Alaska News Nightly

alaska news nightly

Alaska News Nightly is an award-winning statewide news magazine program featuring stories of interest to all Alaskans from all over Alaska and other northern communities. From Alaska’s unique politics to issues affecting its Indigenous people, resources, environment and more, Alaska News Nightly has covered the most important issues in the state for more than four decades.

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Casey Grove

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Listen to Alaska News Nightly on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK. 
Monday through Friday at 6:00 p.m.

a blue fish

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Trawler bycatch of killer whales in the Bering Sea prompts an investigation from federal officials. Plus, the face of federal salmon fishing restrictions on the Yukon River talks about the struggles for subsistence users. And, one Kachemak Bay fisherman's catch of blue rockfish goes viral.
two people on a boat, with a fishing net

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The potential for mining graphite raises fears and hopes in villages north of Nome. Plus, physician assistants are outraged by proposed regulations that could limit their ability to provide healthcare in Alaska. And, federal funding helps give Petersburg students more locally-sourced options for lunch.
An aerial view of Fort Yukon.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 25, 2023

Four years into the Yukon River salmon collapse, a look at what we know about what’s driving the decline. Plus, Northwest Arctic Borough officials are eager for the controversial Ambler mine, but it's been delayed again. And, the Kenai Silver Salmon derby aims to help protect salmon habitat.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 22, 2023

Anchorage officials announced a plan this week to move homeless residents indoors for the winter. Plus, teachers in the Lower Kuskokwim School District are hoping that the Alaska Reads Act will help improve students' reading. And, American Idol's search for its next star travels to Nome.
several women in a board room

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 21, 2023

Alaska's Child Care Task Force meets in person for the first time. Plus, $1,312. That's what Alaskans can expect from the Permanent Fund Dividend this year. And, Juneau's Indigenous music festival Aak’w Rock is paving the way for more events like it.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Federal funding will help build water and sewer systems for communities in rural Alaska. Plus, climatologists are concerned about potentially devastating fall storms. And, Bethel Police welcome a new K-9 officer, Zeus.
a woman

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Juneau residents wonder if they can, or even should rebuild after record-breaking floods destroyed homes last month. Plus, questions about the state's tax on marijuana come up in a rare "offseason" legislative hearing. And, two bears hop into a Krispy Kreme van at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
people stand in a line, near a casket, as a crowd looks on in a school gym

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 18, 2023

Prominent Alaskans travel to Bethel to pay respects to the late Eugene "Buzzy" Peltola, Jr. Plus, Sitka residents hope to ask voters: how much cruise ship traffic is too much? And, a program in Bethel allows hunters to harvest moose for elderly or disabled residents.
A yellow sign says "caution flooding area" near a flooded ditch.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 15, 2023

Eugene Peltola's death has aviation experts calling attention to Alaska's high rate of small plane crashes. Plus, infants can now be immunized against a common threat in Alaska — RSV. And, a farmer’s market started by Anchorage's Hmong community grew from a handful of vendors to maximum capacity.
A man with glasses paints on a canvas.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Experts say the odds are not good for a liquefied natural gas line in Alaska, but politicians continue to promote the idea. Plus, a Wasilla man hopes his art can help raise awareness about the importance of cancer screening. And, a new Amazon sorting facility is coming to Anchorage.