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Anchorage Assembly rejects a right-on-red ban in downtown

The measure would’ve banned vehicles from turning right at red lights in the area between 3rd and 9th avenues and Gambell and L streets.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Anchorage officials say homeless camps are bigger and more numerous than ever before. Plus, a Homer man is killed by a cow moose with calves.

Native advocates celebrate passage of bill to address Alaska’s MMIP crisis

Alaska Native groups say they've worked for years to get agencies to address the state's high rate of missing and murdered Indigenous people.
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Former Yute Commuter Service manager charged in $200K embezzlement case

Prosecutors say Nathan McCabe, 40, defrauded Yute and Bethel's Riverside Apartments of the funds over a period of several months.
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Suzanne LaFrance declares victory in Anchorage mayor’s race

After another 27,000 ballots were counted, LaFrance's lead over Dave Bronson narrowed by percentage points, but widened in absolute votes.
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Solo climber dies in fall on Denali

The National Park Service identified the climber as T. Hagiwara from Japan.
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Marijuana reclassification and taxation | Talk of Alaska

While a bill to lower taxes didn't pass the legislature this year. Industry advocates say reclassification could offer some relief.
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Alaska SeaLife Center rescues abandoned harbor seal in Kenai

Staff at the center say the pup was found May 9 without its mother, and would not survive without intervention.
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Dunleavy examining energy bills passed by Alaska Legislature

Gov. Mike Dunleavy was optimistic about a bill on carbon storage, but was pondering next steps on royalty relief bills that didn't pass.
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A mother moose killed a Homer man trying to photograph her new calves

Dale Chorman, 70, was looking at newborn moose calves on his property Sunday when the cow moose kicked him, according to his family.
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Anchorage police arrest man in fatal Midtown hit-and-run collision

Police say Larry W. Anderson, Jr., 40, struck and killed a woman crossing A Street Monday night, then left the scene.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 20, 2024

Often at the center of Alaska's political landscape, who is Scott Kendall? Plus, Alaskans are waiting to have Medicaid applications approved.

Family of man fatally shot by Anchorage police demands release of officers’ body camera footage

"They have six other videos for body cameras and two dash cameras with different angles of what transpired that night,” said Travis Handy.

15,000 Alaskans are caught in Medicaid backlog, but care continues, state says

In most cases, Alaskans eligible for Medicaid are still able to access care as long as they’ve submitted an application.
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Kenai repeals laws on public sleeping, begging and curfew

The Kenai City Council unanimously repealed three ordinances Wednesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a homelessness case this summer.
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Plane in deadly lake crash near Nondalton was making brief flight, troopers say

Troopers say Dave Hedgers, 58, and Aaron Fryar, 45, planned to fly just 30 miles from Port Alsworth to Pedro Bay. But they never arrived.
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Touring the Alaska Veterans Museum | Hometown, Alaska

The Alaska Veterans Museum features exhibits and artifacts from the state's territorial days to modern times.
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An Alaska smokejumper talks about his job as wildfire season picks up

Smokejumpers like Dylan Brooks parachute in to fight some of the most remote fires, often providing the first boots-on-the-ground attack.
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Meet Phyllis Bowie, Anchorage’s longest-serving teacher who’s retiring after 50 years

Her students and coworkers describe her as the cornerstone of the school, and have crowned her the queen of alternative education.
Andi Story

After several deadly drownings, Alaska Legislature votes to require harbor safety ladders

House Bill 345 is aimed at reducing drownings. It was one of more than 60 bills that the Legislature passed in its final hours.
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2 found dead in crashed plane in lake near Nondalton

The bodies of Dave Hedgers, 58, and Aaron Fryar, 45, were found by a dive team dead inside the aircraft, Alaska State Troopers said.
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Iran’s president has died in a helicopter crash, state media reports

Iranian state media reported Monday that no survivors had been found at the site of the crashed helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi.
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A sea ice monitoring project is a climate adaptation tool for Utqiaġvik whalers

The project partners Western science and Indigenous knowledge to help the community prepare amid declining sea ice.  
A woman sits on a rock in front of the ocean holding a guitar.

Meet UAA’s 2024 student commencement speaker | State of Art

Now that her time at UAA is done, Katie Scoggin hopes to help underrepresented groups while continuing to make music.

Wildfire risks in Anchorage | Alaska Insight

On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend and her guests discuss their work to help inform and prepare for wildfires in Anchorage.

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