Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

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Wesley is the web editor, Alaska News Nightly producer and education reporter for Alaska Public Media. He also produces Alaska Public Media's weekly 49 Voices program, AK's attempt to put every Alaskan on the radio. wearly (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8454 |About Wesley

‘Most wanted’ child pornographer apprehended by Fairbanks Airport police

On Monday morning, Fairbanks International Airport Police Officers arrested 40-year-old Kevin Trask, who had been on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's most wanted list, and was evading police since 2012.

49 Voices: James Evans of Chugiak

This week, we're hearing from James Evans from Chugiak. Evans is a former US Navy photographer and will be graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage this month. Listen Now

49 Voices: Ma’o Tosi of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Ma'o Tosi in Anchorage. Tosi is a property manager at the Northway Mall and a community advocate. Listen Now

Anchorage teacher surprised with national award

An Anchorage teacher was surprised to learn today that he was the recipient of the Milken Educator award from the Milken Family Foundation. The Milken Family Foundation is a national group whose goals are improving education, public health, and medical research. The award is given to recognize teachers for their dedication to both their school and their communities. Listen Now

49 Voices: Darlena Fritzler of Wasilla

This week we're hearing from Darlena Fritzler from Wasilla. Fritzler is the Development Manager for the Alaska branch of the YWCA. Listen Now 

Anchorage man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor

On Wednesday, an Anchorage grand jury charged 63-year-old Paul Allen Harris on one count of kidnapping, two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Listen Now 

49 Voices: Ronell Corral of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Ronell Corral in Anchorage. Corral is a UAA student and a second generation Filipino-American. Listen Now

Trump wins presidency, most Alaska incumbents hold on

Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. The Republican candidate defeated his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in both Alaska and in the overall election.

Alaska Public Media’s 2016 Election Coverage

Alaska Public Media's coverage of the 2016 General Election.

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GALLERY: Voting in Alaska

Photos of various voters and voting from around the state.

Alaskan Cub superfans react to their team’s historic victory

Last night, an estimated 40 million people tuned in to game seven of the World Series. What they saw was history in the making: the Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland, 8-7 in 10 innings to win their first title since before World War I. Listen Now

Procession held in Anchorage for fallen Fairbanks police officer

The body of fallen Fairbanks Police Sergeant Allen Brandt has returned home. Processions were held Tuesday in Anchorage, where people gathered along the streets in honor of Sgt. Brandt, as his remains were taken to the airport for transport back to Fairbanks. Listen Now

Longtime Anchorage Costume store closes doors after Halloween

Anyone hoping to pick up a last minute costume will only have until tonight to pick up a costume at Dooley's Costume and Tuxedo store in Anchorage. The local shop will close its doors for good after decades of existence in Alaska. Listen Now

49 Voices: Starla Heim of Anchorage

This week we're hearing Starla Heim in Anchorage. Heim is the owner of Dooley's Tuxedo's and Costumes. She inherited the company from her mother, and after almost 50 years of business, Dooley's will be closing its doors the day after Halloween. Listen Now

Absentee and early voting opens for general election

Absentee and early in-person voting is now open in Alaska for the Nov. 8 general election. There are two locations open in Anchorage. Listen Now

Learn & Grow seeks to improve childcare evaluation and quality statewide

Better educational outcomes for kids statewide, is the aim of a new program being offered by Thread, a childcare resource and referral network. Listen Now

49 Voices: Jacqui Lambert of Kotzebue

This week we’re hearing from Jacqui Lambert from Kotzebue. Lambert is a volunteer here at Alaska Public Media and a student at UAA. Listen Now

Alaska to receive federal grant to process over 1000 untested sexual assault kits

Governor Bill Walker announced today that Alaska will be receiving just over a million dollars in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to process over 1,000 sexual assault kits currently in possession of Alaska State Troopers. Listen Now