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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Gov. Mike Dunleavy and other state leaders share steps the state is taking to try to reduce the recent surge in coronavirus cases. And, Southeast Alaska subsistence users react to the "Roadless Rule" rollback. And, UA researchers look to sewage for information about the coronavirus.
A chart shows that nearly every region in Anchorage is in a "high alert" level.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Anchorage officials issue a public health advisory but no further restrictions, pleading with residents to adhere to safety precautions as coronavirus cases continue to surge. And, calls for lockdowns as the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta sees some of the highest infection rates in the country. Plus, after seven months, Juneau’s residential substance abuse treatment facility will reopen.
A female teacher points to a word projected on a white board in a classroom with three students sitting a tables facing the front of the classroom

Tutoring programs give a window into what reopened Anchorage schools may look like

The Anchorage School District's tutoring program is targeting children who most need in-person instruction, and testing out its protocols for when more students return to classrooms in November.
As seen from the air, a giant glacier in a fjord

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Between early voting and absentee ballots - what will Election night in Alaska look like this year? And, state health officials warn of an overwhelmed healthcare system if coronavirus cases continue to surge. Plus, scientists think there was a massive glacial dam release recently in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 26, 2020

Senator Murkowski votes "yes" to confirm the president's Supreme Court pick- Amy Coney Barrett. And, trump goes on the stump for Alaska's Republican congressional candidates. Plus, a decision by the state's high court on a legal dispute over Tlingit artifacts.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 23, 2020

Candidates running to represent Alaska in Washington, D.C. begin their last few rounds of debate. And, the surge of coronavirus cases in Alaska is reaching record highs. Plus, how will Anchorage's new acting mayor lead Alaska's biggest city?
A man in a baseball cap takes a picture of his food on the sidewalk

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Some people exposed to COVID-19 are refusing to quarantine or cooperate with contact tracers. And, many Alaskans continue to wait for extended unemployment payments approved two months ago. Plus, a fan of Anchorage takeout takes it upon himself to share the love.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In Anchorage, where coronavirus cases are surging, parents and teachers push back on school reopening. And, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta officials say the number of COVID tests returning positive is dangerously high. Plus, a film about intentional acts of kindness features a Congolese family's arrival to Alaska.
two kids do their homework in separate booths at a restaurant

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Some Alaskans receive a threatening email telling them how to vote in the upcoming election. And, an Anchorage family in their third month of online learning. Plus, why some campaign signs in Juneau disappeared from a resident's home.
A grey, weathered, single room building in the middle of a grasssy field

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 19, 2020

Alaskans line up to cast their ballots as early in-person voting begins. And, lack of running water is linked to covid-19 outbreaks in some Alaska communities. Plus, a new animated series works to attract a modern audience to Alaska Native stories.
An adult man stands with a group of people speaking into a microphone in front of signs that say "Defend the Sacred"

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 16, 2020

A judge rules the Governor's vetoes of court system funding over abortion rulings were unconstitutional. And, Native youth are concerned that climate change is nearly absent from the AFN convention agenda. Plus, more bears show up in Haines this year looking for food.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 15, 2020

The state will relax some restrictions on travel in and out of Alaska starting tonight. And, the bizarre string of events that led to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation. Plus, the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention kicked off with a focus on political leadership.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Who will take over following Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation? And, Ravn airlines looks to get back up and running. Plus, Elders and Youth attendees reflect on this year's conference.
People clap at the Anchorage Assembly meeting.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigns. And, a new study highlights different types of homelessness in Anchorage. Plus, the federal government says it’s investing millions in internet infrastructure for coastal Alaska.
A woman stands to the side of a fishing boat named Axel leaning with her hand on the boat

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lawyers argue Alaskans shouldn't need a witness to sign their ballot during a pandemic. And, needy Alaska communities get connected with fishermen unable to sell their fish. Plus, scientists say climate change is leading sea urchins to devour reefs in the Aleutian Islands.
A man in a suit faces a woman in a suit. they are in a wood-paneled room in front of a fireplace with a U.S. flag beside it.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan says he's impressed with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. And, an Anchorage homeless woman's photo sparks a conversation about mental health. Plus, thinning sea ice leads to more bowhead whales killed by orcas.
a sign that says "Wipe on Wipe off" in the corridor leading to the movie theater. A family walks at the end.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

With jury trials suspended for months, some Alaskans' lives are on hold, in pre-trial detention. And, some Anchorage residents spend a night out at recently reopened movie theaters. Plus, a new trail in Soldotna attracts different users.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 28, 2020

A coronavirus pause on jury trials for six months and counting leaves some Alaskans waiting for their day in court. And, inmates in Juneau say programming has been limited too much during the pandemic. Plus, weak salmon runs this year threaten the dog mushing along the Yukon.
The wooden sign at Russian Jack Springs Park of DeBarr Road.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 25, 2020

The Trump administration plans to rollback the long-debated Roadless Rule. And, Bethel leaders focus on incentives rather than enforcement-- in getting residents tested for Covid-19. Plus, wildlife officials in Anchorage are looking for a bear that charged some young campers- and then ran.
Three tarot cards next to each other one of a woman in childs pose under water, another of a humpback whale, and another o two birds in a nest.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Alaskans will soon vote on a measure that could change the state's election process. And, building a unique-to-Alaska deck of tarot cards. Plus, researchers consider the effect of wild fires on mental health.