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.

Hosted by:
Casey Grove

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

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 11, 2024

An operating budget passed by the house draws criticism. Plus, Alaskans and Canadians along continue working to revive dwindling salmon runs.
A Tlingit dance group performs in front of an entryway.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Senators are split on the impeachment of the Homeland Security Secretary. Plus, transportation officials examine how to connect two highways.
a man at podium

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

A new poll shows Alaskans favor education reform. Plus, efforts continue to retrieve the remains of Indigenous Alaskans.
cruise ships

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 8, 2024

Coming off a record cruise ship season, Juneau considers changes. Plus, Indigenous midwives are working to improve the birthing experience.
A man in a reflective vest picks uses a trash picker around tarps, tents and needles.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 5, 2024

Some say the solution to Cook Inlet's gas shortage is renewable energy. Plus, education advocates continue to push for a funding increase.
A high school student holds a megaphone while protesting in front of the Alaska Capitol.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 4, 2024

The federal government is set to cut funding for tsunami hazard mitigation in Alaska. Plus, high school students walk out of class in protest.
A gray concrete building labeled Eklutna Power Plant along a snowy road

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Alaska lawmakers hear about the partial approval of a transportation plan. Plus, Wrangell residents can get reimbursed for subsistence foods.
A gravel road next to a mountainside

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Lawmakers nix funding for lawsuits against the federal government. Plus, the Mat-Su school district's book removals lands in court.
Dungeness crabs

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 1, 2024

A Fairbanks school board member apologizes for comments she made on the vote to override the education bill veto. Also, after much debate, the Ketchikan City Council votes to extend its homeless shelter's lease. And a new program keeps tabs on marine toxins in Kodiak.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 29, 2024

Congresswoman Mary Peltola frequently votes against her party. Plus, the federal government says the state owes school districts millions.
a man speaks from an office desk

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Lawmakers debate the size of this year's PFD. Plus, an overdue audit of Anchorage’s bookkeeping might keep the city from millions of dollars.
The school in Newtok.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Newtok school is without power again. Plus, officials respond to clean up mine waste spilled near Juneau.
Juneau residents celebrate Holi festival.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Lawmakers restart an effort to support Alaska children and families. Plus, a proposed no-kill zone for wolves is rejected.
man speaking in legislative chamber

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 25, 2024

The State Senate passes a bill to increase internet speeds at rural schools. Plus, a cyberattack leaves one healthcare provider struggling.
Four people, a man in a suit with red tie, a woman with a deep red blazer, a man in a suit with purple tie, and a man in a suit with a striped tie stand behind podiums in front of a white backdrop with the logos for PBS, NPR, and Alaska Public Media preparing for a debate.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 22, 2024

The federal spending bill includes an ice breaker. Plus, a new tool helps Alaskans with brain injuries connect with health care providers.
A tiger at the Alaska Zoo

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 21, 2024

Southeast communities work to develop a landslide warning system. Plus, a nonprofit plans to sue for inadequate funding for education.
three people at a table

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Lawmakers regroup on education policy. Plus, after delays, a Fairbanks man's appointment as an Arctic ambassador advances.
A crowd of protestors gather in front of the Alaska Capitol in Juneau.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Supporters of a ceasefire oppose a bill that would criminalize protests. Plus, advocates say the state parole board uses the wrong criteria.
legislators in a meeting room

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 18, 2024

The legislature votes to uphold Governor Dunleavy's education veto. Plus, Alaska sends the federal government its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
a man at podium

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 15, 2024

Governor Dunleavy vetoes a bipartisan education funding bill. Plus, Anchorage mayoral candidates respond to dozens of campaign signs being vandalized. And, a Kasigluk Yup'ik dance group prepares for this year's Cama-i dance festival.
a whale

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Millions in federal grants for tribes and tribal organizations to respond to climate change announced today. Plus, once considered a conservation success, Alaska's humpback population appears to be declining. And, Army officials finalize a child care center at Fort Wainwright.
A boat next to a river with a sunset.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Rural Alaska schools are grappling the consequences of budget constraints. Plus, the state considers how to spend federal fisheries disaster money.
a musher

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Dallas Seavey has won a record-breaking sixth Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Plus, the legislature sets its own record considering executive orders.
The seal of the state of alaska as seen from below

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 11, 2024

A state supreme court case limits law enforcement surveillance from the air. Plus, the Kuskokwim Ice Road is under pressure.
Students at Alaska Native Cultural Charter School hold up letters that read "quyana" during an assembly.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 8, 2024

Charter school principals weigh in on a new state option to approve charters. Plus, Alaska students are waiting longer to hear about aid.