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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

Alaska State of the State speech a go after House agreement; Republican Talerico falls one vote short of becoming House speaker; Mother of slain Alaska teen appointed chair of parole board; Industry rep says he's being replaced on Alaska marijuana board; Popular well at Dillingham Catholic church closed due to PFAS contamination; USPS scraps plan to make northern Alaska deliveries cheaper; Unalaska council looks at potentially taxing online sales; Students remain frustrated while UAA works to resolve education accreditation debacle; Arctic Man to hold first event without skiers, snowboarders pulled by snow machine; Weather forces change in Yukon Quest format; Tons of food headed for Yukon Quest trail; Sitka High design class marries tradition and technology in student paddle carving project; Wasilla woman reunited with cat that was missing for years

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

Some GOP defied Trump on Russia sanctions, but Alaskans did not; Advocates wonder how policy changes will affect those looking to reenter society after prison; Dillingham well tests positive for PFAS contamination; Native corporations maintaining Alaska forests find a carbon credit buyer: oil company BP; Despite the shutdown, it’s been a dizzying week for a Southeast Alaska timber sale; Volunteer veterinarians at the Kuskokwim 300; AK: Hundreds of Douglas kids band together in music class; 49 Voices: Lawrence Bahovec of Wrangell

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

Those 20 'new' interceptors Trump wants in Alaska? They're not NEW new; House chooses Neal Foster as temporary speaker, but there’s still no majority; Federal government shutdown makes safety on the Kuskokwim more expensive; Mat-Su emergency services director resigns with incendiary letter; Murkowski, Young and state attorney general call on court to uphold Indian Child Welfare Act; Cruise lines, Juneau still at odds over passenger fee ruling; Igiugig will test RivGen hydropower through the winter; After multiple delays, Unalaska's city dock is open for business; Alaska Community Foundation raises $100M to support statewide nonprofits; How Bethel created four-time K300 Sled Dog Race champ Pete Kaiser

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Dunleavy seeks PFD back payments over three years; Democrats demand Trump administration stop offshore oil leasing work during shutdown; Communities reliant on Coast Guard services feel the pain of the federal gov. shutdown; Fairbanks man charged with murdering his mother; State says it will temporarily recognize teaching license recommendations from UAA, amid accreditation loss; State Board of Game votes down changes to moose hunting season; Military’s remote Cold War radars face a new threat: climate change; Bethel's children advocacy center takes a big step toward national accreditation; Juneau has no plans to add fluoride to water following study; On Alaska's stately birds, some ponder the beguiling raven

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Alaska House tied in knots on session’s first day; In this shutdown, every day is a winding road; Polar bear encounter reported in Arctic Village, many miles south of normal range; Alaska Railroad tank car derails; no spill detected; Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018; State Board of Game votes against requiring IDs on traps or snares; Upper Lynn Canal leaders discuss implications of Juneau cruise industry lawsuit; Repurposed shelter houses Nome’s homeless 7 days a week; Ask a Climatologist: Fairbanks sees low-temp, but brief, cold snap

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Federal furlough drives Alaskans to the unemployment line; Lt. Gov. Meyer prepares to wield gavel amid House uncertainty; Legislature releases audit of state’s gasline corporation; Protesters target SAExploration in Texas over Arctic Refuge; Nic Petit wins back-to-back Copper Basin 300s; UAA loses national accreditation for initial teaching licenses; DEC: Beaver fuel spill not endangering nearby water sources; GVEA studying proposal to buy power from ‘hybrid’ wind-propane-battery system; Longtime Anchorage homicide detective Slawomir Markiewicz retires after over 30 years on force; What’s in a name? After student push, Juneau-Douglas High School adds Tlingit name: Yadaa.at Kalé

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Negotiations continue as members of a state House - still in disarray - try to find a majority coalition; A functioning government or border security? Murkowski wants both; State agency orders review following accident at Prudhoe Bay well; DEC says about 3,000 gallons of diesel spilled near village of Beaver; Faith-based shelter fights bar transgender women; Wood stove emissions device test shows promise; Friends went looking for a missing Southeast Alaska artist. Instead, they found a note.; AK: Sitka, one of the best kept secrets for surfers; 49 Voices: Jannelle Trowbridge of Nome

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Former state workers sue, saying they were unconstitutionally fired; Alaska gasline project board ousts its $1 million man; In Congress, Alaskans are split over shutdown; 2 drivers die in east Anchorage head-on collision; 2-year-old dies in Fairbanks mobile home fire; Trump administration responds to criticism of continued work on Arctic drilling during shutdown; Ask an Economist: What does the partial government shutdown mean for Alaska's economy?; Dunleavy administration could revive debate over contentious Kachemak Bay State Park hatchery; Elite medics mix combat and wilderness training in Alaska Search and Rescue

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Young considers crossing aisle as shutdown grinds on; Furloughed U.S. Forest Service workers feel uncertain about the future; Pebble EIS delayed, but not by federal shutdown, says Army Corps; Fairbanks teen charged in fatal stabbing of older brother; Alaska port official charged with trying to drown daughter; Anchorage School Board member Dave Donley appointed to Dunleavy administration, remains on board; New salmon-counting technique treats Alaska stream like a crime scene; Grant program aims to cultivate specialty crops across Alaska; Fairbanks’ famously severe cold snaps are getting less cold and more rare; Alaska Made: Tonkin cane, silver spoons and the ultimate fly rod

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Build a wall with military funds? Murkowski says no; Renegade Alaska House member makes his case: 'This partisan thing has been killing us'; Alaska resumes online applications for PFDs; Anchorage's inspection backlog numbers 1,200 properties; Alaska calls for less federal control of wildlife management; Alaska guide pleads guilty to herding bears toward clients; Anti-discrimination ordinance supporters tell Fairbanks council about harassment during hearing; After years of loss, state economists forecast modest job growth in 2019; Fairbanks organizers work to restore historic SS Nenana; Over 5,000 people have signed a petition, asking for longer lunch and recess in Anchorage elementary schools; Fairbanks elementary schools receive massive donation of musical instruments

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Despite shutdown, Trump administration continues work to begin oil drilling in ANWR; Legislation would put 90-day legislative session, PFDs in Alaska Constitution; Bill proposes federal aid to replace wood-burning stoves; Bethel's first cannabis shop is closer to opening - if it gets its paperwork done; Moose wanders into Alaska hospital; Bonuses of nearly $300,000 paid to pipeline corporation head; Navy destroyer to be named after Ted Stevens; Winter salmon trolling starts slow in Southeast Alaska; Alaska Made: A new rule makes this easy-to-build gadget a required kit for the tackle box; Names of Native teens added to plaque marking Denali summit; An elementary school program is growing gardeners in Juneau; Minnesota adventurer Lonnie Dupre sets sights on Mt. Hunter

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

Alaska Supreme Court rules for LeBon in pivotal election recount case; Overpass damaged in Anchorage due to 'bridge strike'; Alaska cities pay handsomely for ‘ears on the ground’ in Alaska’s capital. They’re called lobbyists.; Why Mount Jumbo won’t be logged anytime soon; 2018 second warmest year on record for Bethel; Finding hope in a graveyard of yellow cedar; AK: Hammer-time in Haines; 49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

Dunleavy requests federal disaster money for earthquake recovery; Judge dismisses Alaska bonding plan lawsuit; U.S. House Dean Don Young swears in Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Alaska Fire Service has furloughed most employees as shutdown continues; Rule seeks to tighten work requirements for food stamps; Japan’s departure from International Whaling Commission may have consequences for Alaska subsistence whaling; Credit union begins pilot program to start banking for Alaska marijuana businesses; Alaska woman finds owner of native artifacts box left in cab; Alaska Made: Sea otter pelts are highly prized, tightly regulated; Envisioning recovery and rebuilding a life in Noatak

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

Security concerns prompt closing of online PFD applications; Fairbanks election lawsuit goes before Supreme Court; Murkowski aims to revive public lands bill, despite objection; DOT proposes fee for Uber and Lyft to operate at Alaska international airports; Kenai Assembly's prayer list broadens after policy change; Single-use plastic bag ban takes effect in Unalaska; Public health data shows 13 percent rise in Alaska suicides; Proposed Prince of Wales old timber logging draws ire from environmentalists; Pebble proponents continue the battle despite years of stagnation; CVRF hopes tiny homes could serve as big solution for region's housing crisis

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 31, 2018

Government shutdown, if it continues, could cost Alaska’s lucrative Bering Sea fisheries; Study: Coho salmon sense of smell diminishes as CO2 enters North Pacific Ocean; State gasline corporation to miss key deadline with Chinese partners; UA officials react to proposed Trump Title IX changes; University of Alaska sets goal to improve teacher retention; Alaska winter tourism gains popularity; Hecla Greens Creek wants to close mine to hunters; Students learn survival skills over winter break in Haines; 'Bill Sheffield: A Memoir, From the Great Depression to the Governor’s Mansion and Beyond'

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

Large home explosion scatters debris across Sterling Highway; Second teen convicted in ambush killing of Palmer boy; Cruise industry’s victory over Juneau has implications for other port communities; Anchorage earthquake put new mapping tool to the test; These priests abused in Native villages for years (Part Four); AK: The Aurora; 49 Voices: Hunter McGovern of Anchorage

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

DC police: Driver handled ringing phone as bus struck Skagway mayor and her mother; How a missed opportunity and unforeseen costs became part of the Alaska Class Ferry story; 33 Jesuit priests named in report on abuse claims in Alaska; These priests abused in Native villages for years. They retired on Gonzaga’s campus (Part Three); Magnitude 4.9 aftershock rattles Southcentral; Price-tag for 7.0 earthquake: $76M. So far.; Ask A Climatologist: Where 2018 stacks up climatologically 

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018

Effects of government shutdown not as severe as in the past; Coastal House lawmakers push for bipartisan coalition; Juneau fluoride study confirms old science, but doesn’t sway opponents; Details released for Delta flight that was temporarily grounded in Shemya; Alaska’s top forester talks timber in Southeast; Report: Arrest rates for most drug crimes down for last three decades; These priests abused in Native villages for years: Part Two; Environmental group worried over effects of heavy traffic on Denali Park road; UAF grad students head to South Pole to study 'winds of space'

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 24, 2018

New Alaska wildlife managers could revive old fights over federal protections, bear- and wolf-killing; Anchorage Assembly sends alcohol sales tax to April ballot; Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle diverted to Aleutian island; Purchase finalized: PenAir now officially a part of Ravn Air Group; These priests abused in Native villages for years: Part One; The year and a half of reporting behind exposing Jesuit priests for misconduct; When a step back into prison is really a jump forward on the road to recovery; River otter moved to Detroit Zoo after rescue in Alaska

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Alaska's senators react to a partial government shutdown; Dunleavy picks Jackson for Alaska House seat; Judge says court should uphold House District 1 recount; Alaska groups sue EPA over air quality; Mechanical issues trigger rural air cargo delays; Family of Cody Eyre hold tribute to son on one-year anniversary of his death by Fairbanks police; Alaska’s top forester talks timber in Southeast; Unalakleet constructing assisted living facility to serve elders of Norton Sound; How Juneau grocers are helping families during winter break; AK: TubaChristmas spreads brassy holiday cheer in Anchorage; 49 Voices: Tribute to Dave Waldron