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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

A week into the legislative session, the House has yet to organize; Oil and gas jobs rebound in December; State of Alaska issues two key permits for Donlin mine; Questions about federal shutdown’s impact on upcoming halibut season go unanswered; Board of Game approves extended Southeast deer season; Jason Pavila wins Bogus Creek 150 in rookie race; Matthew Failor wins blistering fast Kuskokwim 300; Terrell Andrews Wins 2019 Akiak Dash

Strong earthquake hits Southcentral: Here’s what we know

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the quake hit about 10 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska's most populous city. The event started at about 8:30 a.m., with multiple aftershocks following.

Alaskans take Mt. Marathon top spots

The 2017 Mount Marathon race in Seward is over and a familiar champion has taken first in the women's race. Listen now

ADN reporter allegedly slapped by legislator in a stairwell

The Alaska Dispatch News is reporting its legislative reporter was lightly hit during the brief encounter with a lawmaker at the capitol. Listen now

LIVEBLOG: 2016 Anchorage Municipal Election

Live coverage for the 2016 Anchorage Municipal Election from Alaska Public Media.

LIVEBLOG: 2016 Alaska Democratic Caucus

Liveblog of the 2016 Alaska Democratic Caucus from Alaska Public Media.
Pete Kaiser mushing into the White Mountain checkpoint. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)

2016 Iditarod’s top-5 finishers check into Nome

The Iditarod's top-5 finishers are rounded out, and more are on their way to Nome today. Dallas Seavey won his third-straight Iditarod, checking into Nome at 2:20 this morning [Tuesday], followed about 45 minutes later by his father, Mitch Seavey.
Dallas (left) and Mitch (right) embrace and share a few words before departing Koyuk. (Photo by Emily Schwing/KNOM)

Dallas Seavey first into White Mountain

Reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey is the first musher into White Mountain. He checked in at 9.48 a.m. Monday for the mandatory 8-hour layover at the checkpoint before continuing on the final 77 miles to Nome by way of Safety.

Iditarod leaders close to White Mountain

Dallas Seavey and Mitch Seavey are within 30 miles of White Mountain, with Brent Sass trailing just a couple miles behind. The trio pulled out of Elim within half an hour of each other - Dallas at 4:11 a.m., Brent at 4:37 a.m., and Mitch at 4:40 a.m.

Mitch Seavey first to Kaltag, Brent Sass first out

Iditarod veteran Mitch Seavey was the first musher into Kaltag on Saturday morning, checking in at 7:41 a.m. But, as has been the case in the dash down the Yukon River, Brent Sass was the first one out.

Sled dog dead after snowmachiner attacks Iditarod teams

In Saturday's early morning hours, a snowmachiner repeatedly tried to harm Iditarod veterans Aliy Zirkle, Jeff King and their teams outside of Nulato, according to an Iditarod press release, killing one dog and injuring several others.

Zirkle first musher into Galena, Sass first to leave

Iditarod veteran Aliy Zirkle was the second musher out of Ruby early this [Friday] morning, but was the first to reach Galena, checking in at 10:46 a.m.

Aliy Zirkle takes lead en route to Galena

Iditarod veteran Aliy Zirkle was the second musher out of Ruby early this morning, but she overtook Brent Sass a short ways down the trail. Both are on the move toward Galena - a 50-mile run down the Yukon River - with 15 dogs in harness.

Jeff King takes Iditarod lead mushing toward Ruby

Denali musher Jeff King, so far, is the lone musher to push through Cripple toward the Ruby. The 4-time Iditarod champion spent four hours in the Cripple checkpoint, before heading down the trail at 3:05 a.m. today.

DeNure scratches in Rainy Pass

Delta Junction's Zoya Denure scratched in Rainy Pass this morning at 9:50 a.m. According to an Iditarod press release, Denure made the decision due to concerns for her team.

Petit first to arrive in Nikolai

Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit is the first competitor into the Nikolai checkpoint. Dallas and Mitch Seavey are running in second and third place, respectively, with Wade Marrs trailing in fourth.

Petit retakes lead on the way to Nikolai

After briefly relinquishing the lead Monday, Nicolas Petit is back in front on the way to Nikolai. But, the pack isn't far behind. Dallas Seavey, Wade Marrs, Mitch Seavey and Hugh Neff are within 10 miles of Petit.

Jan Steves scratches in Skwentna

Iditarod veteran Jan Steves, of Willow, scratched early this morning at the Skwentna checkpoint - 83 miles into the race.

APD investigating fatal shooting, reported home invasion

Anchorage police are investigating a fatal shooting and reported home invasion in a neighborhood on the city's west side.

Creative minds in Juneau recreate Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

Juneau musician Marian Call and the creative crew from Alaska Robotics in Juneau created this wildly wonderful and weird frame-by-frame remake of David Bowie’s 'Space Oddity,' only they changed the lyrics to only the thousand most common words in the English language.