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: Monday, November 15, 2021

Congressman Don Young ramps up his campaign for reelection. Also, a company is preparing to leave two barges to freeze in the Kuskokwim River this winter. And ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, food banks are short on important staples.
Two people walk through a prison.

Alaska correctional officer smuggled drugs and phones into prison, charges say

Angela Lincoln, 43, faces one criminal count each of conspiracy and bribery. She worked as a correctional officer at Goose Creek Correctional Center, a medium-security facility southwest of Wasilla on Point McKenzie, from 2014 to 2020.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski signs paperwork to file for reelection at the Division of Election

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 12, 2021

Natural gas has been a target of climate activists in Scotland, so where does that leave Alaska's vast reserves? Also, Sen. Lisa Murkowski dismisses attacks from Trump as she files for reelection. And a first-time Indigenous musical festival felt like a family reunion.

Alaska’s cannabis industry increasingly competitive, with most retail shops per capita in U.S.

Insiders say the industry is very competitive and cannabis entrepreneurs have to be shrewd to keep their businesses alive.

How Anchorage’s ‘flufftastic’ snowfall exceeded forecasters’ expectations

National Weather Service climate researcher Brian Brettschneider -- back for our Ask a Climatologist segment -- says there are a couple reasons for that.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 11, 2021

A crowd-sourced list of Alaskans accused of abuse may offer some accountability but in the form of vigilante justice. Also, Glacier Bay National Park studies the risk for landslides and tsunamis. And how Anchorage ended up with more than a foot of light snow, and why it matters.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Not without controversy, the Alaska Redistricting Board finalizes it's legislative districts map. Also, a wolf hunt on Prince of Wales Island fuels controversy. And a classic Juneau hole-in-the-wall restaurant opens a replica in Anchorage.
A tall snowy mountain, its peak peaking out through the clouds.

Failed Denali summit and serious accident lead to false report charges for Utah doctor

Dr. Jason Lance is an Ogden, Utah-based radiologist who now faces charges of interfering with a government employee, violating a lawful order and making a false report.
A man in winter clothing stands on ice near a hole with a stick that he's using to ice fish.

New research shows how Alaska subsistence harvesters are having to adapt to climate change

Kristen Green, an Alaska-based Ph.D. student in environment and resources at Stanford University, says a lot of research on subsistence adaptations due to climate change has been theoretical, so she and her fellow researchers went to interview the harvesters themselves.
A man in winter clothing stands on ice near a hole with a stick that he's using to ice fish.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

In a close vote, Alaska's redistricting board approves a final map. Also, the seaweed industry in Alaska could get a boost from a high-tech food preservation method. And a new study looks at how climate change has impacted subsistence harvesters in Northwest Alaska.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 8, 2021

Alaska is a big winner in the federal infrastructure bill. Also, hunters from Pilot Station describe being stranded at a fish camp for more than a week. And remembering Chuck Bundrant, who started as a deckhand and went on to lead America's largest seafood company.
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What to know about Biden’s 3 COVID vaccine mandates

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President Biden has issued three vaccine mandates. They cover different groups of workers, and they don’t cover everyone.
A woman stands in front of a colorful mural.

How this Anchorage muralist is making her mark on the city

Rejoy Armamento's pieces often celebrate women and diversity, sometimes on part of a wall inside a local business, sometimes outdoors across the entire side of a building. Some recent work included focusing on women of color who work as food vendors in Anchorage.
A woman stands in front of a colorful mural.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 5, 2021

Petersburg deals with a significant COVID-19 outbreak. Also, an Anchorage artist is making her mark on the city, quite literally. And a musher from Patagonia finds a temporary home in Alaska.
A boy in a mask gets a shot.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Seven hunters have been stranded at a fish camp for a week after the Yukon iced over. Also, Alaska parents rush to get their younger kids vaccinated against COVID-19. And as the pandemic drags on, childcare centers are struggling to find workers.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sen. Lisa Murkowski votes with Democrats to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act. Also, a study shows Alaska State Troopers are understaffed in Western Alaska. And a 30-year-old message in a bottle washes up on a beach near Skagway.
A woman with glasses and gray hair in a red blazer jacket poses, facing the camera and smiling.

Mat-Su voters favor Edna DeVries for borough mayor

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show DeVries with about 58% of the votes in a three-way race.
A river runs rapidly.

Ask a Climatologist: Unwavering atmospheric river soaked Southcentral Alaska

National Weather Service climate researcher Brian Brettschneider — back for our Ask a Climatologist segment — says the atmospheric river was notable both for the rainfall totals it brought and the duration of the heavy rain.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Lawmakers contemplate future sessions where the price of oil brings some budget relief. Also, the NTSB concludes its investigation on the fatal plane crash in Unalaska in 2019. And a training in Anchorage can help friends and family learn how to intervene before a suicide attempt.

Anchorage businessman to pay back pandemic relief money he lied to get, prosecutors say

In May, federal prosecutors accused Bob Gross, 65, of lying on applications for CARES Act funding about things like how many people he employed and how much revenue his businesses generated.