Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Kirsten Swann is a producer and reporter for Alaska Public Media.

The Anchorage Museum's historical record of the Nov. 30 quake will include viral memes and verses published via Facebook and Twitter.

The play “New Kid,” written by Dennis Foon and performed by students with the UAA theatre department, tells a story about immigration, bullying, friendship, acceptance and overcoming cultural and language barriers.

Climate change will cost Alaska hundreds of millions per year, report finds; Is there something for everyone in a new vision for Tongass roads?; Icebreaker could lose out to wall; What’s behind a wave of threats in Anchorage schools?; Community forum focuses on helping people who are homeless with improved behavioral health care; National Guard rescues pilot and passenger after Montague Island plane crash; New legislation improves earthquake preparedness in Alaska; Climate, infrastructure impact Alaska heating costs; Real or fake? Christmas tree companies compete for customers

Murkowski all in for Hyde-Smith, despite ‘hanging’ remark; Appeals court ruling mixed on Alaska campaign finance laws; Johnson murder trial begins; ConocoPhillips executive: more land around Teshekpuk Lake should be available for drilling; As oceans heats up off Northwest Alaska, the fishing does too; Fisheries managers report declining halibut stocks; University of Alaska patents data synthesis computer program; Dillingham man arrested with $55,000 worth of meth in suitcase; Rescuers free tangled whale in Southeast Alaska

Dunleavy administration announces key cabinet positions; Walker introduces state budget proposal; Fairbanks House race officially tied, ballots remain; After a huge eruption of ash, Mount Veniaminof quiets down; Nuclear power in Alaska? Experts say it’s not as far-fetched as you think; Science and traditional knowledge converge in North Slope Borough’s bowhead whale program; Otter skin sewing workshops promote ‘sustainable cottage industry’ in coastal Alaska

House District One race still tied, headed for coin toss; New federal report: Climate change is going to be expensive in Alaska and impact every household in the state; Medicaid decision allows more beds for substance abuse treatment; Small Business Saturday spotlights Alaska companies; Scientists map shifting migration around Alaska mountains, using GPS-equipped eagles; Bethel remembers Mary Ciuniq Pete; AK: Heated by hot springs, Tenakee Springs Museum tells community’s story; 49 Voices: Russell Sell of Anchorage

This year on Nov. 24, shoppers can find specials deals at 33 participating shops and restaurants around Downtown Anchorage, according to the Downtown Partnership.

Tied Fairbanks legislative race headed for coin toss; Walker questions Dunleavy transition’s approach to resignations; Dunleavy names construction advocate to lead Department of Transportation; An unexpected agency weighs in on offshore Arctic oil drilling: NASA; Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning; Seismic work in ANWR this winter? Time will tell; Fast ferry returns to Lynn Canal for the holidays; Dunleavy’s win leaves a lot of uncertainty for rural education; Master carver creates healing totem for abuse survivors

Sullivan weighs in on Mueller investigation; Trump administration moves to open environmentally sensitive National Petroleum Reserve land to oil drilling; Search continues for White Mountain man missing since Nov. 4; State asks for new housing units to help Alaskans in recovery; Citing E. coli outbreak, US officials say don't eat romaine; Fairbanks City Council approves homeless camp removal ordinance; Things are heating up for Alaska pollock — and it’s putting them in the mood to spawn; Anchorage School Board votes to close Mount Spurr Elementary School; Ask a Climatologist; Fairbanks considers air quality improvement recommendations; First Costco opens in Fairbanks

Dunleavy transition team requests state worker resignations; New, all-Republican Senate majority forms; Regional manager appointed to lead Department of Labor and Workforce Development; Rep. Young proposes rule change that puts him on GOP panel; Student charged following Anchorage school threat; State suit targets Forty Mile River; Reconnecting with roots at Alaska Native languages summit; Chukchi Sea polar bears thriving, study shows; Tooth boosts archaeological research
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While police and Anchorage School District administrators determined the threat was a prank, the district said it takes such actions "extremely seriously.”
July 24, 2018 in Washington, DC

Ongoing vote counting flips tight Fairbanks legislative races; Dunleavy inaugural celebration schedule announced; Murkowski won’t block judges to get Mueller protection bill; Heroin disguised as Christmas package seized in Anchorage; Chukchi Sea polar bears thriving, study shows; Municipalities share state funding concerns; Lt. Gov. returns to Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta; ADF&G forecasts a ‘return to normal’ for Bristol Bay sockeye in 2019; State taps Portugal. The Man, other local bands for new hold music

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is working with statewide partners to hire a rural homelessness coordinator.

Civil suit filed in controversial Anchorage assault case; Shrugging off lawsuit, Trump administration forges ahead with offshore Arctic drilling proposal; Dunleavy seeks regulation freeze; Coast Guard bill would end EPA permit mandate for fishing boats; Juneau seasonal cold weather emergency shelter begins operations Thursday; With election of Dunleavy, is climate action team out in the cold?; Anchorage teachers, school district reach contract agreement; The only thing people in Crooked Creek agree on about the Donlin Mine is that it’s coming; It was quite a week for Marko Cheseto, who became a marathoner and an American in a 3-day span

Dunleavy names new Natural Resources Commissioner; Fairbanks vote counting flips tight races; Report: Data lacking on murdered Native women; Anchorage mayor proposes alcohol tax to fund health, safety; Judge allows some political signs, but maintains state ban on highway billboards; A changing military brings fewer Alaska Natives into the ranks; DNR proposes auctioning planned Interior Veterans Cemetery site; British Columbia moves to clean defunct Juneau-area metals mine; Kuskokwim 300 race nominated to Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Leads shift in still-undecided Fairbanks elections; Jury delivers verdict in ex-cop's lawsuit; Justices wrestle how to set hovercraft case apart from subsistence; As the climate changes, Alaska’s DOT works to keep up; UA regents approve budget proposal; With no probation officer in Dillingham, how does supervision work in Bristol Bay?; Alaska contractors flock to new military construction projects; Fairbanks hires law firms to advise on suing over groundwater-contaminating chemicals; Alaska Mental Health Trust considers Canadian partnership to develop metals mine

Organized through the Anchorage Public Library, the teen open mic sessions are a way for young musicians and poets to practice performing in front of a live audience. Listen now

Before acclaimed South African musician Vusi Mahlasela kicked off his Alaska tour this month, he hosted a special show for inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. Listen now

Byron Mallott resigns; Feds approve second Conoco oil project in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska; Elders and Youth conference continues in Anchorage; Sitka police officer files suit; DEA hosts Fairbanks opioid summit; Togiak tribal authorities seize smuggled alcohol; Rural Alaska populations on the rise; Petersburg Assembly rejects Tongass timber sale audit Listen now

This week we're hearing from Gloria Johnson in Anchorage. Johnson is the superintendent of the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River. Listen now