Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

giner haired woman in a mask
Former Anchorage Real Estate Director Christina Hendrickson. Hendrickson is suing Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration, claiming she was fired in retaliation to a whistleblower complaint. (Wesley Early/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:

The state is preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids. Also, a whistle blower in Anchorage says she was illegally fired by the mayor’s administration. And The federal subsistence board votes down a proposal to restrict trapping near trails.

Reports tonight from:

Andrew Kitchenman and Bridgett Dowd in Juneau
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
Wesley Early in Anchorage
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
and Sabine Poux in Kenai

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 15, 2021

A float plane sits on the water in an overcast day.
A float plane departs the small community of Tenakee Springs in February 2020. (Ari Snider/KCAW)

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 Federal Aviation Administration releases recommendations to improve air safety in Alaska. Also, the Episcopal church in Alaska will investigate its history of boarding schools in the state. And Skagway says goodbye to the last cruise ship of a shortened season.

Reports tonight from:

Eric Stone in Ketchikan
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Nat Herz and Wesley Early in Anchorage
Greg Kim in Bethel
Sheli DeLaney in Juneau
and Mike Swasey in Skagway

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Anchorage Assembly members Chris Constant (left) and Meg Zaletel moments before the introduction of an emergency order that included a mask mandate on Oct. 12, 2021. (Wesley Early/AKPM)

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:

After days of fraught testimony, the Anchorage Assembly passes a mask mandate. Also, rural Alaskans ask federal fisheries managers to crack down on salmon bycatch. And the first Alaska Native woman to serve as an Alaska State Trooper retires.

Reports tonight from:

Lex Treinen, Wesley Early and Nat Herz in Anchorage
Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
Sage Smiley in Wrangell
Tash Kimmel in Sitka
and Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Construction sight of the new 48-unit development at the corner of 36th ave on Thursday, sept. 30th, 2021.

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:

City and tribal leaders in Skagway agree to an archaeological study at the site of a former boarding school. Also, new affordable housing is set to open in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood. And it’s looking like another La Niña this winter.

Reports tonight from:

Tegan Hanlon, Liz Ruskin, Wesley Early, Kavitha George and Adelyn Baxter in Anchorage
Mike Swasey in Skagway
Eric Stone in Ketchikan
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
and Sage Smiley in Wrangell

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 11, 2021

a man poses for a portrait in a city
Former Chief Equity Officer Clifford Armstrong poses for a portrait in downtown Anchorage near City Hall on April 28th, 2021. (Hannah Lies/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.

Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

Conservative officials pressure the state Pharmacy Board to fill Ivermectin prescriptions. Also, Anchorage’s chief equity officer believes Mayor Bronson fired him illegally. And a 6.9 earthquake struck near Chignik early Monday morning.

Reports tonight from:

Tegan Hanlon, Nat Herz, Wesley Early and Kavitha George in Anchorage
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Izzy Ross in Dillingham
and Greg Kim in Bethel

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 8, 2021

A group of students gather to observe Fairbanks Transit Bus 142 at the Engineering, Learning and Innovation Facility Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at the Fairbanks campus. (JR Ancheta/UAF)

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 Anchorage Assembly hears another long night of testimony over a proposed mask mandate. And Alaska legislators are in their fourth special session, with no sign of progress. Also: The University of Alaska Fairbanks is getting the famous “Into the Wild” bus ready for exhibit.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.

Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Wesley Early in Anchorage
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
Eric Stone in Ketchikan
Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
and Tash Kimmell in Sitka

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Sen. Lisa Murkowski at a Senate press conference last year. (Senate 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.

Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she won’t cross party lines to vote to increase the debt ceiling. Also, an Anchorage pastor knows he should get a COVID-19 vaccine but can’t bring himself to follow through. And a mom in Petersburg gets a difficult diagnosis for herself and her daughter.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Nat Herz, Lex Treinen and Wesley Early in Anchorage
Jacob Resneck and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
Angela Denning in Petersburg
and Kyle Davis in Nome

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on the Senate floor.

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:

Sen. Dan Sullivan proposes a hardline approach to regulating teens’ use of social media sites like Facebook. Also, a local reporter delves into the unseen deaths of the unhoused in Anchorage. And Tom Kizzia returns to McCarthy to mine stories for his latest book.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Lex Treinen, Nat Herz and Adelyn Baxter in Anchorage
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Jacob Resneck and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
and Greg Kim in Bethel

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.


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