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

Training ramps up with wildfire season

It's wildfire season in Southcentral Alaska and firefighters are gearing up.

Trial opens for couple accused of starting ’15 Willow wildfire

Did an Anchorage couple start the 2015 wildfire that devastated a big swath of Willow? That’s the question for a Palmer jury, which heard opening statements Thursday as the trial over what became known as the Sockeye Fire began. Listen now

Murkowski meets with students, seniors but no town hall

Alaska’s senior U.S. senator spent Wednesday in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough but has no events open to the public scheduled during the Senate's recess.
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Unnecessary sedation at center of dentist’s fraud charges

An Anchorage dentist and his office manager are facing charges of fraud over unnecessarily sedating patients and then charging Medicaid. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Troopers: Peaceful end to Seward Highway shots fired incident

A man who fired shots near Girdwood and apparently fled the area prompted Alaska State Troopers to close the Seward Highway from Girdwood to south of Portage on Monday morning. Listen now

Anchorage air traffic controller wins award for Bering Sea save

An air traffic controller in Anchorage has been honored for helping a pilot land his disabled jet on a remote Bering Sea island. Listen now

Concern for seniors as pioneer homes caught in budget battle

Residents and staff at the Palmer and Juneau pioneer homes, the state-run senior-care facilities, have been put on notice that a budget battle in the Alaska legislature is threatening to displace them. Listen now

GCI: Law enforcement investigating damaged fiber cable, outages

Alaska's largest telecommunications company, GCI, has blamed statewide outages over the weekend on intentional damage to a fiber optic cable in Midtown Anchorage. Listen now
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Seward Highway construction begins in Anchorage

Among the massive road projects kicking off this year is an upgrade to a section of the Seward Highway running through Anchorage. Listen now
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Troopers: Anchorage snowmachiner dead in wreck near Willow

An Anchorage man is dead after an apparent snowmachine wreck near Willow this week, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Colorado-based conglomerate buys GCI

Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, GCI, has been acquired by a larger conglomerate. Listen now
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Specialty crop grant deadline approaches

'Tis the season for specialty crop grant applications. The grants are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's effort to expand certain crops and are distributed by the state Division of Agriculture. Listen now

Mat-Su Borough budget proposals expect over $12M shortfall

From Public Safety to Platting, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s various departments have unveiled their latest round of budget requests. Listen now

Mat-Su School District Superintendent abruptly resigns

After a sudden resignation, Alaska’s second largest school district finds itself in need of a superintendent for the second time in under a year. Listen now

Popular program puts STEM in kids’ hands

Dozens of middle school students are in Anchorage from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District for hands-on learning at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering program (ANSEP). Listen now

Wasilla man, trooper dog killed in weekend shooting

A Wasilla man and a trooper dog are both dead after a shooting incident on the Parks Highway over the weekend. Listen now

Palmer man faces federal charges in 2016 double homicide

A Palmer man faces federal charges in a Wasilla double homicide last summer, and the defendant, 30-year-old John Pearl Smith II, could face the death penalty. Listen now

Mat-Su Borough bans trapping on some public land

A ban on trapping within some public lands in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is now official, after a yearlong push by concerned trail users. Listen now