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 state of Alaska has entered into a first-of-its kind compact to let tribes and tribal organizations take over child welfare services in their communities. Listen now

One group mobilizing through Facebook is reuniting stolen vehicles with their owners. Members of the A Team, as they call themselves, say they are filling a void left by overworked police. Listen now

Spanish-immersion students in Anchorage are well on their way to a goal of raising $10,000 to benefit fellow students in Puerto Rico hit hard by Hurricane Maria. Listen now

At least two Alaskans are dead, and another is wounded, after a gunman's rampage at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. Many other residents were at the event and fled to safety, sending messages back to family overnight and into Monday. Listen now
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Anchorage Police Department officers plan to take over patrolling the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm on October 1, with help from a state grant. Listen now

The extraordinary sight of a 30-foot long dead humpback whale that washed up on a beach area in Anchorage has drawn dozens of onlookers to gawk at its carcass. Among them Tuesday were veterinarians working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Listen now

A lawsuit filed in federal court this week seeks to remove the residency requirement for people gathering signatures for state ballot initiatives. Listen now

Security consultants say they discovered an unsecured online database with information on nearly 600,000 Alaska voters last week. Listen now

A bankruptcy court judge today approved the sale of Alaska Dispatch News, the state's largest newspaper from Alice Rogoff to the Binkley family of Fairbanks. The judge still needs to sign the official paperwork on the deal, which is set to close on Friday. Listen now

Armando Astorga identified the fire victims as Jaelynn Flores, 3, Sofia Flores, 6, Lillyanna Flores, 7, Nevaeh Flores, 8, and Alexis Quackenbush, 12. Listen now

Five children died in a fire that gutted a trailer home in Butte this morning off the Old Glenn Highway near Palmer. The girls ranged in age from three to 12. Listen now

Three of four suspects indicted in a brutal beating earlier this month in East Anchorage are still on the loose, and police say their victim, dropped at a local hospital in a dog crate, almost died.

The State of Alaska is looking into whether it should sue the manufacturers of opioid painkillers for their contributions to the opioid epidemic and has hired a law firm that is representing two other states in related legal action. Listen now
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Leadership at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game got an earful Tuesday night in Palmer. Listen now
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Anchorage police say the city has had its 24th homicide of the year, after a suspicious death Sunday. Listen now

Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Listen now
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The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly has put off voting on a proposal to tax retailers for the plastic bags they give customers -- at least for now. Listen now

Anchorage logged its 17th and 18th homicides of the year in less than two hours Wednesday night. Listen now

An Anchorage firefighter badly hurt during training is making progress in a Colorado hospital amid an outpouring of support from Alaska. Listen now
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Unseasonably warm spell weather is coming for Southcentral Alaska, just in time for the weekend. Listen now