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.

A woman helps a student with their homework.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 17, 2024

A bill addressing MMIP passed in the final days of the legislative session. Plus, an Alaska smokejumper talks about his job.
lawmakers

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Lawmakers pass a budget and gavel out. Plus, Anchorage police are under scrutiny for killing a man after security footage is released.
a woman in red speaks at a microphone

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Lawmakers are set to vote on energy legislation. Plus, early Anchorage election results show a sizable lead for Suzanne LaFrance.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Legislators are poised to vote on a $1,650 dividend. Plus, an art class for incarcerated women provides a creative and therapeutic outlet.
A boy in a black striped T-shirt practices cello in an auditorium. with his sister and teacher.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 13, 2024

Homeschool families remain in limbo after a court decision. Plus, Kwethluk was the hardest-hit by breakup flooding on the Kuskokwim River.
flooding

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 10, 2024

Lawmakers are hesitant to support cutting royalties to boost production in Cook Inlet. Plus, Flooding prompts a disaster declaration.
Flooding along the Kuskokwim River.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Communities deal with significant flooding caused by ice jams. Plus, a group asks a judge to intervene to speed up food stamp benefits.
an ice jam

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Breakup flooding on the Kuskokwim River has inundated area communities. Plus, Valerie Davidson is out at ANTHC.
a man at a podium

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The state launches a campaign to combat fentanyl overdoses. Plus, legislators reject a nominee to the state board of education.
A woman wears a custom graduation hat

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 6, 2024

A bill would fix school allotments by going back to the old system. Plus, Fairbanks voters decide on additional tax collection for schools.
Two cars side by side getting a touchless car wash.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 3, 2024

The decision that ruled correspondence allotments unconstitutional is on hold. Plus, managers limit salmon fishing on the Yukon River.
headshots of a man and a woman

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 2, 2024

The Senate's budget has a smaller PFD than the House. Plus, Anchorage residents share their thoughts about the mayoral runoff.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Congresswoman Peltola threads a needle between supporting energy production or salmon. Plus, more refugees are coming to Alaska.
A young man in sunglasses kneels in the snow in front of pieces of red bowhead whale meat.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A family in Utqiagvik celebrates their teenage son landing his first bowhead whale. Plus, Senators introduce a wide-ranging crime bill.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 29, 2024

A pension bill passed weeks ago, but is stuck in limbo in the House. Plus, the climbing community mourns a pioneer of LGBTQ+ mountaineering.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 26, 2024

Lawmakers are skeptical of a social media ban for children. Plus, Native boarding school survivors share stories of their trauma.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 25, 2024

The number of Alaskans dying from opioid overdose is accelerating. Plus, a graphite mine draws environmental concerns from Nome residents.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Opponents of a mine sound off about Congresswoman Peltola's flip. Plus, lawmakers ask for time to correct a correspondence school provision.
a plane crash site

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The military focuses on training its forces in Alaska. Plus, two people are presumed dead after a cargo plane crashed near Fairbanks.
students

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 22, 2024

Nick Begich and other candidates for congress have differing strategies. Plus, lawmakers consider changing requirements for hunting licenses.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 19, 2024

Sen. Sullivan rips the Biden administration on a pair of decisions. Plus, fisheries managers consider the impacts of chum salmon bycatch.
A woman in a blue shirt and black cardigan gestures to floor plans on a table.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Senators blast decisions from the Biden administration. Plus, lawmakers contemplate how to correct a provision ruled unconstitutional.
a legislative hearing

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Gov. Dunleavy's preferred dividend is larger than what's in the budget. Plus, food that Alaskans harvest are contaminated by mircoplastics.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy speaks to a microphone.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Army Corps of Engineers upholds its decision halting Pebble Mine. Plus, Gov. Dunleavy defends a program deemed unconstitutional.
A woman in red short throws a basketball.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 15, 2024

A ruling that Alaska's correspondence allotment is unconstitutional. Plus, fewer Alaska children are tested for lead exposure.