Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 30, 2021

He once called COVID-19 the 'beer virus,' but now Congressman Don Young encourages vaccination. And, researchers look for lessons in Sitka's pandemic response. Plus, the University of Alaska Fairbanks geophysical institute celebrates 75 years.
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How are businesses handling the return of tourism?

A limited cruise ship season is now underway in Southeast and independent travelers are on roads throughout South Central and the Interior. But hiring shortages have made things difficult for many restaurants and hotels.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Why a major earthquake off the coast of Alaska triggered tsunami warnings but no reports of major damage. And, how a labyrinth is helping a Fairbanks man cope with chronic pain. Plus, river erosion threatens the school building in Napakiak.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

How Alaska's leaders are - or aren't - responding to the latest surge in COVID cases. And, Lydia Jacoby's father reflects on his daughter's Olympic triumph. Plus, artists in Hoonah honor Alaska's veterans with a new project.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Officials at Alaska’s largest hospitals sound the alarm as COVID hospitalizations tick up. And, Seward erupts in joy after one of their own wins a gold medal at the Olympics. Plus, some officials say COVID cases from cruises are to be expected.

State of Art: Anchorage student journalist wins international award

This week on State of Art we're hearing from Daisy Carter who recently won Youth Journalism International’s Student Journalist of the Year award. Carter is a producer for Alaska Teen Media Institute and has written for UAA’s student newspaper The Northern Light.
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Discussing Juneteenth with the Alaska Black Caucus

The 19th of June has long been celebrated in African American communities to commemorate the end of slavery. Earlier this month President Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday. 
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 26, 2021

Cordova experiences its worst outbreak of COVID-19. And, a Seward resident tells the story of surviving a brown bear attack on the town runway. Plus, a new app allows fishermen to contribute their ocean observations to science.

State of Art: Learn about early Anchorage residents with Stories at the Cemetery

This week on State of Art we're talking about Stories at the Cemetery. Every summer visitors can make a few trips to the Anchorage Memorial Park to watch actors perform as some of the cemetery's more notable residents. We're joined by Audrey Weltman Kelly and Bruce Kelly as they perform their parts as Sydney and Jeanie Laurence.

State of Art: 18-year-old Alaska singer-songwriter Ava Earl releases fourth album

Ava Earl grew up in Girdwood and has been writing songs since she was a little kid. The teenage musician recently released her fourth album called "The Roses." On this week's State of Art Earl talks about the new album, being a young performer, and more.

State of Art: Fairbanks teacher makes Shakespeare accessible with new book

Rachel DeTemple wanted a better way to teach students Shakespeare that didn’t equate to period correct dentistry, so she put together a version of Hamlet that even the most Bard-hating reader could enjoy. That's why she released “Hamlet by William Shakespeare: The Know-it-All Version.” 
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 23, 2021

Cordova experiences its worst outbreak of COVID-19. And, a Seward resident tells the story of surviving a brown bear attack on the town runway. Plus, a new app allows fishermen to contribute their ocean observations to science.
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Treating infertility in Alaska

In Alaska, patients must travel out of state for advanced infertility treatment. Fortunately, there are infertility services to bridge this gap and provide much needed evaluation and treatment options within the state.
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Alaska’s fiscal future

In August, legislators will meet yet again in Juneau to discuss lingering questions about this year’s permanent fund dividends and other budget issues. Will a bipartisan working group find a path forward?
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Former Bethel principal Chris Carmichael is sentenced in state court. Also, subsistence fishing is closed on much of the Yukon river.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden stops in Anchorage on her way to the Tokyo Olympics. And, this year's sockeye run in Bristol Bay is the largest on record. Plus, a chaotic rescue along the Tsirku River.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Alaska returns to a 'high' COVID alert level as cases rise. And, a bible study offers comfort and camaraderie in Anchorage's emergency shelter. Plus, Petersburg and Wrangell overlook their rivalry to support two special families.

LISTEN: Celebrating Disability Pride in Alaska

It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, and today accommodations for people with cognitive and physical disabilities are a normal part of life. To mark the anniversary of the ADA, July is Disability Pride month -- a time to celebrate progress and raise awareness.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 19, 2021

A new lawsuit aims to protect funding for subsidized electricity in rural Alaska. Plus, new music celebrates the work of Indigenous Alaska musicians. Also today, Canada announced it will open the border to vaccinated travelers in August. But is it enough for struggling tourism businesses?
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 16, 2021

Will the State of Alaska's new vaccine incentive program work? And, the Alaska Baseball League's first female umpire says, for her, it's more than just a game. Plus, after a year-long bust, Anchorage restaurants see a boom.