Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 1, 2022

Fire danger heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend prompts emergency burn bans. A ruling on states' powers to prosecute on tribal land is among recent, major Supreme Court decisions. And a traditional Filipino folk dance makes a comeback in Juneau.

‘There’s no treatment’: Anchorage bird rescue faces avian influenza

Bird TLC is one of a few bird rehabilitation centers in Alaska still accepting birds. Now, along with eagles with broken wings and orphaned baby ducks, they’re also getting birds with bird flu.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 30, 2022

As the Sullivan Arena shelter closes in Anchorage, people prepare to camp outside. Also, firefighters prepare for lightning in the Interior as fires burn throughout the state. And rare genetic mutation in Sitka's cat population.
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State health officials stress importance of vaccinating youngest Alaskans against COVID

Health officials also emphasized how thorough the research was on pediatric vaccines before they were authorized.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Why so many ballots from rural Alaska were rejected in the special primary election. Also, Democratic House candidate Mary Peltola has a reputation for being nice. And state health officials tell parents it's important to get young kids vaccinated.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Victims rights advocates are concerned after a man accused in a stabbing was found incompetent to stand trial. Also, community leaders respond after Anchorage opens a public campground to homeless residents. And restaurant owners struggle to hire workers during a busy summer season.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 27, 2022

Special election candidates share their views on abortion. Also, Anchorage opens a public campground to homeless residents as the state's largest shelter prepares to close. And the University of Alaska Southeast will offer free Alaska Native language classes to students this fall.
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Covenant House opens long-term housing, job training facilities for homeless youth

Covey Academy offers vocational training, housing and connections to community organizations.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 24, 2022

Alaskans react to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Also, new programs for homeless youth in Anchorage combine housing and job training. And this could be Anchorage's warmest June on record.
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Alaska U.S. Sen. Murkowski votes to advance bipartisan gun safety act

Murkowski called the bill responsible and says she doesn’t think it infringes on Second Amendment rights.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the bipartisan gun bill does not take Second Amendment rights away from responsible gun owners. Also, Anchorage’s ombudsman is reviewing complaints about a t-shirt the city’s HR director wore at a meeting. And a district court judge rules that Cook Inlet drift fishermen can fish the inlet's federal waters.
A girl in a pink shirt and mask gets a shot

Alaskans under age 5 can now get COVID vaccines

In Anchorage, vaccines are available at Fairweather’s Tikahtnu Commons clinic and a pop-up clinic in Fairview every day for the rest of the month.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Republican Tara Sweeney says her campaign will not sue over elections officials' decision that she cannot advance to the special U.S. House election. Also, firefighters, aircraft and other resources are heading north to Alaska's wildfires. And after three years without service, Alaskans board a ferry to British Columbia.

As drive-through testing sites close, Alaska begins ‘privatizing COVID’

Most drive-up COVID testing sites in Anchorage are set to close by June 30 as demand drops and funding runs out. The few sites that will stay open aren’t offering testing to uninsured Alaskans.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A federal fisheries council declines action on salmon bycatch. And after weeks of heated debate, a drag queen leads story time at the Ketchikan library.

In this Anchorage summer school classroom, ‘academic confidence’ is the goal

District leaders say summer school is an opportunity to gain math and reading skills — and to boost students’ confidence — after two years of the pandemic.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 20, 2022

A federal fisheries council declines action on salmon bycatch. And after weeks of heated debate, a drag queen leads story time at the Ketchikan library.
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Two days of activities planned for Juneteenth in Anchorage

Anchorage will celebrate Juneteenth with two days of activities in Delaney Park. The event will feature guest speakers, a pageant, music, dance performances and food vendors.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 17, 2022

Fire crews in the Interior are on standby as the weather forecast calls for thunderstorms. Also, St. Mary's residents are staying cautious as the threat of the fire decreases. And high gas prices aren't stopping RV-ers from visiting Alaska.