Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 31, 2023
Advocates say funds passed for the SNAP benefit backlog may not be addressing the right problem. Plus, Bills to increase the Base Student Allocation are making their way through the legislature.
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 30, 2023
The Nome School District is looking for a successor to its retiring cultural educator. Plus, a lack of sea ice is having an impact on zooplankton, potentially shifting the ecology in the sea.
Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
A House Republican introduces a sales tax bill he says is intended to be just one part of a long-term fiscal plan. Plus, the Fairview neighborhood in Anchorage was divided by the Seward Highway, but is now being re-envisioned with help from a federal grant.
Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Representative Mary Peltola reiterates her support for the second amendment the day after the Nashville school shooting. Plus, A new report says the state ferry system had dozens of qualified applicants for open positions but was only able to make a few hires.
Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 27, 2023
Alaska's congressional delegation files an amicus brief to stop an injunction against the Willow oil drilling project. Plus, an Indigenous radio show produced by an Anchorage-based company accepts a medal from President Joe Biden.
Roof replacements, security vestibules among improvements in Anchorage school bond
Much of the $37.8 million bond is dedicated to roof replacement and repair, as well as security vestibule installation at six elementary schools.
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 24, 2023
A bipartisan group of freshman legislators proposed term limits for lawmakers in Juneau. Plus, Indigenous dancers and musicians converge on Bethel for the first full Cama-i festival in three years.
New Houston High School building opens over 4 years after 2018 quake
The 7.1-magnitude quake damaged roads, houses, and other infrastructure, and did irreparable damage to Houston Middle School.
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 23, 2023
State regulators hear from the Nuiqsut mayor about last year's gas leak at the Alpine oil field near the village. Plus, Anchorage Assembly members consider a "clean slate" approach to finding a new space for a homeless shelter.
Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Lawmakers consider denying themselves pay raises after a convoluted process recommended a significant bump in compensation. Months-long delays for Medicaid application approvals are causing some Alaskans to forego needed health care.
Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Climate protestors in Washington D.C. continue to press President Joe Biden after his approval of the Willow Project. Plus, homicides increased steadily and significantly in Alaska over the last decade, according to a state report.
Palmer to set up interim library after roof collapse
Residents of Palmer have rallied to support the Palmer Public Library since the building suffered a partial roof collapse on Feb. 15.
Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 20, 2023
A remote Alaska community grapples with the aftermath of the first polar bear attack in three decades. Plus, Senator Dan Sullivan addresses the commercial fishing trade show in Kodiak.
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 17, 2023
Student representatives on the state school board share their thoughts with lawmakers on a controversial gender identity bill. Plus, Remembering sportfishing advocate Bob Penney, who fell in love with the Kenai River in the 70s.
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Senator Murkowski decries the collapse of several fisheries at the commercial fishing trade show in Kodiak. Plus, court system officials defend the state's grand jury system against protests.
Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The EPA proposes a national limit on PFAS compounds in drinking water. Plus, an Alaska oil and gas expert's idea for the state to make money by NOT drilling in ANWR.
Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Ryan Redington is the first in his family to capture the Iditarod crown, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Plus, Senator Murkowski reacts to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland starting a new process to secure a road out of King Cove.
Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 13, 2023
Alaska's congressional delegation cheers as the federal government approves the controversial Willow oil drilling project. Plus, Ryan Redington arrives in White Mountain, in good position to win the Iditarod.
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 10, 2023
Alaska's congressional delegation files an amicus brief in federal court in an attempt to protect Southeast Alaska's troll fishery. As many as 500 visitors expected to arrive in Nome for the Iditarod finish may not have a place to stay. Plus, Alaska's congressional delegation files an amicus brief in federal court in an attempt to protect Southeast Alaska's troll fishery.
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Two lawmakers are working to enshrine Anti-discrimination protections for fellow LGBTQ Alaskans. In Takotna, mushers rest, relax, and refuel on pie. Plus, Unalaska's tribal government seeks community input to assess the city's climate vulnerability.
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