Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 2, 2023

Congresswoman Mary Peltola calls for more action and less talk. Not everybody's on board with a Fairbanks utility's deal to source North Slope natural gas. Plus the Alaska State Troopers now have a plan for body-worn cameras.
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Federal decisions on Pebble Mine and the Willow drilling project aren’t the final word

Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin discusses what's next for the proposed Pebble Mine and the Willow drilling project.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

What does the EPA's veto of the proposed Pebble Mine really mean? We will discuss. Investigators use genetic genealogy to identify human remains found 25 years ago. Plus a Sitka chef is a semifinalist for a prestigious national award.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pebble opponents celebrate an EPA decision to ban the mine. Mat-Su school bus drivers go on strike, but not before dropping kids off at school. Plus, Team Alaska is racking up the medals at the Arctic Winter Games.
A map of the Willow development on Alaska's North Slope

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 30, 2023

A classic fight is brewing over drilling for oil in Alaska, but with some modern nuance. Also, they held out for better prices, and now Kodiak's tanner crab fleet is going… crabbing. And Mt. Edgecumbe High School aviation students get access to some nifty technology.
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Remember the Russian men who fled to Alaska to avoid the war in Ukraine? They spoke to this reporter about their ordeal.

Charlie McCann, a feature writer for The Economist's long-form magazine "1843," caught up with the men after they spent three months in detention.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 23, 2023

A new ballot measure would repeal the state's ranked choice voting system. Also, teachers rally in Juneau for increased school funding. And the Homer Library Board votes to keep a small number of books that stirred up big controversy.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, January 19, 2023

Alaska farmers step up to supply eggs as the national shortage drags on. Also, a Juneau resident gets her Regalia back, suddenly, two weeks after it was stolen. And a meeting between school officials in Ketchikan and Metlakatla helps heal a rift.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

In a rare attack, a polar bear kills a mother and son in Wales. Also, the Alaska House breaks its deadlock and elects a speaker, Republican Cathy Tilton. And as Fairbanks gets ready to demolish a condemned hotel, developers are already thinking about what's next.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The state legislative session kicks off, but without a permanent speaker in the House. Also, Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's working on a fix for getting fisheries disaster relief out more quickly. And Alaska Native leaders remember Oliver Leavitt as a whaling captain and a businessman.
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Alaska’s cold climate ‘luck’ with three consecutive La Niña years is about to run out

National Weather Service climate researcher Brian Brettschneider says Alaska has been lucky to have two back-to-back La Niña years. That's about to change.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 16, 2023

Tanner crab fishermen consider their options as low prices keep them at the docks. Also, legislative leaders talk about the big issues ahead on the eve of the session. And a Homer woman survives an ice skating mishap that features an unusual rescue tool: a dead snowshoe hare.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, January 13, 2023

The Alaska State House is going into the start of the legislative session with no clear majority coalition. Kodiak's tanner crab fishery is at risk over disagreements on the price. Plus eager beavers are moving North in Alaska, and the impacts can be seen from space.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, January 12, 2023

Months after an Eagle River teen was killed during an ROTC event, her mom has unanswered questions. Also, the Anchorage assembly demands a response from Mayor Dave Bronson over recent allegations. And the Legislature approves new housing in Juneau to help alleviate an acute shortage when lawmakers come to town.
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Alaska lawmakers look to increase school funding in upcoming legislative session

State funding to school districts has, essentially, not changed since 2017. At the same time, the cost of pretty much everything has gone up.
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Alaska’s permit for road to major oil project leads to ConocoPhillips lawsuit

ConocoPhillips and Australian oil company Santos are in a dispute over the use of a North Slope road built by ConocoPhillips for access to Santos' Pikka Project.
An animated still image of two people sitting side by side on swings while holding cans of beer.

A new documentary film project will focus on Alaskans’ relationships with alcohol

Scott Burton's film called "Earnest Drinker" will include interviews with experts and people in recovery, plus a lot of his own stories.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 2, 2023

Alaskans wonder if high grocery prices will continue in the new year. Also, a new air traffic control tower planned for Anchorage will be Alaska's tallest building. And a Fairbanks hotel's aurora globe offers a new northern lights experience.
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Anchorage car crash kills 1, injures two others

Anchorage police said in a statement that the man, 54-year-old Shawn Hicks, was driving a Nissan Maxima southbound on Arctic Boulevard near Raspberry Road when the car collided with a Ford Escape SUV about 9:45 p.m. Sunday.