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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 29, 2020

Canadian officials extend their ban on cruise ships until the end of October. And, Alaska's farmers prepare for increased interest in homegrown food. Plus: a merger shakes up Alaska's seafood industry.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Amidst a budget crisis University of Alaska leaders propose campus mergers. And, Oil company BP shares a digital program it uses to track worker health. Plus: an ecologist tries to crowd source information about fungi.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Some healthcare workers and labor leaders express concern as Alaska reopens. And, the Fairbanks visitors office begins a local marketing strategy. Plus: researchers continue to look into a mass seal death in the Bering and Chukchi seas.

Here’s how the Anchorage School District will create a plan to restart school this fall

The district will provide updates throughout the summer and hopes to have a plan in place by mid-July.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Organizers try to regroup after cancelling this year's Alaska State Fair. And, you can add bikes to the list of things that are hard to find during the pandemic. Plus: businesses in Ketchikan navigate reopening.

This 80-vehicle car parade drives around Anchorage celebrating high school graduates

It's yet another way the community is celebrating the class of 2020 in lieu of a traditional ceremony.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Alaska legislature approves spending more than a billion dollars in federal coronavirus aid. And, what data is influencing Alaska leaders as they move to reopen. Plus: a study of a potential COVID-19 treatment comes to Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Alaska's lawmakers pass bills to spend federal coronavirus funds. And, North Slope oil production creeps back up. Plus: Who was Joe Spenard?

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 18, 2020

A village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is in lock down after a confirmed case of COVID-19. And, some Alaska couples get married in spite of the pandemic. Plus: a seasonal worker that traveled to Dillingham tests positive for COVID-19.

Anchorage high school seniors begin pandemic-style pomp and circumstance ceremonies

Students and teachers mourn the loss of the traditional ceremony and search for ways to mark the occasion.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 15, 2020

An Alaska buyer hopes to scoop up Ravn's assets. And, high school seniors, and teachers, in Anchorage mourn the loss of a traditional graduation ceremony. Plus, A look back at the life of former Lt. Governor Byron Mallott.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 14, 2020

State officials consider whether to maintain the 14 day quarantine for out of state visitors. And, more girls allege a Bethel elementary school principal abused them. Plus: some restaurants are choosing to remain closed to dine in customers.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

An investigation sheds more light on a Bethel elementary school principal's inappropriate behavior. And, The Calista Corporation seeks to form a federally-recognized tribal government in the Yukon-Kuskowim Delta. Plus: New federal rules change Title IX regulations on college campuses.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cities throughout Alaska hope there'll be enough CARES Act funding to go around. And, kids' summer camps adapt to a socially-distant reality. Plus: customers line up to get into Anchorage's bars as they slowly start to reopen.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 11, 2020

The market for Alaska's seafood becomes more unpredictable as the salmon season starts. And, Alaska's tourism industry turns to in-state customers during the pandemic. Plus: Bars throughout the state can start to reopen, but will they?

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 8, 2020

How Alaska's correctional facilities are navigating the pandemic. And, Alaska Native leader and Former Lt. Governor Byron Mallot has died. Plus: How federal funds may be split across the state's transportation needs.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Alaska moves into the second phase of reopening. Plus: seasonal workers from around the world stick around Unalaska between fishing seasons. And, the Mat-Su Borough school board hears hours of testimony in response to its controversial decision to remove classic books from the district curriculum.

Recruitment opportunities dry up, teachers back out as districts look to hire for fall

In Alaska, where more than half the teachers come from outside the state, recruitment and retention becomes even more of a challenge during a pandemic.