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Two patrons open the door to Kriner's Diner on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 7, 2020

Some physicians worry data on Alaska’s healthcare capacity isn't telling the whole story. And, judge sides with the city of Anchorage against a defiant restaurant. Plus, a new brewery opens in Sitka.
Two patrons at a booth in Little Dipper Diner. Several empty tables and booths surround the patrons

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Anchorage restaurant owners are furious with the mayor's shutdown order. And, parents in Juneau want more details on the school start plan. Plus, how difficult is it to cross the Canadian border right now?
The Wilderness Adventurer, an Uncruise Adventures boat, tied up in Juneau on July 31, 2020.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Alaska's first cruise cuts its sailing short after a passenger get a positive COVID test result, enrollment in the state's largest school district is down, and syphilis cases in Alaska are up.

‘Enrollment is significantly down’ says Anchorage School District two weeks before school start

Hundreds of students have already chosen other programs while thousands have yet to verify their enrollment with the district.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The latest on the Recall Dunleavy campaign, an Anchorage restaurant defies city's shut down order, and a fishing community struggles without its fish.
The Wilderness Adventurer, an Uncruise Adventures boat, tied up in Juneau on July 31, 2020.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 3, 2020

A healthcare executive resigns following her husband's firing, a small cruise sets sail, and tug boats keep Alaskans supplied.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 31, 2020

An Alaska state representative and six others died today after two planes collided midair near Soldotna. And, critics say a recent environmental policy change could cut the public out of the process. Plus, how did a decertified police officer find work at a Sitka jail?

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Senator Lisa Murkowski condemns President Trump's tweet predicting election fraud. And, Ketchikan's school board votes for a normal school schedule this fall. Plus, fishing activists lobby for more help.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Anchorage extends its emergency proclamation citing the increase in COVID-19 cases. And, the Interior Department prepares to open its Alaska office for investigating cases of murdered and missing indigenous people. Plus, residents split between Newtok and Mertarvik question the fairness of their law enforcement.

Alaska teachers are cautiously optimistic about upcoming, atypical school year

There is still some uncertainty about what the start of school will look like as the number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase statewide. But several Alaska teachers from around the state said they are cautiously optimistic.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Workers in Alaska hope the state's senators will support extending federal unemployment benefits. And, some Mertarvik residents say moving farther from the Newtok airport has led to preventable deaths. Plus, fish processors in Unalaska have mixed reviews about evacuating staff during the recent tsunami warning.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 27, 2020

Some residents say they're healthier after moving away from the eroding Newtok village. And, staff at Southeast domestic violence shelters worry about why they're seeing fewer calls for help. Plus, a Catholic school in Kodiak closes for the foreseeable future.

Private Christian schools in Anchorage grapple with outpouring of alumni stories about racial discrimination

Alumni say they were inspired by recent protests across the country, and hope change can take place in Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hospitals in Anchorage say they're seeing more people with symptoms of COVID-19. And, regional airlines stay afloat after buying some of Ravn's assets. Plus, Ketchikan rallies around an artist whose work was vandalized.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Some teachers in Anchorage feel the district's reopening plan is not cautious enough. And, the Sitka Assembly votes to remove a statue of a Russian colonist. Plus, the Ketchikan community continues to discuss police reform.

Anxiety, then relief for international college students in Alaska after week of changing rules

The rules, issued by ICE, said students would need to take classes in-person this fall or leave the country.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Officials say young people are driving the increase in Alaska's coronavirus cases. And, international students in Alaska react to new guidance from the Trump administration. Plus, a new FCC program could help tribes provide broadband to their communities.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 13, 2020

Lost visitor revenue could force Alaska's SeaLife center to close for good. And, Juneau provides jobs for unemployed seasonal workers. Plus, new research on the impact of Alaska's oil industry on polar bears.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 10, 2020

Hospitalizations in Anchorage more than doubled this week as positive coronavirus cases continue to increase. And, more Alaskans are visiting outdoor spaces and leaving a mess behind. Plus, Wasilla High School's administrators grapple with debate around the school's Native American mascot.
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Alaska pediatricians agree with national org, encourage in-person school this fall

They say it's important to consider the risks of keeping children out of school; schools can and should reopen where it's safe to do so.