Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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Anchorage superintendent to announce fall mask policy by next week

The superintendent says the delta variant is creating a rapidly changing situation and she’s heard feedback from families on both sides.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

How Alaska's leaders are - or aren't - responding to the latest surge in COVID cases. And, Lydia Jacoby's father reflects on his daughter's Olympic triumph. Plus, artists in Hoonah honor Alaska's veterans with a new project.
A group of people paint a sign that says: Go Lydia! Go!

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Officials at Alaska’s largest hospitals sound the alarm as COVID hospitalizations tick up. And, Seward erupts in joy after one of their own wins a gold medal at the Olympics. Plus, some officials say COVID cases from cruises are to be expected.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 26, 2021

Cordova experiences its worst outbreak of COVID-19. And, a Seward resident tells the story of surviving a brown bear attack on the town runway. Plus, a new app allows fishermen to contribute their ocean observations to science.
A woman in a blue blazer holds a microphone and talks in front of a U.S. and Alaska flag.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden stops in Anchorage on her way to the Tokyo Olympics. And, this year's sockeye run in Bristol Bay is the largest on record. Plus, a chaotic rescue along the Tsirku River.
A girld in a purple tank top gets a shot from a white man in a red masik

Cases are rising but masks to remain optional for students, says Anchorage School District

Local districts make their own decisions about mask wearing for fall as cases are on the rise as the youngest students remain ineligible for a covid vaccine.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Alaska returns to a 'high' COVID alert level as cases rise. And, a bible study offers comfort and camaraderie in Anchorage's emergency shelter. Plus, Petersburg and Wrangell overlook their rivalry to support two special families.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 16, 2021

Will the State of Alaska's new vaccine incentive program work? And, the Alaska Baseball League's first female umpire says, for her, it's more than just a game. Plus, after a year-long bust, Anchorage restaurants see a boom.

Anchorage teens can now obtain pilot licenses through UAA, ASD partnership

At the end of the program, teens will walk away with a private pilot's license, and college course credits, and having saved tens of thousands of dollars - all before graduating high school.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 15, 2021

President Biden freezes remaining old growth timber sales in the Tongass to invest in other parts of the Southeast economy. And, the Anchorage school district helps students get a pilot license. Plus, biologists monitor the increasing mule deer population in Southeast for disease.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Anchorage Assembly balks at the cost of the new mayor's homeless shelter proposal. And, a couple hiking together has a close encounter of the bruin kind. Plus, crews in Southeast Alaska battle invasive plant species.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A new federal grant will support energy projects in several Alaska Native communities. And, vandals strike state parks in the Interior. Plus, Alaska librarians worry about vetoed funding for the statewide system.

Combining Shakespeare and hip-hop, McLaughlin Youth learn to tell their own story

The class gave students school credit and they learned how to make music from an Alaskan hip hop artist
A man with glasses stands in a classroom for young children, with a crib and rocker in the background.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 12, 2021

A lawsuit by party operatives aims to take down the state's new election system. And, One industry where the worker shortage is especially acute in Alaska? Childcare. Plus, a woman who survived two nights on the side of a mountain near Palmer describes her ordeal.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 9, 2021

Criticism of the Governor's veto of daily payments for lawmakers during session. And, researchers monitor common but little understood ice quakes near Juneau. Plus, the remains of an Alaska Native student buried in Pennsylvania in the 1900s are returned.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 8, 2021

The pandemic is easing in the state, but doctors say it isn't over. And, A look at the mystery of how a runner disappeared in the 2012 Mount Marathon race. A Juneau event celebrates women chefs of color.
A man and a woman pose for a photo near a lake in some green mountains

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Alaska legislators look for a long term solution to the state's budget woes. And, what lessons do other cities have for Anchorage and its plans to build a mass homeless shelter? Plus, a camper recalls her bear encounter on the Kenai Peninsula.
A tent on a dirt trail next to a creek

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Members of the Alaska legislature praise an apparent four-billion dollar error in Governor Dunleavy's veto strategy. And, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s homeless shelter plan draws mixed reactions. Plus, why bumblebees are doing so well in Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 5, 2021

Not even a home buyout program can convince some Juneau residents to move out of an avalanche path. And, Kotzebue returns to some 4th of July traditions. Plus, the Museum of the North captures Alaska's pandemic experience.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 1, 2021

Governor Mike Dunleavy vetoes PFD funding and other items from the state budget. And, communities in the Yukon cancel Canada Day celebrations. Plus, now, Alaska Medicaid must cover gender-affirming care.