Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson names Cheryl Frasca as budget director

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson on Tuesday named Cheryl Frasca as the director of the city’s Office of Management and Budget. Frasca has held the position twice before, most recently from 2009 to 2012 under then-Mayor...

Freezing rain and icy roads expected in Anchorage and Matanuska Valley

Icy weather could make road travel hazardous in Southcentral Alaska on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 27, 2021

A look at the holiday weekend's stormy weather. Also, how the state minimum-wage law is impacting ski season. And a business owner's efforts to support Alaskan farmers.

Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID: James Elliot Fisher, beloved father and attorney

James Fisher was elected to Alaska's first Legislature in 1959. His children say he was patient, considerate and kind.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 23, 2021

For the first time in 45 years, the Coast Guard will get a new icebreaker. Also, what a decline in caribou means for subsistence and sport hunters.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

How Anchorage is handling a backlog of domestic violence cases. Also, a tribal government's plans to bring broadband Internet to Southeast. And how e-sports are changing the way students compete at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

What we know about the earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska this afternoon. And how COVID relief funds could help address housing shortages in Western Alaska.

Anchorage school board extends mandatory masking after teacher pushback

Last week, the district announced it would end universal masking on January 3 and switch to optional, “parent-informed” masking. At last night's school board meeting, several teachers testified against optional masking.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 20, 2021

What the infrastructure bill means for airports across the state. Also, melting ice could reveal new ecosystems over the next several decades. And a new approach for ending homelessness in Nome.

Valdez school district gives $1,500 to each teacher and staff member as thank you during difficult pandemic

The money comes from federal COVID-19 relief funds, and the district hopes sharing the money directly with its employees will help retain and recruit staff as the pandemic continues.
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Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID: Elizabeth Ketah, family matriarch

Elizabeth Ketah was the glue that held her family together, says her daughter. She was kind, forgiving and taught unconditional love.