Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Two women and two men at podiums in front of a white background.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Candidates for Alaska's U.S. House seat discuss partisan politics. Also, how state House candidates are talking to voters about public education funding. And in Kenai, one man's trash is another man's treasure.
a Juneau planning commission meeting

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A project to build a new homeless shelter in Anchorage is put on hold. Also, how Republicans running against other Republicans are approaching this year's election. And why the value of Southeast Alaska's Dungeness crab dropped this year.
A trail through grass that overlooks the water.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Lieutenant governor candidate Edie Grunwald drops out of the race. Subsistence rights hinge on the definition of a rural community. And activists in Petersburg work to prevent domestic violence.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 24, 2022

A former Kenai Peninsula Borough employee accuses former mayor and current gubernatorial candidate Charlie Pierce of sexual harassment. Also, AFN hosts a forum for U.S. House and Senate candidates. And an unexpected predator attacks a North Pole woman's dog.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 21, 2022

Investigators say two float planes that crashed this month, leaving both pilots dead, had holes in their floats. Also, why some voters think the way Alaska selects judges should change. And a half-million dollar grant will help restore the bus from "Into the Wild."
Colorful signs cover a glass door

Alaska’s minimum wage will increase to $10.85 next year

The minimum wage is adjusted annually, based on how much the consumer price index for urban consumers in Anchorage increased the previous year.
people rally, holding signs and giving speeches

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Alaska Native advocates rally for climate action in Anchorage. Also, AFN hosts a session on reporting hate and racism. And students join a last-ditch effort to stop a 300-acre clear cut in Whale Pass.
one person behind a podium addressing the Matnuska-Susitna Borough school board

Mat-Su school board approves bathroom ban for transgender students

Opponents said the policy would increase feelings of isolation for transgender students and likely be struck down in court.

Alaska health officials promote COVID boosters as case numbers increase in Europe

State epidemiologist Dr. Joe McLaughlin said an omicron wave in Germany is showing the importance of getting boosted.
salmon eggs

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Weather and terrain slows the investigation into an air taxi pilot's death. Also, closing schools in Anchorage could ease the district's budget and staffing problems. And Alaska's superintendent of the year says teacher retention is critical.

Alaska Native tribes can now apply for state-tribal compact school pilot program

Compact agreements would allow tribes to develop their own K-12 curriculum, independent of an existing school district.
Alaska Native dancers

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Anchorage assembly leaders condemn racist testimony at a recent meeting. Also, a campground for people experiencing homelessness in Juneau shuts down. And a dance group from Bethel prepares for their first statewide performance.
A sign says Anchorage School District.

Anchorage School District administrators recommend closing 6 elementary schools

Closing all six schools could save the district between $3.5 and 4 million, or around 5% of the district's expected budget deficit.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 17, 2022

Troopers face criticism over their search of a missing man in Northwest Alaska. Also, for the first time in three years, the Elders and Youth Conference kicks off in person. And Wrangell's cross country team wins the state championship.
a destroyed Juneau home

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 14, 2022

Alaska State Troopers receive new information about a missing person's case in Fairbanks. Also, Juneau residents whose homes were damaged in a landslide wonder what's next. Firefighters in Petersburg make fire safety and fireproof suits a little less scary.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 13, 2022

What local leaders want to see from the federal government's Arctic Strategy. Also, a visit to U.S. House campaign headquarters in Anchorage. And a museum exhibit honors the history of Filipino cannery workers in Juneau.

After Mat-Su bathroom ban, community fundraises for all-gender high school restroom

To keep trans students from “outing” themselves by asking to use nurses' bathrooms, Morgan Clemmer had an idea: converting a Colony High restroom to be all-gender.
a big brown bear in the water

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Community members fundraise for an all-gender restroom at a Palmer high school. Also, cleanup efforts and a state investigation into a large oil spill in Bethel. And those fat bears' diets might be more diverse than you thought.
A bear in the water

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka say President Biden was wrong to cancel student debt. Also, the Bering Sea king and snow crab fisheries will be closed this year. And the Fat Bear Week superfan tracking this year's tournament.
Trees in snowfall.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 10, 2022

Activists and family members of inmates who've died jailed in Alaska are sounding the alarm. Also, Alaska's Republican U.S. House candidates want voters to "rank the red." And new fiber optic cable projects could improve Internet access in Bethel.