Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID: Vladimir Khadjinov, Russian father of four

Rada Khadjinova lost her father, Vladimir Khadjinov, on Sept. 3. He was 85 years old.

Redistricting could reshape the Alaska Legislature. Here’s how.

Every ten years, a State board redraws the boundaries of Alaska’s legislative districts. The process is long and technical, but there’s a lot at stake. It can determine which party controls the state legislature. Alaska Public Media’s Annie Feidt explains.
A persons arm is seen holding a salmon

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Former Bethel principal Chris Carmichael is sentenced in state court. Also, subsistence fishing is closed on much of the Yukon river.
A woman seen from the side cocmes up for air while doing the breathstroke

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby likely headed to Olympics

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby is likely headed to the Tokyo Olympics after finishing second Tuesday evening in the 100 meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 2, 2021

Tribes in Alaska face a good problem: how to best spend millions in COVID relief money. Volunteers pitching in to elect the next mayor of Anchorage talk about why they're backing their chosen candidate. Plus, the Kobuk 440 sled dog race kicks of in Kotzebue.
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LISTEN: State government reporters discuss legislative priorities

Lawmakers are meeting in Juneau for an unusual and challenging legislative session. What’s likely to happen this year with permanent fund dividends and pandemic relief?
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LISTEN: Ahead of distribution, what should Alaskans know about Covid vaccines?

Thousands of Alaskans will soon receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But there are plenty of challenges ahead, and that includes convincing Alaskans to get vaccinated.

LISTEN: With the school year weeks away, teachers contemplate returning to the classroom during a pandemic

The decisions on how to educate students during the pandemic are difficult and teachers are caught in the middle. So how do teachers feel about the upcoming school year?

LISTEN: As parents head back to work, childcare providers are struggling to meet demand

Alaskans are heading back to work. But many daycare centers and camps are closed. Those that are open are operating under new rules and with limited capacity. How will camps and child care centers make sure they keep kids safe? And how will parents cope if they can't find childcare?

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 25, 2020

The city of Juneau is prepared to spend a million dollars to keep childcare centers open in the city:

Anchorage Mayor extends ‘hunker down’ order and delays tax day

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced today the city is extending the hunker down order until April 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Health officials announce 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska

Seven of the new cases are in Anchorage, two in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and one in Juneau.

Is your Alaska doctor as worried about coronavirus as you are? Maybe not.

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alaska. The state is testing more patients everyday and medical experts say the virus is likely to be discovered in the state soon. At local clinics and hospitals, doctors are fielding lots of questions. Many say they're counseling patients to take COVID-19 seriously, but not to panic.

LISTEN: Experts answer Alaskans’ questions about coronavirus

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the globe. While Alaska has not yet had any confirmed cases, the United States has, and health and emergency preparedness officials are getting ready to combat the virus locally.

LISTEN: There’s $3.2B dollars at stake in the 2020 Census

The U.S Census happens just once a decade and it kicks off in Tooksok Bay, Alaska in mid-January. Getting an accurate count of all Alaskans is critically important for billions of dollars in federal funding and drawing political jurisdiction lines.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019

The Anchorage School District calls for dismissing a volunteer judgewho disqualified a high school swimmer for a uniform violation. And, when it comes to delivering rural healthcare, reliable internet is critical.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly: Restoring water to the Eklutna River near Anchorage pits...

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

Stryker Brigade soldiers deploy from Fort Wainwright to Iraq to help train security officers. Plus, can a new Anchorage business help residents eliminate plastic waste?

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

A new pool of warm water in the Pacific brings back memories of the blob. Plus, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe wants Alaskans to talk more about global warming.