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Our guest on Morning Line today is Grace Greene, Chair of the Anchorage Mayor's Charity Ball.  Greene says 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the elegant black tie event, and as it has since the early 1990's, the event serves as a fundraiser for 501c3 Non-profit organizations in the Anchorage Area.  

Greene says an important deadline is tomorrow, November 10th - the application and instructions for nonprofit staff to apply is outlined on mayorscharity.org. 

Anchorage officials call Spice drug crisis ‘unsustainable’

By Zacharia Hughes, Alaska Public Radio Network

Wednesday, Anchorage officials told Assembly members spice-related incidents are creating an unsustainable burden on emergency responders in the city.

Fire Chief Dennis LeBlanc says there have been days this month when almost half of all emergency transports are spice-related [48%], and additional vehicles had to be called in from Eagle River to respond.

Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA

Governor holds back $200 million in oil tax credit payments

Gov. Bill Walker has reduced by $200 million the amount available to pay for oil tax credits this fiscal year. In a letter to legislative leaders, Walker said the state will continue funding credits this year but at a slower pace until a more sustainable credit system is developed or the state financial situation improves. The new fiscal year started yesterday.

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Americans for Prosperity, a Virginia-based, Koch brothers-funded organization, says Anchorage needs a conservative mayor

By Zachariah Hughes, APRN

Major conservative political groups are stepping into the Anchorage mayor's race. The May runoff  between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz is drawing increasing attention from state and national organizations hoping to influence local politics.