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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 26, 2021

A major Alaska foundation helps purchase property to support homeless services in Anchorage. And, Petersburg experiences a COVID outbreak across all age groups. Plus, can the energy failure that happened in Texas happen in Alaska too?
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 25, 2021

The University of Alaska Board of Regents grants Anchorage’s hockey and gymnastics teams more time to fundraise. And, Ketchikan businesses brace for another summer without tourists. Plus, how some Unalaska teachers are approaching Black History Month this year.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Alaska Native leaders closely watch the confirmation process for Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland. And, an Anchorage vaccination clinic sets up in a Samoan church to reach the Pacific Islander community. Plus, once a national leader in COVID cases, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta now leads in vaccinations.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Congresswoman Deb Haaland's confirmation for Interior Secretary begins with broad support from Alaska Native leaders. And, several small Alaska communities have managed to stay COVID free throughout the pandemic. Plus, a Petersburg family deals with a destructive fire and robbery.

Fears dissipate, horizons expand after one month of in-person learning in Anchorage classroom

Students are following protocols and the number of people in ASD reporting positive covid cases has been fairly low.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 19th, 2021

Congressman Don Young defends allowing weapons into committee hearing rooms. And, the Sea Life Center celebrates at its annual gala after bouncing back from the brink of closure. Plus, an Anchorage teacher marks one month of teaching in-person.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Alaska sees some of its lowest COVID case counts in months. And, musher Dallas Seavey returns to the Iditarod after a scandal rocked his career four years ago. Plus, a project in Unalakleet aims to create more affordable housing using shipping containers.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Senator Lisa Murkowski addresses the state of the Republican party and her vote to convict former President Trump. And, a typical trip to Chilkat Lake leads to an atypical encounter for a group of Haines residents. Plus, mushers share new insights at the end of the altered Yukon Quest sled dog race.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Months after the election, a surprise contributor sheds light on Alaska's changing election law. And, the family of a man killed at a Kodiak military base looks for answers. Plus, Dan Kaduce wins the Summit Quest 300 sled dog race.
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Politics take center stage as Anchorage school board race gets underway

After a year of difficult decision-making more people are interested in influencing the non-partisan body.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 15th, 2021

State officials sort through what happens now that Alaska's emergency powers for COVID-19 have expired. And, Anchorage looks to residents for funding police body cameras. Plus, Richie Diehl wins his first Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race in record-breaking time.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 12th, 2021

The legislature has failed to extend the state's pandemic disaster declaration. And, Wasilla police come under scrutiny after video of a woman's arrest goes viral. Plus, legendary musher Aliy Zirkle says this year will be her last Iditarod.

Now vaccine eligible, Anchorage teachers ready to get back to class

Initially, teachers were separated into different eligibility tiers, but the state changed course, opening vaccines to educators of all ages.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Tens of thousands more Alaskans are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. And, the state's disaster declaration is about to expire and the Dunleavy administration is scrambling to prepare. Plus, teachers in Anchorage jump at the chance to get vaccinated.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Alaska's senators react to a dramatic day of arguments in former President Trump's second impeachment trial. And, what happens if Governor Dunleavy allows the state's pandemic disaster declaration to expire? Plus, a new radio show helps Anchorage residents pass the time while waiting for COVID tests.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Alaska officials team up with local researchers to study new strains of the coronavirus. And, hundreds of millions of dollars in federal rent relief aid will be available to Alaskans this month. Plus, what happens when pregnant rural moms can't get to city hospitals.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 8th, 2021

After more than three weeks without drinking water, Governor Dunleavy sends state aid to Tuluksak. And, a popular Seward mural gets an upgrade. Plus, hundreds of scientists push for Indigenous inclusion in Arctic research.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 5th, 2021

Dr. Zink tackles false information claiming Alaskans have died from the COVID-19 vaccine. And, why the state's largest homeless shelter has seen so few COVID cases. Plus, individual donations of bottled water to Tuluksak outpace the state's contributions.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Alaska might not see cruise ships this year after Canada extends its ban. And, a candidate for mayor of Seattle discusses growing up in Delta Junction. Plus, the New Stuyahok school focuses on subsistence education during the pandemic.
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As Anchorage students return to classrooms, COVID risk and learning loss top list of concerns

While relatively few COVID-19 tests have come back positive, the latest grade data shows an increase in failing marks.