New Year's Eve fireworks banned in Anchorage

If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Alaska's largest city, don't bring the fireworks.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Alaska's largest city, don't bring the fireworks.

Fireworks remain illegal within city limits.
Fireworks were legal for a three-and-a-half hour window on New Year's Eve in 2010 and 2011, but the ordinance expired and was never brought back up for a vote.
Assembly member Dick Traini spearheaded the short-lived fireworks legalization. But he says he received complaints from pet owners.
Another assembly member, Patrick Flynn, suspected the fireworks ban would be a disaster. Not only were pet owners angry, he said he also received complaints from residents who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Those choosing to break the law and set off fireworks face a citation and fine.

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