Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media


Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday Apr. 20, 2016

Fatal Birchwood plane crash currently under investigation; how Murkowski crafted an energy bill that 80 senators have a stake in; Legislature works to rewrite bill drawing funds from Power Cost Equalization fund; 'slow motion disaster' threatens state's key port; reuniting families with community support; ShoreZone photographers shoot thousands of photos to map changing coasts; lawmakers pass bill strengthening Alaska Code of Military Justice Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016

Budget talks are quiet as Walker projects optimism; bill seeks to rein in state employees’ wages until oil prices rise; crucial cargo point only ‘marginally adequate’ say officials; one injured in Haines bear mauling; wildfire season getting an early start; changing what it means to be a foster parent; Senate authorizes funding for FAA air carrier services to Diomede; fourth whale harvested by North Slope Borough this year; audit: Skagway misspent CPV taxes on playground equipment Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Apr. 18, 2016

Legislators go past the 90 day session to bring budget together; man mauled by a grizzly bear near Denali Highway; middle Kuskokwim villages predict earliest river breakup on record; search for remains of Tuluksak resident halted as Kuskokwim ice continues to shift; number of foster kids at record high, caseworkers overloaded; budget cuts could leave communities without health care; moose population increases in the Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve; Togiak herring fishery opens on earliest date on record; body of deceased fisherman recovered in Carl E. Moses harbor Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Apr. 15, 2016

Former Fairbanks Borough Mayor to serve on pipeline board; Renewable Energy Fund, casualty of budget crunch, may get new life; Walker says he'd veto Anchorage legislative office purchase; final vote count: Girdwood to pay for police, Marsett beats Schuster; University of Alaska faces $50 million cut due to committee vote; low clouds a possible factor in Wrangell-Angoon plane crash; EPA retiree, pulled back into Pebble, says he's done; proposed motor fuels, mining, and fisheries' taxes rolled into one bill; correctional farm saves money, redirects lives; AK: Mayuri dancers bring Bollywood to Anchorage; 49 Voices: John Giraldo of Anchorage Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016

Poorest Alaskans hit hardest by new proposed budget solutions; bill strengthening Alaska's Code of Military Justice passes out of one committee into another; Walt Monegan reappointed as Commissioner for Department of Public Safety; Mallott, Murkowski try to put human face on King Cove road; bill fixing alcohol and marijuana laws sails towards passage; port expenses rattle Mat Su taxpayers; invasive species may have stowed on Homer drill-rig from Singapore; 'Justice Beyond Borders' highlights stories of local immigrants Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

Oil and gas tax credit debate rages ahead of legislative session end; industry calls Senate oil tax credit bill "bad for Alaska"; skiers survive four days on Kenai Peninsula Glacier, credit GPS locator beacon for rescue; Chugiak Sen. Stolze announces he won't run for reelection; Bethel City Council authorizes reimbursements for overcharged property owners; Legislature tries again to let voters choose state AG; ban on Planned Parenthood from teaching sex ed fails in House Committee; warm weather to lead to mellow breakup, experts say; Sitka broadens commitment to assessing landslide risk Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016

Senate Finance Permanent Fund bills could lower dividends, stabilize budget; 2 hikers rescued from Kenai Peninsula Glacier; growing a modern workforce in Ketchikan; small capital budget keeps $32.5 for LIO purchase, no mega-projects or port; Delta cuts Juneau back to seasonal service; empty missile containers discovered near Southeast; Kenaitze Indian Tribe opens new elder center, expands campus in Old Town Kenai; Togiak tribe banishes Dillingham man for 10 years; Tustumena ferry sailings cancelled in May due to repairs Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Apr. 11, 2016

Wrangell mourns victims of Friday's plane crash; Power Cost Equalization Fund could pay for community assistance; Alaska House postpones vote on oil tax bill – again; Congress seeks to privatize air-traffic control; crews search for two missing on Bear Glacier; missing kayaker presumed dead; State Senate passes criminal justice overhaul bill; “We Are AVCP” claims tribal representatives seeking transparency on recent controversies; ‘In Amundsen’s Footsteps’: Expedition re-traces route of explorer’s 1905 Journey Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Apr. 8, 2016

Wrangell-Angoon plane crash leaves 3 dead; oil tax bill scales back incentives for new oil; use of Permanent Fund on budget focused on in Legislature; Senate passes bill allowing firearms on UA campuses; University of Alaska braces for cuts, warns of economic impacts; standings remain competitive as Kobuk 440 mid-point nears; Savoonga harvests its second whale of the season; AK: Iñupiaq photographer documents life and culture in Alaska Inuit communities; 49 Voices: Indie Alaska Viewers in Anchorage Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016

Corrections officers union seeks retraction of review, opposes commissioner; Forest Service chief: Firefighting cost leaves little room for prevention, other programs; late-night conditions preempt firefighting efforts at McHugh Creek; GCI fiber optic cut causes outages across the state; fifteen mushers set to compete in Kobuk 440 Race; the Amsterdam of Alaska: pot businesses sit down with Spenard; semi-pro Alaska baseball team settles disputes with Fairbanks Borough; Voznesenka parents tell KPBSD 'Keep School Open' Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016

Budget talks entering final phase; feds refuse state request to prosecute Bill Allen; offshore drilling plan draws protests; North Slope mayor recalled by voters; liberals get edge in Anchorage elections, massive school bond fails; Girdwood police vote undetermined; Emmonak declares disaster after fire threatens fishing industry; Peninsula spruce threatened by aphid; taking a field trip to the moon, sort of Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016

Four Supreme Court nominees submitted to Gov. Walker; Rep. Olson bill would tax Permanent Fund dividends as budget stopgap; Alaskans are testifying more than ever... but does it matter?; Rep. Young calls on Juneau Republicans to support Sturgeon case; no trucks advised on upriver ice road; Denali area wolf hunt shortened; bonds, Assembly seats and School board among Anchorage Municipality ballots; bill introduced to allow communities to contribute to Marine Highway; Sitka commemorates relationship with Japanese sister city Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Apr. 4, 2016

Criminal justice bill amended to reduce benefits to sex offenders; Senate Finance Committee pulls various bills from hearing; Alaska Air buys Virgin America, and may keep a hint of its bling; Retired EPA ecologist Phil North speaks out; Eielson chosen to base the F-35; avalanche fatality at Summit Lake; State calls off student testing; Seawolves fall to Lubbock Christian in NCAA Division II championship game; Juneau seawater heat pump more than a pipe dream? Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Apr. 1, 2016

At low prices, North Slope production taxes could drop to zero; legislators offer $32.5 million for Anchorage LIO; landslide suit raises questions about Benchlands liability; House passes foster care improvement bill, says more needs to be done; House passes Indigenous Peoples Day bill; 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival starts in Bethel; Mat-Su map indicates little known streams; AK: Sitka, one of the best kept secrets for surfers; 49 Voices: Tribute to Annie Feidt
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016

Sanders fan vs. ‘superdelegate’: Re-enacting a 100-year feud; ex-EPA official Phil North returns to U.S. for lawsuit between EPA and Pebble; Petersburg schools testing down due to Kansas cable debacle; Legislative council meets to discuss fate of LIO building; Alaska experiences second warmest winter in last 90 years; cost to apply for a marijuana permit? $50K. If you’re lucky; Palmer's Meat and Sausage fights to stay open; tractor falls in Tuntutuliak River causing oil spill; study evaluates economic impact of 'quiet recreation' on BLM lands; new high-quality digital Alaska maps available to the public Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016

Breaking down Alaska's oil and gas tax credits; economist urges lawmakers to address deficit uncertainty; state officials propose program to address rising health insurance rates; Senate Bill 91 relies on reinvestment to reduce crime; new record low sea ice extent forces Navy camp evacuation; Pavlof still rumbling, but no more ash clouds; UAA women prepare for national title game against Lubbock Christian; UAF mountaineering class recovers from avalanche Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

Four bills aimed at cutting state costs raise local concerns; ‘Huge anomaly’: warm winter limits sea-ice formation, experts say; Murkowski holds hearings to discuss public lands handling; 'Gateways for Growth': New plan to make Municipality more inclusive; severed cable in Kansas hampers test grading in Sitka; Ketchikan responders train for terrorism; Russian and American officials sign wildlife management agreement; Peninsula 'Food Hubs' set to launch in May Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Mar. 28, 2016

Bill increasing contributions to pensions proposed in AK Senate; bill requiring background checks for marijuana sellers in limbo; flights cancelled as Pavlov continues to spew ash; Alaska Supreme Court: State must enforce Central Council’s child support orders; Juneau to Barrow, data shows Sanders landslide consistent across state; ‘Roadless Rule’ gets small victory due to Supreme Court inaction; US-Russian exchange discusses spring breakup flooding solutions; Arctic submarine maneuvers test capability below the ice Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Mar. 25, 2016

Robocalls and rallies as Dems enter caucus mode in Alaska; climate uncertainty prompts questions on dam studies; UA Board formally opposes campus conceal-carry bill; mayor's office reporting $14 million surplus from first quarter; state troopers not setting up command post for Arctic Man; and more Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

Judge declares legislature’s Anchorage LIO lease illegal; Walker to lawmakers: Putting off sustainable budget is ‘wholly unacceptable’; Golden Valley Electric investigates coal plant explosion; 'The Hunting Ground' aids Title IX discussion at UAF; Fish and Game look to round up invasive starlings; two distillery apps vie for one Skagway license; Gold Medal Basketball Tournament has urban origins, village tradition Download Audio