Alaska News Nightly

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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.

Happy lawmakers

Alaska News Nightly: February 23, 2024

Lawmakers pass a historic increase to education funding. Plus, the Department of Agriculture looks to reduce energy costs in rural areas.
A person in a black sweater stands in front of a sign.

Alaska News Nightly: February 22, 2024

Lawmakers try to find common ground on a sweeping set of education reforms. Plus, an Anchorage jury finds Brian Smith guilty.
A woman with a black jacket on speaks into a megaphone, held by a person in a yellow shirt.

Alaska News Nightly: February 21, 2024

Sen. Dan Sullivan addresses legislators in Juneau. Plus, state senators. aim to thwart a proposal from the governor.
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School Principal Sheila Sweetsir asks a student a question during the morning assembly on Feb. 20, 2024.

Alaska News Nightly: February 20, 2024

Anchorage looks to spend marijuana tax revenue to create more childcare options. Plus, what exactly is a charter school?

Alaska News Nightly: February 19, 2024

A comprehensive and controversial education bill gets stalled before a House vote. Plus, the federal government rejects Alaska's transportation project plan, potentially costing the state billions. And, an Anchorage skier becomes the first American man to win a World Cup distance race in decades
man exiting legislative chamber

Alaska News Nightly: February 16, 2024

State senators press forward with overturning some executive orders. Plus, utilities reject a request for more time to plan.

Alaska News Nightly: February 15, 2024

A federal subsistence board looks to add more Alaska Native members. Plus, Sen. Murkowski addresses legislators in Juneau.
a portrait of a woman in a meeting room

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Legislators call for an apology from a house member who made insensitive comments. Plus, midwives speak out against an executive order.
a courtroom proceeding

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Legislators get closer to a deal on an education bill. Plus, the state's largest Native organization looks for new leadership.
two people shovel a path out of deep snow on a rooftop

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 12, 2024

Alaska's U.S. Sens. vote to advance a bill with domestic security implications. Plus, Anchorage roofers scramble to clear snow-loads.
Man speaking to legislative committee

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 9, 2024

Utility executives and lawmakers discuss a looming natural gas shortage. Plus, the state reports the first fatal case of Alaskapox.
Man speaking in front of state seal

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Gov. Dunleavy is skeptical about a bill that would give pensions to many state employees. Plus, a new Costco opens in Anchorage.
Man speaking in legislative chamber

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Congress fails to pass a national security bill. Plus, a Mat-Su lawmaker's proposal would have the state take control of Anchorage's port.
Brian Steven Smith

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The Anchorage Assembly changes course on plans to restore the Eklutna River. Plus, tribes say mining in Canada should include their input.
hearing room

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 5, 2024

School administrators detail their challenges in Juneau. Plus, new mothers will now get Medicaid benefits for longer after they give birth.
two men at a meeting table

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 2, 2024

Anchorage sells downtown property for less than its appraised value. Plus, an executive order shocks residents.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Increased demand for natural gas causes concern in Southcentral. Plus, Alaska's charter school students rank first in the nation.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Gov. Dunleavy's State of the State address calls for increased resource development. Plus, a bill could help ease a natural gas shortage.
a fire

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Lawmakers consider a pension-style retirement system. Plus, protestors rally for an increase to Alaska's per-student funding.
A man carries a sled full of shovels in winter.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 29, 2024

A controversial housing project passes the Anchorage Assembly. Plus, Congresswoman Mary Peltola seeks reelection.
committee hearing testimony

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, January 26, 2024

Legislators consider changes to requirements for hunting and fishing licenses. Plus, researchers track permafrost thaw in Nunapitchuk.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, January 25, 2024

Feds say traffickers targeted Alaska's cities and far-flung communities. Plus, a price tag on the impacts of climate change in rural Alaska.
A sunken boat in Aurora Harbor in Juneau, Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

FEMA announces new rules that could help victims of future natural disasters. Plus, new snow in Juneau has residents concerned.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Lawmakers spar over a bill to fund public education. Plus, advocates for the military in Alaska say the state is vital to Arctic security.
a white, snowy landscape of a dam covered in snow and mountains covered in snow.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 22, 2024

The Village of Eklutna and utilities disagree over the future of the river. Plus, a group is training employees to recognize signs of abuse.