network (AWARN) Infrastructure Upgrade. City officials said the system would allow first responders here to communicate with statewide agencies if there was a big emergency.

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