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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

To protest borough’s invocation policy, resident worships the Flying Spaghetti Monster

A Homer man is fighting against the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's already contentious invocation policy in a new way: by worshipping the flying spaghetti monster. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

King Cove and feds reach deal on controversial road; State report details potential health impacts of climate change; Republican lawmaker resigns to focus on gubernatorial campaign; Alaskan skiers dominate top of podiums at US Nationals; Knik 200 begins Southcentral sled dog racing season; St. Seraphim Church’s parish sends out its slavii stars on Christmas; Sitka Salmon Share expanding to Midwest; To protest borough’s invocation policy, resident worships the Flying Spaghetti MonsterListen now
Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, on the floor of the Senate during debate about the state operating budget, March 14, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

Republican lawmaker resigns to focus on gubernatorial campaign

Republican gubernatorial hopeful and Wasilla resident Mike Dunleavy is resigning from the state Senate to focus on campaigning. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

With new life under Trump administration, fresh Pebble Mine details released; Coastal communities react to proposal to open nearly all Alaska offshore waters to drilling; Kuskokwim Bay communities seek aid after wind storm; Study recounts discovery of ‘ancient Beringian’ ancestors of indigenous peoples; 'Microbial Worlds' art exhibit bridges arts, sciences; AK: Leaving Alaska on the ferry; 49 Voices: Frieda Koper in Anchorage

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

Trump administration proposes vast increase to offshore oil leasing in Alaska; Uncertainty in Alaska as Trump administration upends cannabis policy; Alaska state regulators urge caution to investors eyeing cryptocurrencies; Ambulance, vehicle crash kills 1 in Wasilla; Popular new pet trend driving antler theft in Anchorage; Halibut commission might tighten catch limits; Patterson siblings inch closer to Olympics with US National wins; Ask a Climatologist: 2017 was hot around the globe, warm in Alaska. Listen now

Anchorage firefighter wins nearly $780,000 in lawsuit against city

The municipality of Anchorage has paid one of its firefighters more than three-quarters of a million dollars after his successful lawsuit against the fire department. Listen now

Mat-Su teacher contract negotiations hit impasse over pay, health insurance

Contract negotiations for teachers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District are stalled after months of talks, and the teachers union and school district are headed to mediation sometime early next year. Listen now

Landslide south of Anchorage creates ‘unusual’ highway blockage

A landslide early Monday on the Seward Highway blocked traffic between Anchorage and points south for more than five hours. Listen now

ACLU sounds alarm on non-criminal immigrant detentions in Anchorage

The Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is raising the alarm about what it characterizes as a raid by federal immigration authorities in Anchorage this week. Listen now

Alaska marijuana regulators issue first-ever license revocation after slew of violations

One of Alaska's biggest makers of edible cannabis products has been stripped of its license in an unprecedented move by state regulators. Listen now
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Alaska investigators nab 3 in botnet attacks, ‘click fraud’ scam

Three young men have pleaded guilty in Alaska to writing malicious computer software that infected and took control of hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices, including common household routers. Listen now

With 35th homicide this year, Anchorage hits an all-time high

The number of homicides in Alaska's largest city has again hit an all-time high. Listen now

Despite decades of backcountry experience, beloved coach died in avalanche

The recent avalanche death of a longtime Anchorage ski coach with decades of experience in Alaska’s mountains shocked those who knew him. Listen now

Alaska-grown Portugal. The Man gets first Grammy nomination

Portugal. The Man started out as a modest indie band with deep roots in Alaska and has since ascended to national, even international, popularity. Listen now

With future once uncertain, veterans memorial wall to get new home in Wasilla

A memorial in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough honoring Alaska veterans is on track to get a new home in Wasilla. Listen now

Hatcher Pass receives $500,000 grant for new chairlift

Hatcher Pass is now a half-million dollars closer to having a chairlift for snowboarders and skiers. Listen now

Skier dead after avalanche strikes in Hatcher Pass

A skier died in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon in Hatcher Pass, north of Palmer, according to Alaska State Troopers. Listen now
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Along with national recognition, 2 Alaska artists awarded $25,000 each

Alaska was well-represented among recipients of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation's grant awards for painters and sculptors. Listen now

Alaska game board votes touch a menagerie of management issues

The Alaska Board of Game wrapped up its recent meeting in Anchorage on Friday after voting on some changes to statewide hunting regulations. Listen now

First in decades, Anchorage mumps outbreak triples in size

The number of cases reported in Alaska's first mumps outbreak in decades has tripled. Listen now