Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Casey Grove is the host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media with an emphasis on crime and courts. Reach him at cgrove@alaskapublic.org.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Congress considers granting Alaska tribes more power to prosecute some crimes. Also, Skagway residents question a ferry schedule change that leaves the town with no service. And a student in Dillingham finds inspiration for a rap song in an ancient poem.
A group of men in a black and white photo.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Alaska doctors describe their frustration fighting misinformation during the pandemic. Also, as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act turns 50, a look back at what's worked and what hasn't. And Anchorage assembly members are concerned about turnover at the city health department.
Four orcas breach

Alaska’s resident killer whales have a lot to say in underwater recordings

Hannah Myers is a Ph. D. marine biology student with UAF's College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. A recent paper Myers co-authored in the journal Scientific Reports delves into the mysteries of where North Pacific killer whales spend their time in winter.
A whale breaches the water.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 6, 2021

A federal judge rejects the state's challenge to an emergency subsistence hunt in Kake. Also, the recent COVID outbreak in Petersburg stretches nurses as they treat patients. And listening to North Pacific killer whales reveals where they spend their winters.
A whitish gray gravestone with a small cross and the word "unknown"

Alaska Native stories featured in new ‘Buried Truths’ documentary on painful history of boarding schools

A new half-hour documentary on the Al Jazeera program "Fault Lines" delves into that painful history of Native American boarding schools in the U.S.
A whitish gray gravestone with a small cross and the word "unknown"

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, December 3, 2021

High-speed satellite internet has a bumpy rollout in rural Alaska. Also, nurses in Petersburg go door-to-door treating COVID-19 patients. And a new documentary featuring two Alaska Native people's stories delves into the painful history of boarding schools.
Orange sign in the snow.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Survivors of the Haines landslides reflect on the devastation one year later. Also, an Anchorage man has invested his heart, soul and savings to bring 17 Afghans to Alaska. And Seward Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby signs a deal with a swimwear company under new NCAA rules.
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Police chief retirement and budget vetoes mark latest shakeup in Anchorage politics

Turbulence in Anchorage’s city politics continued Tuesday with the chief of police announcing his retirement and the mayor vetoing most of the changes the Assembly made to the city’s budget last week. 
A young girl in a face mask writes her name.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In Napakiak, administrators are moving kids into portable buildings to keep them safe from the encroaching river. Also, the Anchorage airport starts handing out rapid COVID-19 tests to travelers. An Alaska Native heavy metal band takes a critical look at issues impacting Native people.

Alaskans should be vigilant, not overwhelmed, with likely arrival of omicron variant, Zink says

As Alaska virus hunters look for sings of omicron in the state, Alaska's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink says overcoming coronavirus fatigue is more important than ever.
A light-up star on a mountainside.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Alaska's top doctor considers the potential impact of the omicron variant. Also, Sitka begins the challenging work of planning for the 250th anniversary of the United States. And airmen work to restore the star that lights up an Anchorage mountain at the darkest time of year.
Travelers exit and airport.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 29, 2021

State health officials warn of the new omicron variant of COVID-19. Also, the outgoing director of a social services organization says there’s still much more to do around homelessness. And the tides near Nikiski could provide a whole lot of power.
A woman in a puffy blue coat stands in front of a red building.

Anchorage’s response to homelessness has seen some success, but there’s more to do, says exiting CSS director

Catholic Social Services Executive Director Lisa Aquino was with the organization for seven years and oversaw the Brother Francis Shelter, among other services, including a refugee resettlement program.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 26, 2021

Kenai residents protest the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Also, the Biden administration kicks off the comment period on restoring roadless protections in the Tongass National Forest. And a look at Alaska Native Medical Center's Traditional Native Foods Initiative.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Kenai residents protest the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Also, the Biden administration kicks off the comment period on restoring roadless protections in the Tongass National Forest. And a look at Alaska Native Medical Center's Traditional Native Foods Initiative.
Platters of food on a table.

Alaska Native hospital patients thankful for traditional foods program that serves up seal soup, agutuk and more

Alaska Native Medical Center's Traditional Native Foods Initiative was the subject of a recent story in The New York Times by Alaska writer Victoria Petersen.
Platters of food on a table.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kenai residents protest the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Also, the Biden administration kicks off the comment period on restoring roadless protections in the Tongass National Forest. And a look at Alaska Native Medical Center's Traditional Native Foods Initiative.
mailboxes under snow at night

Alaska sees early cold snap, and it’s not going away anytime soon

Newsflash: It's cold. And those frigid temperatures aren't going away anytime soon.
People look on as a plane is on fire.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 22, 2021

A small plane catches fire after an emergency landing in Bethel. Also, commercial property owners in Juneau are livid about a 50 percent increase in their land values. And a cold snap across much of the state isn't going away any time soon.
A path leads through a dense forest.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 19, 2021

The Biden Aministration moves forward with restoring the roadless rule for the Tongass. Also, Dillingham students cheer a decision on place names from the Interior Secretary. And rough water and frozen spray turns around a ferry bound for Skagway.