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Anchorage students to continue online learning through end of quarter

Staffing challenges at local hospitals and within the district is preventing school buildings from reopening ASD said.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Health officials say the state's healthcare system is cracking under the weight of the pandemic. And, Southeast Alaska communities explore the idea of tourism bubbles. Plus, Alaskans look for covid-safe ways of socializing this winter.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 23, 2020

Will oil companies participate in a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? And, a look at Alaska's newest legislators. Plus, Anchorage restaurants see demand for take-out Thanksgiving dinners.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 20, 2020

Public records suggest an Alaska agency has been collaborating with the Pebble Mine on its permit application. And, hard-hit Anchorage restaurants prepare for more restrictions as case counts soar. Plus, Anchorage health officials say contact tracing has become too difficult.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 19, 2020

What will it take to get a coronavirus vaccine to Alaska's rural and remote communities? And, a shipwrecked fisherman gets an unexpected rescue. Plus, college students join a Sitka program to take in-person classes.

Enrollment in neighborhood schools drops statewide, leaders say budget crisis is on the way

The number of students enrolled in neighborhood schools statewide decreased by 13%, and the number of students in homeschool programs nearly doubled.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Anchorage Daily News learns more about what Alaska officials knew of the former attorney general's misconduct. And, the electric school bus in Tok survives a cold snap earlier this month. Plus, Pollock move north, threatening Alaska's billion dollar industry.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Governor Dunleavy issues several health orders under a new disaster declaration. And, a Sitka science teacher wins one of the highest honors in her field by featuring traditional knowledge. Plus, the Anchorage Assembly extends the city's emergency declaration.
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Anchorage School District projects $15 million loss due to lowered student enrollment

The district’s annual financial report shows many families have left the district for statewide homeschool and private school programs.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 16, 2020

Former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and other Alaska Republicans sick with the coronavirus. Congressman Don Young was released from the hospital yesterday. And, how Alaska health officials are preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, Alaska's elite skiers weigh the risks of international competition this season.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 13, 2020

U.S. congressional candidates Alyse Galvin and Al Gross concede. And, hospital officials across Alaska say the surge in covid cases is threatening healthcare systems. Plus, a new video game is set in the Southeast community of Hoonah.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 12, 2020

As COVID cases surge, Governor Dunleavy urges Alaskans to commit to safe practices. And, a new documentary examines the Pebble Mine's potential impact on Cook Inlet Belugas. Plus, sports that allow for better social distancing gain popularity during the pandemic.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Juneau health professionals say they're seeing more mental health issues among kids. And, chicken coop keepers in Bethel wonder what's killing all their chickens. Plus, the Anchorage Assembly will now tax e-cigarettes like other tobacco products.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The true number of COVID cases in Alaska is even higher than reported. And, Anchorage residents debate the risks and rewards of in-person learning. Plus, an Inupiaq dancer from Kotzebue appears in the President-elect's victory video.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 9, 2020

Alaska politicians have mixed responses to Joe Biden's presidential victory. And, several coastal communities were battered by storms over the weekend. Plus, Alex Trebek's connection to, and love of, Alaska's musk oxen.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 6, 2020

Anchorage's acting mayor tightens restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. And, Native communities around the country react to a nationally televised election graphic. Plus, how a pet cat from Washington State ended up in Kenai and the effort to get him back home.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 5, 2020

People in and out of Alaska question the decision to wait to count mailed-in ballots. And, a federal judge puts a speed bump in the way of selling genetically modified salmon. Plus, Alaska's Pacific Islander community battles against the rapid spread of COVID-19.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Despite thousands of ballots still to count, Alaska candidates and campaigns are ready to predict winners and losers. And, Senator Sullivan is not backing President Trump's false claim to victory. Plus, the Anchorage School District continues the debate over reopening classrooms.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Alaskans head to the polls on the final day of voting in the 2020 election. And, thousands of Alaskans ask Gov. Dunleavy to restore money for snow plowing in Turnagain Pass. Plus, a Unalakleet woman fights the government over toxic chemicals spilled on her property.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 2, 2020

A group in Anchorage tries to amplify the concerns of Alaska's second-largest ethnic voting demographic. And, the story of one Kodiak woman's life long passion for voting. Plus, high speed winds blow through Anchorage.