Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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Casey Grove is host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media. cgrove [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8446 | About Casey

LISTEN: Subzero Anchorage temps a matter of life and death for those experiencing homelessness

It has been cold in Alaska lately, and while that can be uncomfortable or inconvenient for some, it’s a threat to life and limb for Alaskans without a reliable, warm place to sleep.

Ask a Climatologist: Recent cold is a rare return to Alaska’s frigid winters of yesteryear

University of Alaska Fairbanks climatologist Brian Brettschneider says the prolonged cold for much of Alaska is not a wild deviation from the norm, even if recent years have been much warmer. Instead, Brettschneider says, it's actually a return to the norm.

LISTEN: Attla documentary shows legend’s last race, to teach dog mushing before he died

As Alaska heads into the heart of sled dog racing season, there's some new required watching for sprint mushing fans in a recently released documentary film about the legendary Huslia Hustler himself, George Attla.

Some Mat-Su residents still without road access to homes, a week into Willow Creek flood

Flood-stricken residents of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough near Willow Creek continue to deal with blocked roads preventing easy access to their homes.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 27, 2019

Cold temperatures settle across large swaths of the state. A new conservative proposal for combating climate change.

Alaska’s 2019 likely to be state’s warmest year ever. Yes, again.

The statewide average temperature for Alaska in 2019 is on pace to break a record set just three years earlier. That is, if a cold snap doesn't change things.

Bethel principal, accused of sending sexual texts to girl, goes before a judge

A Bethel elementary school principal charged with online enticement of a minor and transferring obscene material to a minor made his initial appearance in federal court in Anchorage Tuesday.

Senior employee, APD officer embezzled $7.3M from ConocoPhillips, according to civil filing

Oil company ConocoPhillips is suing its former senior drilling and wells planner and a small group of co-conspirators, including an Anchorage police officer, for a scheme in which they allegedly embezzled nearly $7.3 million.

Report: Pilot drank alcohol before Girdwood crash that killed 4

A pilot killed in a plane crash along with three passengers near Girdwood last summer had been drinking alcohol prior to flying, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

LISTEN: ‘Snow Flyers’ puts adaptation, innovation and joy of winter on display at the Anchorage Museum

A new exhibit at the Anchorage museum called "Snow Flyers" is all about the connection Alaskans have to snow. That's both the physical connection to snow -- specifically, how we travel on it -- and how we feel about our connection to snow.

Seward Highway rockslides increase in frequency, trigger Alaska DOT emergency measures

Rockslides in the mountains south of Anchorage, like one that shut down the Seward Highway on Monday, have occurred more often in the year since a Magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the region.

Alaska has a real food culture, says author Julia O’Malley: It includes subsistence foods, day-old Krispy Kremes and plenty of longing

Where do muktuk, spam musubi and hot Tang intersect? In "The Whale and the Cupcake," a new book out now by Alaska journalist and food writer Julia O’Malley.

“I just kept digging.” How an Anchorage man rescued a hiker buried in Flattop avalanche.

The hiker, who has not been publicly identified, is believed to have been buried for as long as an hour and able to breathe because the large pieces of avalanche debris left space for an air pocket.

Victim testifies she was ‘livid’ Anchorage dentist pulled her tooth while on hoverboard

State prosecutors say Seth Lookhart, 34, unnecessarily sedated patients so he could bill Medicaid for more money. They say Lookhart's billings amounted to nearly a third of all Medicaid billing for dental sedation in Alaska in 2016.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

A Southeast Alaska teen becomes the state's first case of vaping-related illness. Plus: A new documentary tells the story of legendary Huslia sprint musher George Attla. And the Anchorage School District leads the way on Social-Emotional Learning.

Inside Anchorage’s big 2018 earthquake, a ‘Snickers bar’ of shifting layers

"Intra-slab" earthquakes, like the magnitude 7.1 quake that struck Anchorage in 2018, tend to leave fewer clues at the surface and therefore researchers have to use unique methods for figuring out how often they occur and how big they can be.

Rescuers recover bodies of 3 killed in medevac plane crash near Cooper Landing

Two of the victims were Medevac Alaska employees Robert Cartner and Maddox Burts, according to a social media post from the air ambulance service.

In second bid to unseat Alaska’s Young, challenger Galvin cites his ‘big money’ interests

Congressional hopeful Alyse Galvin donned her trademark yellow blazer and gathered together sign-waving supporters Thursday in Anchorage for the first press conference of her new campaign. She announced a plan that, as Galvin puts it, aims to "get big money out of politics."

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Members of Alaska's congressional delegation say following the impeachment inquiry of President Trump has not been a huge part of their work lately. Plus: A curious spike in stolen vehicles in Bethel, where, when the river isn't frozen, there are no roads out of town.

LISTEN: Toxic algae emerges as possible suspect in some Alaska animal die-offs

A possible emerging, contributing factor to animal die-offs on Alaska's coasts that researchers are looking at is toxic algae, blooming farther north.