Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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.
A woman ina trucker hat writes on a paper pad in front of a brewing vat

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 12, 2022

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.
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National STEM education program taps Anchorage physics teacher

Teachers in the fellowship work with government agencies as they develop new STEM curriculum. Childress will work with the Department of Defense.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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.
A Bartlett High School graduate waits to walk across the stage.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

State health officials are changing the way they fight drug overdoses. Also, how Alaska's wildland firefighters are preparing for the upcoming season. And Anchorage high school students celebrate graduation and their culture.

Bartlett seniors celebrate graduation after a challenging four years

Monday's ceremony marked the conclusion of a high school experience bookended by two major events: the 2018 earthquake and the COVID pandemic.
High waters surround buildings

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 9, 2022

State senators vote to give energy relief payments on top of permanent fund dividends. Travelers adapt after a landslide blocks a road near Seward. And Alaska Native U.S. House candidates discuss rural issues in Bethel.

From Hawaii to Alaska, candy leis make graduation sweeter

Working in their living rooms and at kitchen tables, Anchorage residents are meeting a growing demand for candy leis for graduations, Mother's Day and more.
people hold up a large banner that reads "keep abortion safe & legal"

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 6, 2022

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?
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Anchorage police ask for help in two cases, including one that involves a missing child. Also, tuberculosis cases surge in the Y-K Delta amid a nurse shortage. And recognizing the signs of eating disorders in young people.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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.
A musher seen in profile going down a river

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

A monoclonal antibody clinic is under scrutiny for its billing and a rent-free deal with the city of Anchorage. Also, Alaskan and Canadian organizers of the Yukon Quest break up over dog care rules. And the latest in the debate over logging in the Tongass National Forest.

‘It’s destroying our cultural mission’: Alaska Native charter school struggles after losing its building

The Alaska Native Cultural Charter School moved into the upstairs wing of Bettye Davis East High School after ventilation inspections in 2021.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 2, 2022

The mayor of Pilot Station dies falling through the ice on the Yukon River. Also, ventilation problems forced an Alaska Native charter school in Anchorage to move into a high school. And University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists study how water got from Earth to the moon.

Commencement ceremonies honor University of Alaska Anchorage class of 2022

More than 1,000 students are graduating from the Anchorage campus this year.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 29, 2022

Santa Claus could be a frontrunner in the special election for Alaska's U.S. House seat. Barriers to exempting food from Juneau's sales tax. Tenants in Sitka's largest apartment building wait over a year for elevator repairs.

Gov. Dunleavy calls for higher PFD, more savings during final weeks of legislative session

“In my discussions with legislators this year, they see the urgency and the need to make sure we get a PDF that’s pretty substantial,” he said.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Gov. Mike Dunleavy says the state can save money while giving larger PFDs. Staff prepare to ship Congressman Don Young's hunting trophies from D.C. to Alaska. And how a church in Juneau became the city's emergency cold weather shelter.
A white cruise ship at port

Cruise destinations in Alaska see surge in COVID cases

Communities with some of the state's highest case counts — and sharpest increases — include those frequently visited by cruise ships, like Skagway, Petersburg and Sitka.