Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 11, 2022

Many of Sarah Palin's former supporters say they won't vote for her in the U.S. House race. Also, the state has started testing wildlife for COVID-19, including beluga, caribou and bears. And Hugh Neff wins Alaska's last major sled dog race of the season.
Senators Lisa Murkowski and Joe Manchin.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 8, 2022

A man who threatened Alaska's senators last year is sentenced to prison. Also, leaders from around the world meet in Anchorage to discuss Arctic policy. And the Alaska Folk Festival returns to Juneau for the first time in two years.
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State senate bill would require schools to post all curriculum related to race, LGBTQ topics online

The bill also prohibits teaching that someone is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive because of their race, gender, religion or nationality.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Sen. Lisa Murkowski votes to confirm judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Also, the state House passes a budget amendment cutting Medicaid funding for abortions. And Juneau considers ending its relationship with a sister city in Russia.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Results for the Anchorage municipal election start to come in. Also, tribes could run pilot project schools under a bill passed by the state Senate. And a hiker survives falling more than one thousand feet down a snowy peak in Sitka.
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Anchorage English teacher receives $25K national education award in surprise ceremony

Temperance Tinker-Kays is one of 60 teachers to receive the award this school year, and the only recipient in Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Anchorage voters head to polling places and drop boxes on election day. Plus, a massive overhaul of the state's alcohol laws nears the finish line.
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On Election Day in Anchorage, incumbents prepare to face off against conservative opponents

Candidates braved the snow and took to street corners to wave signs Tuesday morning in a last-minute effort to reach Anchorage voters before polls close at 8 p.m.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 4, 2022

State leaders remember Don Young at a memorial service in Anchorage. Also, masks become optional at schools in Juneau. And how one woman helped revive Yup'ik dancing in Napaskiak.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 1, 2022

Dozens of candidates jump into the special election to replace Congressman Don Young. Pilots picket over contract negotiations with Alaska Airlines. And the USDA gives new funds to small businesses in Southeast.

Alaska Airlines asks passengers to brace for more cancellations as pilots picket Anchorage airport

Nearly 100 pilots picketed at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport on Friday over contract negotiations with Alaska Airlines.
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Second boosters available as BA.2 omicron variant spreads

People over 50 and immunocompromised people can receive a second booster four months after their first booster. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are available for those who received a Johnson and Johnson first dose or booster.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Health officials recommend additional boosters as the newest COVID variant spreads. Also, controversy over the name of Palmer's summer festival, Colony Days. And in the cab capital of Alaska, some drivers are staying off the road.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Three years after the fatal shooting of a Black man by Anchorage police, advocates call for accountability. Also, the Board of Fisheries bans an increasingly popular fishing method for Sitka sockeye. Families and state troopers speak at a rally for missing people in Fairbanks.
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2 Anchorage School Board candidates drop out of the race, endorse their like-minded opponents

In both school board races on this year’s ballot, candidates supported by conservative groups are attempting to unseat two incumbents.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 25, 2022

Kodiak’s Coast Guard Base gets a major influx in federal infrastructure money. Also, an avalanche blocks a major road near Anchorage and strands some local residents. The 2022 Iditarod's teacher on the trail says the race can inspire students in Alaska and beyond.

Anchorage School District announces superintendent finalists

Jharrett Bryantt, Mathew Neal and Frank Hauser will tour the district, participate in town halls and have final interviews with the school board on Monday and Tuesday.

On the ballot: Replacing Anchorage’s Inlet View Elementary School

Anchorage voters will decide on an $111 million bond for capital improvements to district schools. One project is a replacement of Inlet View Elementary School.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Russia's invasion of Ukraine could impact Alaska's workforce. Also, some fishermen say the Board of Fisheries' conservation efforts have hurt business. And the Juneau Police Department has a new webpage on missing persons cases.

On the ballot: Anchorage School District seeks funds for security upgrades at elementary schools

The $111 million capital improvements bond would, in part, fund the construction of secure vestibules at 12 elementary schools.