Anchorage mayor apologizes for remark about city’s safety after shooting

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz apologized Wednesday for what he characterized as an "insensitive comment" he made after three people died in a shooting in a shop in Spenard.

In a brief interview at Tuesday's Anchorage Assembly meeting, Berkowitz, without commenting specifically on the Spenard shooting, tried to indicate that most of Anchorage's slayings this year were not random crimes.

"I understand the concern; we've got our work cut out for us," Berkowitz said. "But if you're not...

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