Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media


Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 03, 2016

3 dead in Hageland plane crash en route to Togiak; former Lt. Gov. Lowell Thomas Jr. dies just shy of 93; Alaska gets $500m in base construction; most for Fairbanks; St. George applies for marine sanctuary; 2 hunters rescued, 1 mauled near Hoonah; new addition will help food bank store even more food than before; future of Fox Spring still unclear;

Alaska News Nightly: Friday Sept. 30, 2016

Lawmakers see Walker's potential pension bonds as risky; In Asia, Walker's team gets audience but no deals; Anchorage's $35M budget hole filled by taxes, leftover surplus, and cuts; Assembly member proposes overhaul of Anchorage taxi industry; hundreds of thousands “misappropriated” by former Naknek Electric manager; Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Yukon communities; AK: Gracias Choir: Christmas in October; 49 Voices: Andrew Freed of Anchorage Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Will Obama look north for his legacy?; YKHC offering blood tests to patients potentially affected by partially sterilized dental tools; Alaska settles complaint over Medicaid payment system; Russian Jack shooting victim dies in hospital, fourth suspect turns himself in; Downtown assembly member kneels for pledge; with assembly approval, Central Council expands plans for 3-acre Immersion Park; Ketchikan volleyball players and coaches raise Title IX concerns to school board;

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Rep. Young bucks tide, supports Obama on veto; Alaska transportation agency fined over waste storage; Homer Electric wants more control, is that best for consumers?; 1919: The Spanish Flu in Dillingham; Forest Service purchases 4,500 acres of Cube Cove forest; Bethel Native Corporation opens Bethel's second liquor store; ask a Climatologist: Long temperature streak ends; Luxury cruises don’t signal Arctic shipping boom, expert says Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Access to overdose preventative still bogged down in barriers; ASD employee charged with embezzling thousands from schools; White House: No nation an island on Arctic science; new satellite-based technology aims to crack down on illegal fishing; North Star Borough looks to reduce wintertime smoke pollution; citizen scientists track crane population; Shaktoolik plans to “stay and defend” current location; Napaskiak man kills puppy to threaten ex-girlfriend and her husband Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

State Superior judge okays Mat-Su marijuana vote; Obama addresses tribes one more time; Doyon's $2b discount: Fair play or 'rip off'?; Lance Mackey withdraws from 2017 Iditarod; Nanwalek school converts garage into classroom; why Alaska utilities can build now, ask for rate increases later; State cuts will stifle Southeast’s economic growth; Body of missing hiker found in Sitka; guide in mauling near Angoon was storied Fish & Game researcher LaVern Beier; 'I'm a girl': Knowing who you are at 4-years-old Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Walker on PFD suit: 'Taking the low road'; employees allege financial misconduct Alaska blood bank; Healy 2 Power plant poised to restart in Golden Valley; a hydro license brings district heating one step closer in Juneau; Anchorage Municipality to see higher costs for housing prisoners; Unalaska cleans up fish oil spill; Burning Basket is an honored Homer tradition; AK: High tunnel greenhouses on the Kenai Peninsula; 49 Voices: Pa Mipajntsuab in Anchorage

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Wielechowski to file suit against Permanent Fund Corp. on Friday; mudslide hits Railroad train near Cantwell; Girdwood leaders urge more speed in police contract talks; details slowly emerge surrounding Kodiak floatplane crash; transboundary mine developer shutting down; will paperwork kill a traditional tattoo revival?; Arctic Sea ice at second lowest level on record; Alaska's Bears: How the understanding of human-bear interactions has changed; save those cans, aluminum recycling returning to Bethel Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Marijuana industry advocates criticize slowness of regulation; Flint Water Resources bill likely to spill over into rural Alaska; State Natural Resources department hires new oil and gas overseer; dead body discovered in Unalaska Creek; Lullaby Project connects mothers to their kids through prison walls; Homer tourism reaches all-time high; one Skagway Assembly seat may be vacant soon, but won’t be on election ballot; Petersburg opposes Mental Health logging plan; U.S.-Canada trade deal creating uncertainty in Southeast timber market

49 Voices: Karen Brown, former Anchorage resident

This week we're hearing from Karen Brown in Anchorage. Brown moved to Anchorage 15 years ago as a school teacher in Mountain View.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 06, 2016

Joe Miller files to run for Lisa Murkowski's Senate seat as Libertarian; Westlake still leading Nageak as District 40 votes are certified; NOAA announces some Alaska whales no longer endangered; tanker trailer goes off the road near Fairbanks and leaks fuel, cleanup ensues; past crime rates give perspective on lower juvenile detention numbers; licensed child care availability up 21% in Juneau; Gone glacier: fashion magazine depicts Mendenhall melt too soon; another record high harvest of Yukon coho; BIA aids Togiak couples with moving into HUD homes Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Should the Permanent Fund invest in oil tax credits?; Alaska Legislature shutters offices on Friday afternoons; Homer residents respond to proposed drilling; plan expands rural cell, broadband service; One People Canoe Society to paddle for Standing Rock Tribe to protest controversial pipeline; Anchorage professor bets on bio-insulation made from mushrooms; Homer Fire gets boost through remodel, grants; AK: Marine mammal camp nurtures budding scientists; 49 Voices: Will Schlimgen of Eagle River Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

No survivors in mid-air plane collision north of Russian Mission; marijuana social clubs are illegal, attorney general says; Alaska GOP chair suggests new election for state House seat; following robbery and assault, Fairbanks man fatally shot by police; heroin laced with fentanyl in Dillingham too, says Bristol Bay law enforcement; federal money for water and sewer systems floods the Delta, but more is needed; Bethel family clinic breaks ground for new facility; as summer ends, daily high temperature records fall around the state; Fairbanks North Star Borough first to be certified Storm Ready; Assembly seeks help for Denali wolves Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Westlake leads Nageak as DOE works to resolve District 40 election; should Alaskans fear diseases frozen in the permafrost?; Search for missing Chena hiker ends in success; Alaska Native elder and leader dies at age 77; Anchorage police ID 2nd man found dead in park; Forest service gives go ahead for Kuiu Island timber sale; leaf-mining bug infestation leaving birch leaves brown across the state; Crystal Serenity brought tourists, but little profit for Nome businesses; AT&T donates $750K to help Anchorage high school graduates; researchers combine science and traditional food preparation; ice-Age salmon harvests Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

District 40 election results under scrutiny from legislators; grid referee could ensure cheaper electricity for Alaska’s Railbelt; Young updating filings to reflect farm stake, lease income; search continues for missing hiker by Chena Hot Springs; two men found dead at Valley of the Moon park, police say homicide; new Attorney General Lindemuth speaks on tribal land trust status; odd housing market in Wrangell puts the squeeze on WMC’s recruitment; mineral exploration near Haines given green light to expand Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

As state prepares to take over Alaska LNG project, consultant warns of major risks; new Attorney General weighs in against ExxonMobil’s tactics fighting climate change investigations; Fairbanks citizens gather signatures to ban commercial marijuana sales; Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin; migratory duck tests positive for bird flu in Fairbanks; longtime manager ousted from three village corporations; Moose and vehicles: Dangerous mix; AVTEC closes Anchorage campus due to cuts; AK: Hammer-time in Haines; 49 Voices: Fia Ape of Anchorage Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Following hold on previous administrative order, CFEC to keep most of its functions; report ponders future of University of Alaska athletics; former Bethel PO Andrew Reid sentenced; victim's sister speaks up about lasting trauma; grounded by fog, would-be travelers watch Huna Tribal House festivities from afar; Kenai Borough Assembly keeps invocation, hears from deeply divided residents; police funding concerns intertwine with Fairbanks mayoral race; Alaska State Fair kicks off its 80th birthday in Palmer Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Consultant: Alaska LNG project not feasible without major changes; three votes separate candidates in Arctic House race; municipal sales tax could dive due to Walker’s PFD veto; crews begin efforts to protect Butte, Old Glenn Highway; paratroopers dot the skies over Fort Richardson; several new species of snailfish discovered on Bering seafloor; tribal leader optimistic after State Department, EPA meeting; Kenai marijuana operations in hands of the assembly; weather balloons help solve climate puzzle in Alaska; Barry Zevan: My Life Among the Giants Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Disaster declaration issued as Matanuska River threatens Butte; Juneau Assembly passes long-awaited equal rights ordinance; Kenai Assembly considers moment of silence after Satanic prayer, protest, counter-protest; cruise-ship evacuation exercise begins as luxury liner prepares for Arctic Ocean transit; NASA keeps watch of shrinking Arctic ice; low sea ice and warm water to drive autumn weather; Anchorage police release name of man found dead on road; Q&A: Rep. Muñoz sought lenient sentences for convicted child abusers, Empire reports

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Gov’s budget veto has at least one fan: rating agency S&P; uptick in oil prices helps Alaska’s bottom line, but not much; tribal assistance, employment programs run out of money; Pioneer homes won’t take new residents, at least for now; plankton population and the power of pink salmon; national podcaster discusses data and Alaska political climate; Eielson Air Force Base has new construction plan for incoming F-35 fighters; winter ferry schedule better than last year; Homer art gallery hosts “Decolonizing Alaska” exhibit