Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 23, 2021

Two people stand in zipper-up jackets and sweatshirts in front of a cruise ship.
Russ and Kacy Radigan were aboard the Serenade of the Seas on Friday, July 23, 2021. It’s the first big cruise ship to dock in Juneau since 2019. (Bridget Dowd /KTOO)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Cordova experiences its worst outbreak of COVID-19. And, a Seward resident tells the story of surviving a brown bear attack on the town runway. Plus, a new app allows fishermen to contribute their ocean observations to science.

Reports tonight from:

  • Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway
  • Bridget Dowd and Jeremy Hsieh in Juneau
  • Stephanie Maltarich in Dillingham


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 16, 2021

a person prepares a mixed drink at a restaurant bar
Bartender Jessica Stam prepares a drink on a Wednesday evening in July at 49th State Brewing. Average wait time to be seated was roughly 1.5- to 2-hours. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Will the State of Alaska’s new vaccine incentive program work? And, the Alaska Baseball League’s first female umpire says, for her, it’s more than just a game. Plus, after a year-long bust, Anchorage restaurants see a boom.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Claire Stremple and Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Maggie Nelson in Unalaska

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best Alaska bear stories. Where were you? What happened? How did you feel? Is there anything you do differently out on the trail now? Any lessons learned? Share your bear stories with Alaska Pubic Media!


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 9, 2021

Some visitors to the Mendenhall Glacier on Feb. 17, 2018 stay on the trail over the lake ice, but others venture dangerously close to the glacier’s face with thin ice, open water, and constantly calving bergs. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Criticism of the Governor’s veto of daily payments for lawmakers during session. And, researchers monitor common but little understood ice quakes near Juneau. Plus, the remains of an Alaska Native student buried in Pennsylvania in the 1900s are returned.

Reports tonight from:

  • Nat Herz and Tripp Crouse in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman and Matt Miller in Juneau
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway
  • Tim Ellis in Fairbanks

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best Alaska bear stories. Where were you? What happened? How did you feel? Is there anything you do differently out on the trail now? Any lessons learned? Share your bear stories with Alaska Pubic Media!


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 2, 2021

Smoke rises at the end of a dirt trail in some rolling hills
The Munson Creek Fire as seen from a ridge behind Chena Hot Springs on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Matt Nunnelly/Alaska DNR-Division of Forestry)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The fight continues over whom the governor gets to appoint to the state Supreme Court. And firefighters defend cabins, homes and a popular resort outside of Fairbanks.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Time Ellis in Delta Junction
  • Katie Anastas in Petersburg

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best Alaska bear stories. Where were you? What happened? How did you feel? Is there anything you do differently out on the trail now? Any lessons learned? Share your bear stories with Alaska Pubic Media!


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 25, 2021

A white woman with white hair wearing a mask walks in a ood panelled room
State Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, leaves the House floor after being sworn in during the first day of the 32nd Legislative Session on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska House leaders hope for a deal that will avoid the state’s first-ever government shutdown. High prices, high demand- what does the supply shortage look like in Alaska? And, state and federal officials split on a Kuskokwim River fishing opening.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Jennifer Pemberton in Juneau
  • Liz Ruskin in Anchorage
  • Greg Kim in Bethel
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best Alaska bear stories. Where were you? What happened? How did you feel? Is there anything you do differently out on the trail now? Any lessons learned? Share your bear stories with Alaska Pubic Media!


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 18, 2021

a person wearing sportswear, high heels, and a cape jogs by in front of a body of water
Justin Dickens, who plans to run the Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon in high heels, jogs by at Westchester Lagoon, wearing their cape that reads “BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER”. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska doctors want to keep using telehealth to prescribe a drug used to treat opioid addiction. And, Skagway officials carefully watch a growing COVID outbreak in Canada’s Yukon territory. Plus, a trans runner plans to run the Anchorage marathon … in 3 inch heels.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Claire Stremple in Juneau
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway
  • Kavitha George in Anchorage

Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 11, 2021

A man dodges a kid on a grass field
Xavier Robles, 31, of Sioux City, Mexican heritage — transitioned from college football and the military to rugby because of the brotherhood involved in the sport. Pictured here at the Park Strip in Anchorage on June 10, 2021 (Jeff Chen, Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Biden administration reverses Trump’s rollback of the Tongass Roadless Rule. And, rugby grows in popularity and diversity in Anchorage. Plus, an Alaska adventurer gathers packrafting safety tips into a new book.

Reports tonight from:

  • Jacob Resneck and Claire Stremple in Juneau
  • Nat Herz and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
  • Greg Kim in Bethel
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Jared Griffin in Kodiak
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue

Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 4, 2021

Kenneth Hemenway, an English teacher at South High School, teaches a group of high school students from across the district during a morning summer school class at Hanshew Middle School in Anchorage on June 4, 2021. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Teachers see record summer school enrollment after a year of pandemic learning loss. And, Anchorage police seek public comment on officer-worn cameras. Plus, child care providers are still struggling due to the pandemic.

Reports tonight from:

  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Nat Herz and Lyndsey Brollini in Juneau
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Katherine Rose in Sitka

Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 28, 2021

crowd with Trump banners and flags in front of Capitol
The East Plaza of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (Wikimedia Commons)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska’s senators split on whether to establish a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. And, commercial fishermen in Alaska are frustrated by the CDC’s mask policies. Plus, Juneau Drag performers host their first in-person, unmasked show in over a year.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Nat Herz, Pablo Pena and Rashah McChesney in Juneau
  • Izzy Ross in Dillingham
  • Elizabeth Earl and Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Robert Woolsey in Sitka
  • Lex Treinen in Anchorage

Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 21, 2021

A man in a hoody andd a glasses and short hair stands looking at the camera
Nu Xiong, aka Nutty Nu at the Park Strip in Anchorage on May 20, 2021. Xiong is a YouTuber with over 28,000 subscribers. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Current Anchorage leadership has big plans for homelessness, but there’ll soon be a new mayor in town. And lawmakers discuss splitting a draw from the Permanent Fund’s earnings evenly between dividends and government services. Plus, a popular Anchorage YouTuber reveals his neurological disorder and gains fans.

Reports tonight from:

  • Lex Treinen and Kavitha George in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Claire Stremple in Gustavus
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway

Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org


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