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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Alaska Native veterans of the Vietnam War would be able to receive state land under a new proposal. And, a step aerobic class gains popularity with Anchorage's Pacific Islander community. Plus, an Alaska fishery management council bans profane comments.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Big questions about whether a gas pipeline from the North Slope will finally be built. And, the Coast Guard intentionally sinks a crumbling tug boat in Juneau. Plus, Alaska officials prepare for fire season.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 3, 2021

Alaska's interior is seeing a surge in COVID cases driven by young people. And, an Alaska Native youth activist and model graces the cover of Vogue Mexico. Plus, the Anchorage mayor's race grows contentious in the final stretch.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 30, 2021

Alaska's earthquake monitoring system moves into a new phase. And, UAA's student commencement speaker reflects on her unique college experience. Plus, an Anchorage entrepreneur blends Spanish culture into her new coffee shop.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Another attempt to salvage Alaska's cruise season stalls in the U.S. Senate. And, an Anchorage woman's personal story inspires others at a vaccine clinic for the Hmong community. Plus, can Alaska's timber industry capitalize on soaring lumber prices?
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Research shows cancer remains the leading cause of death among Alaska Natives. And, Norwegian Cruise Lines donates $1 million to the City of Sitka. Plus, Anchorage will remove all the city’s gathering limits and social distancing requirements.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: Two people wearing masks avoid social distancing in Central Park as temperatures rose amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 25, 2020 in New York City, United States. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 200,000 lives with over 2.8 million cases. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The CDC has new recommendations for mask-wearing. So, what does that mean for Alaskans? And, a report on police officers’ use of deadly force shows many incidents involve mental health issues. Plus, the state considers moving Skagway's ore terminal to Haines, causing some concern.
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Alaska health officials: Kids 12 to 15 are on cusp of vaccine eligibility

Health experts shared the information with school officials and administrators as they prepare for the end of the school year.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 26, 2021

An Alaska lawmaker takes the long route to Juneau after being banned from flying on Alaska Airlines. And, with help from the Department of Energy, five Alaska towns explore green solutions. Plus, a conversation about the tradition of trapping after a dog's death in Anchorage.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 23, 2021

With some reforms and a windfall of cash, Alaska lawmakers present a plan to fund ferries for over a year. And, the candidates running for Anchorage mayor represent a divided city. Plus, Fairbanks will try a new way of responding to mental health emergencies.
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Hoping for a ‘Mississippi miracle’ Alaska lawmakers push bipartisan reading bill

The bill will provide funding for pre-k programs and standardize reading policies across the state.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 22, 2021

As more Alaskans get vaccinated, health officials see more shots going to waste. And, Alaska lawmakers look to other states for ways to improve student reading scores. Plus, Wasilla high school updates its warrior logo with input from the local tribe.
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A year after Floyd rallies, two Anchorage teens mark Chauvin verdict

The girls said they wanted to keep the conversation going even though community activism has died down over the past year.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A bipartisan push in the legislature to fund school districts for the next two years. And, a pharmacist on the Kenai battles misinformation as he tries to convince locals to get a COVID vaccine. Plus, a small protest in Anchorage to mark the Chauvin guilty verdict.

Alaska school leaders prepare summer school options to slow pandemic ‘slide’

School districts will be providing bigger and more robust summer schools than in years past.

Anchorage School Board passes anti-racism and equity policies with overwhelming support

The policies stemmed from the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and have been hotly debated for weeks. The policies passed the same day a jury convicted the police officer who killed Floyd.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Gustavus residents pushed state officials to test for toxic chemicals at a construction site. And they found them. And, some ethnically diverse restaurants in Anchorage see success even in the pandemic. Plus, Alaska school leaders hope summer school will help address pandemic learning loss.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 19, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Alaska Native Corporations have a right to CARES Act funding. And, the statewide Yup'ik Spelling Bee expands to include Inupiaq for the first time. Plus, the city of Anchorage works to transform trails for spring activities.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 16, 2021

The Dunleavy administration announces a massive tourism marketing plan, including offering vaccines to visitors. And, Sealaska Heritage Institute is producing an opera based on the true story of the Tlingit-Russian War. Plus, a new “mini-home” project works toward affordable housing in Yakutat.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Congressman Don Young goes against his party and stands up for Puerto Rican statehood. And, Anchorage's acting mayor talks about the city's target for Covid vaccinations. Plus, a seafood company apologizes to Unalaska after COVID-positive crew visited a bar.