Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 20, 2022


A landslide as seen from the air
The Lowell Point Landslide (Photo courtesy of James Unrein)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The state’s Office of Children’s Services has been sued over its handling of foster care. Also, Alaskans welcome Ukrainian refugees to the United States. And weeks after a landslide, the road to Lowell Point may soon be cleared.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early in Anchorage
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Jeremy Hsieh in Juneau
Emily Schwing in Bethel
and Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 19, 2022


A person holds a sign that reads “APD body cameras now” in bold letters at a rally for justice for Bishar Hassan on Friday near 16th Avenue and A Street, where roughly a hundred people attended. Hassan was shot and killed by Anchorage Police Department officers three years ago nearby, after he pulled out a BB gun from his pants. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaskans would get $3,200 under a budget passed by the legislature. Also, the Anchorage police union prepares to negotiate over a new body camera policy. And with thousands of Ironman race participants expected in Juneau, the city is encouraging residents to help house them.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early in Anchorage
Bridget Dowd and Yvonne Krumrey in Juneau
Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
and Kirsten Dobroth in Kodiak

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 18, 2022


A fisherman pulls a king salmon from the Kuskokwim River during a subsistence fishing opening on June 12, 2018. (Photo by Katie Basile / KYUK)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The federal government is suing the state of Alaska over its management of Kuskokwim River salmon fishing. Clean water advocates hope for new PFAS regulations by the end of the legislative session. And Pebble Mine opponents ask the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Bristol Bay.

Reports tonight from:

Corinne Smith in Haines
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Izzy Ross in Dillingham
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Wesley Early in Anchorage
and Lex Treinen in Wasilla

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 17, 2022


A woman ina trucker hat writes on a paper pad in front of a brewing vat
Sara Stekoll works behind the counter on Friday at Forbidden Peak Brewery in Juneau. (Photo by Lyndsey Brollini/KTOO)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Business owners welcome changes to the state’s alcohol restrictions. Also, the University of Alaska boosted faculty salaries, but the union wants to keep negotiating. And cruise ships bring tourists and COVID cases to Southeast.

Reports tonight from:

Corinne Smith in Haines
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Izzy Ross in Dillingham
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Wesley Early in Anchorage
and Lex Treinen in Wasilla

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 16, 2022


a group of people sit at a table
Nine U.S. House candidates prepare to speak at a May 12 forum hosted by Alaska industry groups. Candidates are seated in alphabetical order: Nick Begich, former state Rep. John Coghill, Anchorage Assembly member Christopher Constant, Al Gross, Jeff Lowenfels, former Gov. Sarah Palin, former state Rep. Mary Peltola, state Sen. Josh Revak and former Assistant Interior Secretary Tara Sweeney. (Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

A missing seven-year-old from Kodiak is found dead a few miles from his home. Also, liberal-leaning Alaska voters worry about splitting the vote in a crowded special primary to fill Don Young’s seat. And deep snowpack in the Interior last winter led an increase in wildlife deaths.

Reports tonight from:

Sabine Poux in Kenai
Kirsten Dobroth in Kodiak
Yvonne Krumrey in Juneau
Liz Ruskin in Anchorage
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
Katharine Rose in Sitka
and Sage Smiley in Wrangell

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 13, 2022

A barge with an excavator on it surrounded by chunks of ice on a river
Olivia Ebertz/KYUK

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Industry leaders and politicians criticize the Biden administration’s cancellation of a Cook Inlet lease sale. Also, a mom in Homer finally has some answers about her daughter, who went missing in 2019. And a “ghost barge” is free-floating down the Kuskokwim river after it froze into the river last fall.

Reports tonight from:

Sabine Poux in Kenai
Yvonne Krumrey in Juneau
Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
and Corinne Smith in Haines

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.


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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 12, 2022

The columns of the alaska state capitol
The Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau, pictured in Feb. 2017. (KTOO file photo)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska now leads the nation in drug overdose deaths. Also, the state House still has to decide if it agrees with the Senate’s budget proposal. And years after spotting a sunken ship, a diver sets out to identify it.

Reports tonight from:

Claire Stremple in Juneau
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Wesley Early and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
and Sage Smiley in Wrangell

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.


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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sabrina and Kobi Jervsjo’s yard in Manley Hot Springs. (Photo courtesy of the Jervsjo family.)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska Democrats denounce Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s opposition to a federal abortion bill. Also, Manley Hot Springs residents assess the damage after the worst flooding in years. And a Bristol Bay artist honors missing and murdered Alaska Native people.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.
Tegan Hanlon and Wesley Early in Anchorage
Eric Stone in Ketchikan
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Izzy Ross in Dillingham
Kirsten Dobroth and Dylan Simard in Kodiak
Theo Greenly in Unalaska

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 6, 2022

people hold up a large banner that reads "keep abortion safe & legal"
Roughly 200 people gathered at rush hour Tuesday night in midtown Anchorage to rally for the protection of reproductive rights. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Some anti-abortion advocates doubt a constitutional convention will bring a state ban. Also, Alaska’s largest electric utility fires its CEO less than a month after hiring him. And what happened to Juneau’s Taco Bell?

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.
Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
Kavitha George in Anchorage
Jeremy Hsieh and Bridget Dowd in Juneau
and Sage Smiley in Wrangell

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.


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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The downtown headquarters of the Anchorage Police Department on June 9, 2020 (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast.

Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Little has changed since the Anchorage Police and Fire Departments committed to hiring a more diverse staff. Also, how the U.S. Army is working to reduce suicide rates among Alaska’s soldiers. The rules and regulations around a favorite tourist activity: whale-watching.

Reports tonight from:

Claire Stremple in Juneau
Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Maggie Nelson in Unalaska
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
Sabine Poux in Kenai
and Angela Denning in Petersburg

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.


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