Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage


State makes more funding available for Alaska childcare providers, but some providers say it isn’t enough

The office said the additional money would be one-time funding to cover the costs and expenses from April and May.

Childcare providers say they’re falling through the cracks without pandemic recovery aid

Already operating on razor thin margins, providers wonder if help will come.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Immigrants living under DACA in Alaska, cheer today's Supreme Court decision. And, childcare providers are struggling financially as they seek assistance from the state. Plus, Juneau wants to put $1 million towards funding temporary jobs for locals out of work.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Anchorage police and firefighters struggle to diversify their workforce. And, the Anchorage School District superintendent defends her decision to keep the school resource officer program. Plus, the Northwest Arctic Borough begins to fill long-vacant public safety positions.

Amidst calls for police reform, Anchorage School District opts to keep School Resource Officer program

The program is used across the country and stations local police officers in public schools.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Canada extends its border crossing restrictions. And, the proposed Pebble Mine says it will offers Bristol Bay residents an annual dividend. Anti- mine activists are critical of the tactic. Plus, a new craft store knits together the creative community in Sitka.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 15, 2020

Alaska doctors ask the governor to consider a mask mandate. And, healthcare experts worry about coronavirus fatigue in the state. With a virtual Celebration, Native artists miss out on arts and crafts sales.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 12, 2020

Anchorage's Mayor expresses concern over the increase in coronavirus cases. And, Celebration participants miss going to one of Alaska's largest cultural events. Plus, Santa Claus has a message for kids during this time of uncertainty.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Health officials try to contain a coronavirus outbreak at a transitional care facility in Anchorage. And, Alaska's housing authority will offer rent and mortgage assistance through a lottery. Plus, an art show in Juneau goes virtual.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Senator Lisa Murkowski explains her comments about president Trump's response to protestors. And, how do electric vehicles perform in the Interior Alaska? Plus: coronavirus-related scams circulate in Alaska.

LISTEN: Alaskans share why they are protesting

Alaskans share, in their own words, what the weekends protests mean to them.

With uncertainty about how school will look in the fall, Anchorage parents turn to home school

Some parents are concerned about health, others are looking for educational certainty.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Anchorage officials discuss police practices in the city. And, with the upcoming school year uncertain, more parents in Anchorage consider home schooling. Plus, Ketchikan prepares to welcome small cruise ships to town.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 8, 2020

Alaskans protest peacefully across the state in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. And, Alaska's hospitals struggle to recover from the pandemic financially. Plus, staff in a Juneau nursing home adjust their activities to stay safe during the pandemic.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 5, 2020

The state prepares for out of state travelers arriving with proof that they're COVID free. And, some fear a planned protest in Palmer could turn violent. Plus: child care advocates in Alaska push for funding and reform.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Alaskans respond to a political dust up between Senator Murkowski and President Trump. And, one of the first Alaskans to contract COVID-19 describes his experience. Plus, mountain-bike enthusiasts in Sitka enjoy a new trail.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Some Fairbanks businesses face backlash after anti-racism rallies. And, the city of Palmer suspends its police chief after inflammatory social media posts resurface. Plus, residents in Bethel host a rally for George Floyd.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Homeless advocates hope the pandemic inspires long-term change. And, Alaskans with family in nursing homes wait for in-person visits to restart. Plus, How teens in Aniak started a rescue effort after a recent plane crash.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 1, 2020

Seafood companies are putting their coronavirus plans to the test. And, hundreds of Alaskans rallied last weekend to protest the death of George Floyd. Plus: Alaska's Native Youth Olympians compete online.

Death of George Floyd sparks solidarity rallies across Alaska

Alaskans in the state’s three largest cities take to the streets in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after being arrested. A widely circulated video shows him saying he can’t breathe as a white officer pinned him to the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck.