Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

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

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 7, 2019

Deadline for public comment on Pebble Mine ends today; While spared from Dunlavy vetoes, Marine Highway System still faces uncertain future; Governor vetoes funding for Ocean Rangers cruise ship inspectors; From permafrost to polar bears, draft report evaluates Alaska gasline’s environmental impact; In the Alaska village whose backyard is ANWR, many want drilling to happen; Anchorage lawmaker criticizes AIDEA grant to grandson of prominent Dunleavy financier; Rep. Don Young files for re-election once again; State extends lifespan of ferry Columbia; Evacuation notices placed on Interior residents amid Shovel Creek Fire; Anchorage health care providers see more respiratory complaints with wildfire smoke

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 28, 2019

University system, Medicaid hit hard as Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoes nearly $400 million from the state budget; UA president: Dunleavy vetoes 'will impact everything we do'; Alaska Gov. Dunleavy wields veto pen to attack state Supreme Court over abortion ruling; Justice department pledges $10.5M in emergency funds for public safety; Homeless shelters receive large cuts with Dunleavy vetoes; Gov. Dunleavy cuts $20.7 million for low-income seniors; Swan Lake fire 20 percent contained; AK: Solstice golf, Haines style; 49 Voices: Jennifer Younger of Sitka

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Alaska AG: Dunleavy could have state troopers bring legislators to Wasilla; University of Alaska officials wary of cuts as impending budget drop date looms; EPA reconsiders restrictions on Pebble; Winds cause Shovel Creek Fire to spread; Traffic flow remains intermittent as Swan Lake Fire grows; University of Alaska president testifies, criticizing Chinese-made drones; After 44 years, Nordstrom store to leave Anchorage; After record season, scientists work to predict this year's Bristol Bay salmon haul; In tribute to original residents, Juneau Assembly renames downtown Willoughby District; New Anchorage art exhibit connects bird research to backyards

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Former Alaska lawmaker disappointed with retroactive per diem payments; Pebble CEO and opponent debate whether mine proposal is 'the nose under the camel's tent'; Kenai's Swan Lake Fire grows to 37,000 acres; Some Interior residents prepare to relocate as Shovel Creek Fire intensifies; 15 wildfires currently staffed by emergency responders; Cost-cutting will take Alaska’s flagship ferry out of service; Feds investigate video of cruise ship in near-miss with humpback whales; Homes near Akiak's eroded riverbank need to move, but some people choose to stay; Fly fishing and guide academy brings local touch to sport fishing industry; Tie-dye, rainbows and love songs: Juneau’s first youth LGBTQ Pride party

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 24, 2019

Legislators defy Dunleavy, announce Juneau as special session location; Swan Lake fire grows, moving closer to Sterling Highway; State extends air quality advisory amid Swan Lake Fire; Team assigned to Creek Fire northwest of Fairbanks; Passengers in fatal Kenai airplane crash were from Michigan; Tongass forest supporters rally in favor of roadless rule; Alaska considers $10 million loan fund to prop up Ketchikan’s shipyard; Russian ambassador seeks conversation, friendship in first visit to Sitka; Jökulhlaup raises Taku River levels; Suicide Basin release likely in next few weeks; Hydro lakes rebounding, but a long way from full; Meet Sovereign Bill, the voice behind Molly of Denali

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time for Murkowski to take a stand on Pebble? She says not yet.; Dunleavy to lawmakers: PFD formula must be approved by popular vote; Anchorage homelessness problem draws frustration from both sides of issue; Alaska Congress members ask to tap relief funds for seafood; Appellate court rejects Alaskans appeal in Carnival pollution case; Fishing regulations on the Kuskokwim: Do they restrict Yup'ik culture or preserve it?; Following the purchase of Minto Mine, Yukon ore may be shipped from Skagway once again; Alaska Mental Health Trust plans new land use permit, fees; UAF officials say they've got a better idea on completion date of power plant ; As summer travel season begins, Fairbanks airport reminds locals of parking regulations

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Working group seeks a path forward on PFDs amid heated debate; Pogo Mine settles in sex discrimination lawsuit; GCI announces state's first wireless 5G network in Anchorage; Federal agency halts proposed 'hybrid energy' project, citing company's qualifications; Village of Igiugig one step closer to replacing diesel electricity with hydrokinetic system; Federal audit finds gaps in Alaska 'critical incident' reporting; Fairbanks City Council unanimously votes down proposal to increase hotel tax; Angoon residents, supporters protest Juneau’s annexation petition; Anchorage to make safety renovations to local Town Square park

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 17, 2019

Troopers shoot, kill Fairbanks suspect who allegedly wounded officer serving warrants; Army investigating fatal humvee crash near Ft. Wainwright; Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan; Court: Alaska sex offender registry violates rights; North River wildfire smoke spreads across Norton Sound; Mat-Su Borough to leave Alaska Municipal League; ConocoPhillips picks up another oil prospect west of Prudhoe Bay; For Quinhagak, climate change means they may have to move; Alaska fishermen appeal Carnival’s $20 million pollution settlement; Despite ice loss, study shows Chukchi Polar Bears are doing well; For Homer residents with disabilities, accessibility is a waiting game

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 14, 2019

Dunleavy: Wasilla special session will be focused on PFD, capital budget can come later; State-to-state restrictions on ivory sales have Bering Straits leaders upset; Swan Lake Fire growth prompts switch from monitoring to firefighting; Fire danger is high in the Chugach National Forest; Kitchen fire sparks Fairbanks lodge evacuation; Alaska lawmakers OK retroactive allowances; How bad are cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau? An air quality survey aims to find out.; In wake of Copper River death, officials list dipnetting safety precautions; AK: Juneau beach yields gold to dedicated dredgers; 49 Voices: Charla Kouadio and Theresa Coley-Kouadio of Kotzebue

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dunleavy calls for round two in Wasilla after Alaska Legislature adjourns first special session; Murkowski differs with Trump on campaign help from foreign powers; EPA officials hear concerns over Pebble Mine during Bristol Bay visit; Why fishermen are mailing corks to Murkowski; Corrections commissioner cancels prison's Father's Day event; Alaska's US senators express concerns over transboundary mines in BC letter; Federal review finds gaps in Alaska 'critical incident' reporting; 'Pretty unbelievable,' says Kotlik hunter who helped document recent spike in seal deaths; State attorney general praises federal ruling on road-building in Southeast; Three women removed from state human rights commission without much explanation; Partnering with FBI, Unalaska police aim to finish Ballyhoo crash investigation; Partnering with FBI, Unalaska police aim to finish Ballyhoo crash investigation; Former UAF hockey player part of Stanley Cup-winning Blues

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Vote to draw from state savings account to pay for capital projects falls short; $20M state grant released to Alaska schools, but future funding remains unclear; Work begins on new site for village of Newtok; State employees anxious as government shutdown threat looms; Numerous fires spark around Interior; DEC details new plan to address PFAS in soil; Unusually high number of seal deaths reported along the coast of the Bering and Chukchi Seas; Ask a Climatologist: Anchorage close to record number of 'thunderstorm days'; Goat yoga? In Fairbanks, there’s a new animal to flow with: reindeer
People take photos of a man in a red jacket.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Capital budget, Power Cost Equalization, college scholarships are caught in PFD debate; As the legislature fights over the budget, a decades-old accounting quirk takes on new importance; Federal child pornography charges against Indiana man related to shooting of Anchorage teenager; As Alaska's population ages, new senior housing developments are drawing elders from all over; Escalating tariffs, lingering questions hamper University of Alaska timber sale in Haines; City of Homer works with state and Army Corps to battle erosion on the spit; Hoonah planning pedestrian project to address tourist congestion; City of Anchorage program trains child care providers, parents on potentially toxic products; Team Angry Beaver wins 5th annual Race to Alaska

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 10, 2019

Senate sends budget without dividends to governor; Interior says no permit needed to take aerial survey of ANWR; Four more charged in Anchorage teen's murder; Army National Guard sergeant drowns in Copper River; Settlement allows Alaska inmate to wear some religious Native regalia; Anchorage mayor defends city response to illegal homeless camps; Will a new policing strategy make a dent in Anchorage's crime?; State labor report shows job gains after 3 years of losses; Military celebrates milestone for radar system under construction at Clear Air Force Station; Community remembers Guardian Flight crew lost in January plane crash; Tularemia side-effect: Hare population cycle makes pets more susceptible to predators

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 7, 2019

PFD rally brings out governor's ardent Mat-Su supporters; Budget deadlock could delay Medicaid payments to health care providers; Could Arctic warming be connected to the dead gray whales in Alaska, and elsewhere? Here's why scientists are asking.; Alaska schools now have more guidance on how to teach science in the classroom; Stricter regulations may affected upcoming gillnetter season in Southeast; Kenai hospitality businesses oppose bed tax plan; Juneau icefield researchers resurrect ‘Gorgon Spire’ — a name nearly lost in obscurity; AK: Meet the Juneau couple who brush their teeth next to history; 49 Voices: Kyra Dushkin of Kenai

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 5, 2019

US House calls for more research on ocean acidification; Erosion threatens village of Huslia; Akiak seeks funds to move homes away from river; Nome establishes new public safety commission; Juneau’s homeless population declines for first time since 2016; Alaska awards contract to study Medicaid block grant system; North Pacific fish council enters Pebble debate, over state’s objections; State unveils draft hemp regulations; In a rainforest, Southeast Alaska towns face extreme drought; Alaska Native students get hands-on medical experience at UAA nursing camp
The US Capitol building during sunset

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday June 5, 2019

Have Alaska's US lawmakers read the Mueller report? We asked.; Murkowski 'not inclined to be supportive' of Trump's Mexico tariff; Critics say politics are driving the Dunleavy policy on PFAS contamination; Two Anchorage juveniles arrested in two separate homicide cases; Tanker crash kills driver, spills 2,000 gallons of diesel on Dalton Highway; Senior companions program expanding to keep pace with growing elderly population; Potential doubling of Pioneer Home rates draws ire from seniors and their families; Can the youth climate lawsuit go to trial? A federal appeals court will rule.; Homer and Anchor Point fishermen in Dog Fish Bay case fined; EPA grants $600,000 to Anchorage for contaminated sites

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Bill to fund full, $3,000 PFD fails narrowly in state Senate; Tanker crash spills 2,000 gallons of diesel on Dalton Highway; University of Alaska task force looking at potential restructure of UA system; As some sea star populations make a comeback, scientists may have found cause of ‘wasting disease’; This ice cream stand was constructed out of local wood. Here’s why that’s unique.; NOAA is trying to encourage more observers to report sexual harassment; Constantine releases Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Palmer Project; Alaska or bust! Racers set out on paddleboards, outrigger canoe, sailboats and skiffs
A cake features a print of the Koyukuk River at a USPS and NPS celebration of the stamps on May 29.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 3, 2019

Bill would provide $1,600, with aim of growing permanent fund; Juvenile shoots 2 in woods off Anchorage arena; A stretch of the Denali Park Road sits atop a creeping landslide. And it's picking up speed. ; Felony count climbs to 13 in sexual assault case against Sitka doctor; Alaskans weigh in over Carnival Corporation’s deal with federal prosecutors; Alaska’s Tlikakila and Koyukuk Rivers get own Forever Stamps; Ground broken at soon-to-be SEARHC hospital in Wrangell; 'Sketches of Schizophrenia' captures Anchorage family's struggle

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 31, 2019

Suspect in village fatal shooting makes self-defense claim; Attorney General Barr says 'very basics of public safety are lacking in the villages'; Pilot dies in crash of experimental airplane near Wasilla; NTSB releases preliminary report for Metlakatla floatplane crash; UAF relocating long-standing reindeer herd off campus farm; Federal researchers open formal investigation into gray whale deaths, including Alaska's; Dunleavy taps former aide for vacant Board of Fish seat; Searchers work to recover Napaskiak man who drowned in Kuskokwim River; AK: Silver-haired Haines athletes go for gold; 49 Voices: Shane Baldwin of St. Paul