Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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Casey Grove is a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media covering the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, among other things.. cgrove [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8446 | About Casey

The primary election for state Senate District E is between two candidates involved in a messy appointment process earlier this year. Listen now

The State of Alaska is weighing in again on a lawsuit over management rights of navigable waterways, known as the Sturgeon case, which is back before the U.S. Supreme Court. Listen now

The airline worker authorities say stole a commercial plane Friday at Sea-Tac International Airport before crashing on a Puget Sound island is a former Alaskan and 2008 graduate of Wasilla High School. Listen now

After about a year of discussion and a consultant's study, Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop has proposed later start times for high school and junior high students. Bishop's proposal would also have elementary school students starting slightly earlier. Listen now

Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents will vote this fall on whether the borough should consider doing its own policing.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough was hit hard with a computer virus this week that has disrupted some borough services. Listen now

The AGDC review says issues with Port MacKenzie include its greater tidal range, heavier buildup of ice and more potential for disturbing endangered Cook Inlet belugas. Listen now

MGM Resorts International wants a judicial declaration that it was not liable in any way for the attack. The PBS NewsHour reported about 2,500 people had sued or threatened to sue MGM and that the company responded with lawsuits similar to the one filed in Alaska. Listen now
rown bear cubs near Haines photographed in 2010. (RayMorris1/Flickr Creative Commons)

DNA from the bears that were shot did not match DNA evidence at the scene of the June maulings near the end of Hiland Road, said Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh. Listen now

Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are considering whether to provide police services to residents who live outside city police departments' jurisdiction. Part of the ongoing discussion is whether the borough should ask Mat-Su voters this fall if that's something they even want from the borough. Listen now

Construction closures are scheduled between miles 209 and 222. DOT says the highway will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31. Listen now

Matthew James Scharber, 36, pleaded guilty in December to kidnapping, carjacking and using a gun in the furtherance of a violent crime. Listen now
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With Permanent Fund draw, higher oil prices bring Alaska closer to balanced budget; Three dead gray whales wash up in Kodiak; Chignik fishermen stuck ashore as sockeye run fails; Review shows dramatic shift in Army Corps of Engineers permitting; Alaska cannabis taxes reach new high; Spruce beetles reach 'outbreak' levels; Caught in immigration mess, U.S.-born Tsimshian teacher fights to stay in ancestral territory; Anchorage Botanical Garden celebrates 25th anniversary Listen now

The analysis by E&E News, a Washington D.C.-based news organization that covers energy and environment issues, showed that the corps allowed the destruction of thousands of acres of wetlands without requiring offsets for that development as it had in the past. Listen now

Conoco buys BP's stake in Alaska No. 2 oilfield; Two new wildfires are  fought in Yukon Flats; Alaska CDQ group wants Congress to count heads; Missing backpackers found dead; Stand for Salmon join Bethel group in protesting Donlin Mine; State officials tour  Yukon River communities, talking salmon; Head of Iditarod drug testing resigns; Wildlife get 3,000 more acres creating corridor on Afognak Island; Coast Guard moves north for 'Arctic Shield' 2018; North Pole moves ahead with water project; Mount Marathon racers: David Norris Listen now

Gov. Walker asks to suspend Pebble environmental impact statement process; Kodiak demonstrators rally to keep families together; On immigration, Sen. Sullivan calls for more facilities, better processing; Hawkins out of Republican governors race; Missing in national park, 2 hikers feared dead; Yakutat commercial sockeye fishing shutdown; How can the Small Business Administration help Alaska?; Governor taps Juneau city attorney for judge seat; Mount Marathon racers: Allison Barnwell; Forecasters from Haines and the Yukon work together to build a weather station in the Haines Pass Listen now

Ronald Guthrie, 64, failed to show up for what was scheduled to be the last day of his trial in Palmer on Tuesday. The jury convicted him anyway, on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Listen now

An arrest warrant for 44-year-old Sheila Mary Rose McMahon was issued after last week's grand jury indictment, which includes 15 pages just listing the charges against her. Listen now

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake off the coast of Alaska rattled the state in the early morning hours of January 23rd, setting into motion a series of various emergency warnings and tsunami evacuations. In the end, a destructive tsunami never materialized, but the response revealed some flaws in how Alaskans get warned about possible disasters. Listen now

A brown bear that fatally mauled a hiker in Eagle River this week - and later attacked and injured another man - is still on the loose. Listen now