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

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

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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Student charged following Anchorage school threat

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

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

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

Alaska Municipal League panel spotlights statewide housing shortages, homelessness

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

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

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

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

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

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

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

At Anchorage library open mic, teen performers take center stage

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

AK: Vusi Mahlasela, ‘The Voice,’ sings for Hiland

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

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

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

49 Voices: Gloria Johnson of Anchorage

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