Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media


Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Trump administration takes next step towards oil lease sales in ANWR; Skagway mayor and her mother die after hit by DC tour bus; Skagway responds to the loss of Mayor Monica Carlson; Alaska regulators approve rules for onsite marijuana use; What does the Dunleavy administration mean for the proposed Pebble Mine?; Judge backs Alaska elections division in disputed recount; Former House members see pitfalls to narrow split, point to lessons; Crowd packs Eagle River school for quake recovery update; Anchorage School District teacher contracts include updates for 'academic freedom.' What does that mean?

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

Why Alaska's US senators say 'no' to criminal justice reform bill; St. Paul Island fears losing air service in Ravn purchase; Alaskans see extended health insurance enrollment period following November quake; After big earthquake, aftershocks continue to rattle Alaska; Alaska man charged in bogus threat against Lafayette College; Donlin Gold signs deal with AMHTA to protect Cook Inlet wetlands; US future in Arctic hinges on expanding its icebreaker fleet, Coast Guard says; Anchorage biz supplies military women with practical fashion; Anchorage plastic bag ban postponed to March; Fairbanks borough installs energy-efficient LED lights at recycling center

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Alaska Permanent Fund looks to pay investment managers incentives; Sitka Tribe of Alaska sues state, claiming mismanagement of herring fishery; Alaska governor examines gas line project before weighing in; Farm bill's untold story: What Congress did for fish sticks; Former manager charged with embezzling from village utility; As Alaska warms, the Y-K Delta heats up even faster; Schools’ need for technology outpacing funding for faster internet

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Alaska's two senators voted differently on several big issues in the last week; Environmental groups sue Trump administration to halt Arctic drilling project; This winter, a major oil exploration effort is happening in a familiar place: Prudhoe Bay; Energy specialist urges radon tests after Alaska earthquake; Delta Junction man dies in snowmachine accident near Paxton; Adding insulation to the outside of your home? Watch out for mold.; Is testing Juneau’s student athletes for drugs and alcohol effective?; Rare military ceremony at JBER for Service Cross recipient

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Gov. Dunleavy introduces budget with larger PFDs, with cuts to come; Damage tally to Anchorage utilities, facilities stands at $30M; Nenana Native Association receives grant for bridge across Nenana River; ASD accepts resignation of teacher who 'shoved and grabbed' a student in May; Hoonah’s Icy Strait Point plans new dock for megaships; What happens when an oil producer moves into the neighborhood?; AK: A Wrangell scrounge master finds art in scraps left behind; 49 Voices: Katie Irwin of Anchorage

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 13

Last month, Ruth Botstein argued Alaska’s case at the Supreme Court. This month she was fired.; Napakiak seeks outside funding to alleviate erosion; State and police investigating accident that led to North Slope worker’s death; Arctic Report Card: 2018 was the Arctic’s second-warmest year on record; Dutch Harbor remains nation's top port for 21st consecutive year; Republicans choose candidates for Alaska House seat; How pertinent are tsunami warnings to Anchorage?; New warm ocean Blob could affect Southeast winter weather, fisheries; Mushers prepare for 40th annual Kuskokwim 300 race; Despite past medical issues, Lance Mackey still eager to run Iditarod

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Anchorage finds more than 100 buildings unsafe after quake; ‘You’re going to start a war’: Fairbanks City Council delays anti-discrimination ordinance after outcry; Republican candidate LeBon joins court case reviewing contentious HD1 ballots; 'We're still not safe': Nome reckons with sex assaults; Ask an Economist: Earthquake recovery will help economy, but not enough to end recession; Napakiak's school is too old to move, and the Kuskowkwim River is still creeping closer; How does Mike Dunleavy like his cookies? ‘More chocolate chip than dough.’

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

ANWR drilling foes see chance to sow doubt; Dunleavy among new leaders to meet with Trump Thursday; How erosion is affecting Napakiak's school; LeBon asks for recount win to be upheld by Alaska court; BLM holds public meeting to discuss opening up National Petrouleum Reserve-Alaska to drilling; Fairbanks police officer charged with stealing money from lost wallet; This Alaskan crossed the Bering Sea in an eight-foot dinghy. Russia wants to send him back.; Moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail; Anchorage teachers union approves new contract; Ask A Climatologist: What hope is there for snow lovers this season?

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Rep. Knopp leaves Republican caucus, seeks new bipartisan coalition; During supposed gun sale, two Anchorage men kill each other; How erosion is accelerating in the village of Napakiak; Alaska Airlines workers rally again for higher wages, job security; Anchorage schools resume classes post-earthquake, with some students relocated; Avalanche shuts down parts of Richardson Highway; New management plan for Kachemak Bay State Park adopted and then rescinded; Judge dismisses challenges to oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska; TelAlaska provides first internet through fiber packages for Nome residents, with limitations; Knik Salvation Army red kettle scores anonymous $1,200 coin

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

A week after the Anchorage earthquake, city continues to find damaged homes; Chugiak High prepares to receive 600 new Gruening middle schoolers; Military officials unveil damage from powerful quake; Hilcorp: Worker 'fatally injured' on North Slope; Dunleavy quietly rolls out Office of Management and Budget appointments; Central Gulf of Alaska halibut charters may face more closures; Hydro One’s Avista merger unraveling over Ontario’s political meddling; AK: Fundraising and promoting Two-Spirit inclusivity with Indigenous drag show; 49 Voices: Paul Brown III of Noorvik

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

Big aftershocks from Alaska earthquake continue; Gruening Middle School teachers pack up their classrooms for quake-induced move to Chugiak High; Reactions from Utqiaġvik on a whaling quota rule change: 'We don’t have to beg anymore'; Several Native organization want Dunleavy to dedicate funds to helping prosecute crimes against Native women; After misdiagnosis and amputation, Anchorage woman wins $21M; Former hockey coach sentenced for abusing children; Ruling limits how Juneau can spend cruise passenger fees; Human rights complaint filed over transboundary mining in British Columbia; Anchorage museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry; Workshop in Anchorage seeks to empower Alaska musicians

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

Kathryn Dodge files appeal after falling behind in HD1 race by one vote; Dunleavy names new AG, corrections and public safety commissioners; Ben Stevens, former Alaska senator investigated by FBI, lands job with Dunleavy administration; Got quake damage? Officials outline next steps for claims; Disaster aid for Alaska to be linked to relief for Calif. wildfires; Gruening Middle School closed for the rest of the school year due to earthquake damage; After Friday's quake, UAA classes resume in under a week; Two Anchorage Assembly members are resigning -- for two different reasons; Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric; Wasilla holds celebration for newly-minted Governor Dunleavy; Two teams of Lower 48 geologists are coming to Anchorage to study quake

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Eagle River Elementary, damaged by quake, will remain closed through school year; Mat-Su residents pick up the pieces after Friday's quake; How changing oil prices are affecting the state's expected revenue; Enstar still evaluating gas lines following earthquake; Alaska DOT is in crisis response mode — and it just got a new boss; Don 'Moose' Young says farewell to Bush; Iditarod clears Dallas Seavey in 2017 doping controversy; State begins process of giving land back to Gulkana; Consumer confidence is positive in Alaska this year; Y-K Delta boarding school discovers cheating on math program

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

Dunleavy sworn in as governor in Kotzebue; PFD promise key to Dunleavy’s win in Hoonah; Dunleavy names new Alaska Fish and Game chief; No earthquake policy? Your loss may still be insured; Houston Middle School likely closed for remainder of school year following quake; Anchorage classes cancelled through the week as clean-up continues; Focus shifts to childcare needs in wake of earthquake; Karluk Manor evacuated, turns to church for shelter; Bettye Davis, trailblazing lawmaker and education activist, passes at the age of 80; Alaska railroad on the way to recovery following severe earthquake damage; After the earthquake, Anchorage air traffic control briefly relocated to a pickup truck

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Gov. Walker addresses Anchorage quake; Quake causes power outages for thousands of Alaskans; All but one Anchorage Fred Meyer open for those needing post-quake supplies; Emergency rooms open, non-critical appointments canceled at Anchorage area hospitals; No fatalities reported in magnitude 7.0 Anchorage earthquake; Anchorage quake was closer in proximity to city than most; Anchorage driver survives on 'little island of asphalt' as exit ramp sloughs away; Many across Anchorage affected by mid-morning quake; Middle school student describes terrifying quake; Anchorage quake wrecks roads throughout municipality; Pivotal House race recount now favors LeBon by 1 vote

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Dunleavy retains Michael Johnson as education commissioner; Appeals court rules on decade-old challenge of four Tongass timber sales; Alaska credit union to serve marijuana businesses; New trial date set for man convicted in Coast Guard killings; National report says Alaska Natives, rural Alaskans bear the brunt of climate change; No piped sewer and water for Bethel's Avenues neighborhood; Eielson AFB commander says F-35's will usher new era of combat power; Wrangell removes prayer from public meetings… sort of; Alaska musher banned from Iditarod sled race next year; In Golovin, search continues for missing elder; Pacific High carving class brings serenity to students

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Dunleavy to be sworn in as governor in Noorvik; Judicial council begins process of replacing ousted judge; Fairweather gets reprieve in draft ferry schedule; Alaska firefighters sent to battle California wildfires; In a warming Arctic, October in Utqiaġvik presents an especially striking picture; What’s so special about the Mustang Field?; Haines Police once again authorized to respond to calls outside the townsite; ‘Integrated’ research merges human experience and fisheries science; Pence makes brief stop in Alaska en route to Asia; Gold exploration near Herbert Glacier excites investors; Udder surprise: Loose cow startles Anchorage cyclists Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

Dunleavy taps Sean Parnell for gas line advice; University of Alaska copes with increasing Title IX complaints; Health care price transparency law may be helpful, but it’s unlikely to make care cheaper; Court hears arguments in case that could curtail Arctic Ocean oil drilling; As teacher contract dispute continues, Anchorage School District and teachers union schedule third round of mediation; AK: SHUX, the Canadian board game convention with Southeast Alaska roots; 49 Voices: Clare Baldwin of Anchorage Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Dunleavy names Alaska Republican chairman as his chief of staff; House member named as next speaker lacks votes he needs to be elected; Trump administration downsizes NPR-A lease sale after little interest last year; As more ballots are counted, Kreiss-Tomkins opens lead in House race; Sitkans tell Roadless Rule committee that best action is 'no action'; Fall whaling in Utqiaġvik: joy, excitement and this year, mourning too; Nine thousand-year-old tooth holds clues to ancient Alaska; At Anchorage library open mic, teen performers take center stage Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

Dunleavy apparent victor in governor's race as Begich concedes; Young defeats Galvin in race for 24th term; Alaska Republicans say Tuesday’s results could give them state House, Senate control; Kelly leads Kawasaki in close Fairbanks Senate race; Southeast continues tradition of sending Democrats to Juneau; Alaska voters strike down ‘Stand for Salmon’ ballot initiative; Anchorage judge ousted after controversial recall effort; Bloomberg philanthropy gives $1M to Anchorage for new project; Problem ‘Ender Cards’ create election headache for Sitka House race Listen now