Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

4 believed to be on plane in deadly crash near Girdwood; Alaska ferries resume sailing after striking workers ratify new contract; Alaska Psychiatric Institute struggles to fill positions; Conduct of Denali Commission staffer draws scrutiny; Alaska senators host commission to discuss transboundary mining disputes; Anchorage police shoot man they say pointed a BB gun at officers; Anchorage police officer charged with sexual abuse of teen; 22-year-old Army soldier dies from gunshot in Fairbanks; Nome breaks another climate record: most rain in 24 hours; Alaska natives gather five years after B.C. mining disaster; Fairbanks football coach resigns after swimming accident; Years of data suggest ecosystem shifts in the Northern Bering Sea; Mule deer, white-tail deer expand range into Alaska

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019

State and ferry workers union reach tentative agreement; Rate increases coming for Pioneer Home residents; Newtok's infrastructure erodes like the ground below it; 25-year-old Coast Guard man killed in fall near Buskin Beach; State authorities release IDs of 3 found in glacier lake; Interior farmers purchase North Pole slaughterhouse, with goal of boosting state's meat processing industry; As Bristol Bay celebrates larger than average catch, warmer waters could be affecting salmon; Nome Museum exhibit embraces Native food traditions, new and old; Stranded by Alaska’s ferry strike, a Juneau pretzel baker is turning a profit in Haines

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

Recall effort against Gov. Dunleavy kicks off statewide; Change of opinion: AEDC projects 3 more years of recession in Anchorage; Concerns are raised over ow Red Dog cleans up after truck rollover spills; Point Lay sees earliest walrus haul out ever; Politico: Science 'trampled' as Interior hurries toward ANWR lease sale; Children could bear large burden of Alaska's budget cuts; Budget uncertainty could make it harder for the elderly to access medical care; All 3 West Valley students hospitalized in pool incident released; Health care group completing merger with Alaska hospital; Anchorage curbside compost pilot picked up by private waste company, likely to expand

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Gov. Dunleavy chooses new chief of staff, Babcock moved to policy advisor; Campaign to recall Gov. Dunleavy set to start August 1; Confused about Alaska’s budget? You’re not alone. Here’s 10 things to know; Legislature restores Ocean Ranger program; Groups sue for information on Arctic refuge lease sale; Following promising news from EPA, stock prices rise for Pebble owner; Delays bump UAF power plant up-and-running date to mid-August; Amid UA budget woes, some students are noticing increased military recruitment; Nome-area ranch works to get youth into reindeer herding

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

UA regents move to consolidate University of Alaska system into one accredited university; Ferry workers strike continues as Marine Highway cancels sailings into August; This time, EPA decision has Pebble mine developers cheering; Feds award nearly $5M to combat rural Alaska violence; NTSB: Pilot safely evacuated passengers from burning plane; Can Alaska learn anything from 'the Kansas experiment'?; IGU borrows millions to continue to store natural gas; Ferry workers’ strike chokes supply chain to Gustavus; Wrangell residents react to ferry strike; 1 West Valley student remains hospitalized following UAF pool accident; Democratic presidential candidates take to Twitter to weigh in on Alaska politics; Wildfire near Donlin Gold mine site grows; Chignik Bay 'hanging by a thread' in second year of scant fishing

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 27, 2019

Legislature passes capital budget funding, $1,600 PFD, veto reversals; 'Tired of playing defense': GOP claims the environment issue. But climate change? Not so much.; Coast Guard Commandant makes statewide tour stop in Kodiak; As ferry strike continues, Angoon must find alternatives; Troopers: Hiker dies on the way to Stampede Trail’s 'magic bus'; West Valley pre-season football practice suspended after swimming incident puts 3 players in hospital; With ANWR drilling on its doorstep, an Alaska Native village is poised to profit; Air Force works to decontaminate PFAS-affected areas in Moose Creek; Alaska beekepers suspect pesticides in deaths of honeybees; Online education ad targeting University of Alaska students draws criticism

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 26, 2019

Alaska House absences draw attention; State warns striking ferry workers of loss of health coverage; Moody’s sees negative outlook for Alaska’s credit rating; Alaska appeals court sends murder case back to lower court 'We’re gonna be out on the streets' Anchorage readies for homeless crisis; Chair of Rasmuson Foundation, and Dunleavy voter, walks back support for governor; Governor’s veto could close Head Start classrooms in Southeast Alaska; Donlin Gold suspends operations as Smith Creek Fire grows

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Gov. Dunleavy says vetoes weren’t too aggressive; Ferry system still shut down as strike enters day 2; Yakutat officials wary of state’s PFAS double standard ; Moderate drought hits the Kenai Peninsula; Arts Council workers pick up the pieces after last week's closure; Governor’s veto could close Head Start classrooms in Southeast Alaska; UAF project seeks to provide air quality data for rural, remote Alaska areas

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

IBU strike shuts down Alaska ferries; State house approves bill to reverse vetoes; It's back: Interior signs new land swap for King Cove road; Anchorage declares a civil emergency over looming cuts; Kenai murder suspect has prior violent crime convictions; Wildfires in Alaska have burned more than 2 million acres; Igiugig's hydropower launch a major step toward independence from diesel; Anchorage raises age to buy tobacco products to 21; Juneau Assembly approves local on-site marijuana consumption; Juneau moves forward with annexation proposal; Western Alaskans concerned about Graphite One project’s impact on subsistence;

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 19, 2019

Alaska lawmakers debate bill to fund capital budget; Congressional delegation eyes federal funds at risk in state budget impasse; Lawsuit will not interrupt Alaska public school funding; 1 dead, 5 injured in Tutka Bay floatplane crash, Troopers say; VA Secretary outlines new facilities and funds planned for Alaska; UAS accreditation renewed despite budget concerns; Fire officials shift priorities as wet weather slows Shovel Creek Fire; Anchorage to consider new camp clearance rules to slow fires; Talkeetna food pantry director discusses potential veto impacts; ADEC approves waste management permit for tunnel excavation at the Palmer Project; The Iceman finds roots, captures Sitka

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Attorney General pushes back on ACLU lawsuit over court cuts; Hospital group sues to block emergency Medicaid payment cut; Could climate change research in Alaska be put on ice?; Locals testify for hours at Senate Finance hearing in Fairbanks; Two worlds that overlap: Richard Glenn sees ANWR drilling as a boon to Inupiaq communities; Planes violating airspace restrictions raise safety, operations concerns at Swan Lake Fire; Amid PCE issues, what Y-K Delta residents can expect electric bills to look like; New ADN report details how villages hire police with criminal background

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dunleavy calls lawmakers to Juneau to continue special session; ACLU sues Dunleavy over "punitive" cuts to court system; National credit rating agency downgrades University of Alaska's credit rating by three notches; Alaska State Arts Council shuts down after funding loss; Alaska sees first measles case since 2015; 'We're never going to surrender' -- Sarah James on a life fighting oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge; Owner of tug that spilled diesel in Canadian waters fined millions; Bears try to move in, Angoon sets boundaries; Author of 'American Predator' describes murder spree of Israel Keyes

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Alaska Legislature sues governor over validity of school funding law; As University of Alaska faces uncertain financial future, officials focus on supporting current students; Lawmakers here from constituents at Wasilla LIO; Draft ferry schedule shows long gaps in service to coastal communities; Effort to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy working to coalesce around legal grounds; Meet the Trump administration official whose signature could formally open ANWR to drilling ; Young votes against condemning Trump for racist tweets; Galvin tries again to unseat Young; Containment efforts keep Swan Lake Fire away from communities

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 15, 2019

Legislature seeks new path to fund vetoed programs; Locals provide testimony at Anchorage LIO; UA Board of Regents postpones exigency vote; UA Board of Regents postpones exigency vote; 'This needs to stop': Murkowski rebukes Trump for tweet; Rural Alaskans brace for impact as Power Cost Equalization funds disappear; Grassroots group restores creeks in Southeast; NOAA closes investigation into close call between cruise ship and humpback whales; Rain slows some Alaska fires while others continue to burn; Anchorage mayor unveils municipality's first, state's largest, rooftop solar project at Egan Center; Molly of Denali launches nationwide

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 12, 2019

Alaska Legislature ends efforts to overturn budget vetoes; PFD fight splits Alaska GOP, leaving some aligned with Democrats; Wildfire forces evacuations in Anderson area; Sec. Acosta did right by Alaska, Murkowski and Sullivan say; Pilot dies in fourth plane crash near Ketchikan this summer; Forest Service officials keep low profile on Tongass visit; Forest Service officials keep low profile on Tongass visit; Record warm water likely gave Kuskokwim salmon heart attacks; How hospital ERs in Alaska are helping patients with opioid use disorder; For Alaskans dealing with veto-induced anxiety, a therapist offers advice

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lawmakers remain far apart, physically and politically, as clock winds down on veto overrides; Murkowski finds EPA criticism of Pebble Mine 'substantial'; Warmer waters believed to be main cause for dead pink salmon in Norton Sound; As polar bears encroach on this Alaska village, feds charge whaling captain with illegally shooting one; 'Who are the 100?' If budget vetoes stand, Anchorage shelter says it must choose who stays and who leaves; UAA students, staff respond to impending, unprecedented budget cuts; Smoke fouls Fairbanks, North Pole area; Premera Blue Cross pays states $10 million over data breach; Alaska communities debate proposed location of LNG project; University cuts could hurt state earthquake center; Artists call on Legislature to fund state arts council

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Alaska’s divided Legislature fails to override governor’s line-item budget vetoes; University of Alaska president: Campus closures, program elimination and layoffs on the table under Dunleavy vetoes; Anchorage leaders brace for "unprecedented" budget situation; State's largest wildfire continues to burn across Interior; Dunleavy veto erases funding for local emergency planners ; How vetoes to the university system could affect climate research in Alaska; Governor’s vetoes cancel state funding for library broadband program; Nome Inupiaq School aims for 2020 launch

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Senators say time is running out on Power Cost Equalization, college scholarships and grants, and medical education; In 4 a.m. emails, demonstrations and in-person ambushes, Alaskans press lawmakers on budget vetoes ; Cuts to universities could threaten Alaska’s unified library catalog; Portugal. The Man returns home to protest budget vetoes; After public pressure Fairbanks City Council opposes Dunleavy line-item vetoes; Budget cuts cost Nome its youth facility; Dry weather could exacerbate wildfire risk in Interior; Public safety officials discuss AG visit, rural justice; NASA researchers’ first visit to Nome focuses on satellites, Yukon River plume

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 8, 2019

Alaska legislature split on budget vetoes, dividends — and even where to meet; Constituents use Wasilla special session to lobby Alaska lawmakers on Gov. Dunleavy's budget vetoes; Juneauites turn out to protest budget cuts on first day of special session; Following boat explosion, Coast Guard searching for missing man in Whittier; Malaspina and Montana Creek Fire update for July 8th; Efforts shift away from Sterling as crews battle Swan Lake blaze; Conditions improve in fire containment for Shovel Creek; Barricaded man commits suicide in Denali National Park; Children rejoice as roaches invade Ketchikan Public Library; Katmai National Park unveils new permanent Brooks River Bridge

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

EPA says Pebble may be riskier than study says, rekindling hope for mine foes; Dunleavy veto cuts school project debt reimbursement in half; Cool weather allows firefighters to make some progress on Shovel Creek Fire; Anchorage Fire Department cancels Independence Day fireworks; New U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska touts credentials as doctor, fisherman, grizzly-slayer; In Arctic Village, Gwich'in leaders say the fight to stop drilling in the Arctic Refuge isn't over; Amid an erosion crisis, Shishmaref takes small steps toward expansion; Ask a Climatologist: Cities across the state reach record high June temperatures