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A coast guard cutter mooring at a dock with mountains in the background

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.
A persons arm is seen holding a salmon

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Sport and commercial fishermen reach a compromise over king salmon bag limits. Also, Alaska’s labor commissioner says the department has learned from the pandemic.
A woman wearing a white head scarf smiles at the camera.

ASD wants to increase diversity at its charter schools. Parents say transportation is a challenge.

Anchorage School District leaders say reaching out to underrepresented groups about optional programs is a priority for next year.
A sky with clouds and a coastline.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Two special elections will decide who serves the remainder of Rep. Don Young's term. Also, the City of Nome settles a lawsuit after a police mishandled a woman's sexual assault case.
A musher and a dog team

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 21, 2022

State leaders on both sides of the aisle remember Rep. Don Young. Also, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will be split in two. The Iditarod wraps up, and mushers compete in Fairbanks.

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to expand high school component

The program’s Acceleration Academy allows students to earn both a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree in five years.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 18, 2022

Alaska's only Congressman, Republican Don Young, has died. Also, the state Supreme Court hears arguments over public testimony on redistricting.

2022 Anchorage School Board Candidate: Rachel Ries

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Rachel Ries | School Board Seat: B | Age: 47 | Occupation: Retired military | riesforalaska.com What’s the single most important issue facing...

2022 Anchorage School Board Candidate: Kelly Lessens

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Kelly Lessens | School Board Seat: B | Age: 41 | Occupation: Anchorage School Board member | kelly4anchoragekids.com What’s the single most...

2022 Anchorage School Board Candidate: Dustin Darden

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Dustin Darden | Seat B | Age: 38 | Occupation: Agent of the M.O.A., journeyman carpenter, constitutional...

2022 Anchorage School Board Candidate: Cliff Murray

Editor's note: Cliff Murray has dropped out of the race for Anchorage School Board. Murray made the announcement in mid-March, past the deadline to withdraw, so his name will still be on the ballot....

2022 Anchorage School Board Candidate: Mark Anthony Cox

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Mark Anthony Cox | School Board Seat: A | Age: 27 | Occupation: Business owner | macforanc.com What’s the single most important...

2022 Anchorage School Board Candidate: Margo Bellamy

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Margo Bellamy | School Board Seat: A | Age: 60 | Occupation: Adjunct professor | Margobellamy.com What’s the single most important issue facing...
a person holds a Covid-19 vaccination record card

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Disagreement over a bill that would bar the state from requiring COVID vaccines. Also, a records request leads to more questions from the Anchorage Assembly about Mayor Dave Bronson and his team.
Sea ice

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Lawmakers see the Russian oil ban as an opportunity for Alaska, but experts say it's not so simple. Also, a more contagious subvariant of omicron is gaining ground. And scientists study life during the ice age on the Bering Land Bridge.
an emotional musher

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Gov. Mike Dunleavy says the new revenue forecast will allow the Legislature to spend more on PFDs. Brent Sass claims his first Iditarod victory.