Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage
Talk of Alaska: Critical Minerals in Alaska
Dozens of different minerals are required to make everyday items like cell phones and batteries. Now new federal climate legislation includes a provision that could spur efforts to develop more of these critical minerals right here in Alaska. But what are those minerals? And what does the growing global demand for them mean for mining in the state? We'll discuss the future of critical minerals on the next Talk of Alaska.
Coast Guard finds serious defect in popular survival suit
The suits are Imperial Immersion Suits manufactured by Survitec Group, a safety equipment manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. They are one of only a handful of companies approved by the Coast Guard to make survival suits for use in the United States.
Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID: Vladimir Khadjinov, Russian father of four
Rada Khadjinova lost her father, Vladimir Khadjinov, on Sept. 3. He was 85 years old.
Redistricting could reshape the Alaska Legislature. Here’s how.
Every ten years, a State board redraws the boundaries of Alaska’s legislative districts. The process is long and technical, but there’s a lot at stake. It can determine which party controls the state legislature. Alaska Public Media’s Annie Feidt explains.
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Former Bethel principal Chris Carmichael is sentenced in state court. Also, subsistence fishing is closed on much of the Yukon river.
Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby likely headed to Olympics
Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby is likely headed to the Tokyo Olympics after finishing second Tuesday evening in the 100 meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 2, 2021
Tribes in Alaska face a good problem: how to best spend millions in COVID relief money. Volunteers pitching in to elect the next mayor of Anchorage talk about why they're backing their chosen candidate. Plus, the Kobuk 440 sled dog race kicks of in Kotzebue.
LISTEN: State government reporters discuss legislative priorities
Lawmakers are meeting in Juneau for an unusual and challenging legislative session. What’s likely to happen this year with permanent fund dividends and pandemic relief?
LISTEN: Ahead of distribution, what should Alaskans know about Covid vaccines?
Thousands of Alaskans will soon receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But there are plenty of challenges ahead, and that includes convincing Alaskans to get vaccinated.
LISTEN: With the school year weeks away, teachers contemplate returning to the classroom during a pandemic
The decisions on how to educate students during the pandemic are difficult and teachers are caught in the middle. So how do teachers feel about the upcoming school year?
LISTEN: How are recreational and high school sports leagues around Alaska adapting to the changes that come with competing during a pandemic?
What do recreational and competitive sports in Alaska look like during a pandemic?
LISTEN: As parents head back to work, childcare providers are struggling to meet demand
Alaskans are heading back to work. But many daycare centers and camps are closed. Those that are open are operating under new rules and with limited capacity. How will camps and child care centers make sure they keep kids safe? And how will parents cope if they can't find childcare?
Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 25, 2020
The city of Juneau is prepared to spend a million dollars to keep childcare centers open in the city:
Anchorage Mayor extends ‘hunker down’ order and delays tax day
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced today the city is extending the hunker down order until April 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Health officials announce 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska
Seven of the new cases are in Anchorage, two in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and one in Juneau.
Is your Alaska doctor as worried about coronavirus as you are? Maybe not.
There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alaska. The state is testing more patients everyday and medical experts say the virus is likely to be discovered in the state soon. At local clinics and hospitals, doctors are fielding lots of questions. Many say they're counseling patients to take COVID-19 seriously, but not to panic.
LISTEN: Experts answer Alaskans’ questions about coronavirus
Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the globe. While Alaska has not yet had any confirmed cases, the United States has, and health and emergency preparedness officials are getting ready to combat the virus locally.
LISTEN: There’s $3.2B dollars at stake in the 2020 Census
The U.S Census happens just once a decade and it kicks off in Tooksok Bay, Alaska in mid-January. Getting an accurate count of all Alaskans is critically important for billions of dollars in federal funding and drawing political jurisdiction lines.
Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
The Anchorage School District calls for dismissing a volunteer judgewho disqualified a high school swimmer for a uniform violation. And, when it comes to delivering rural healthcare, reliable internet is critical.
Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
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