A young girl dressed as a fortune teller stands on a the deck of a house with a bag of candy. Next to her, a ten foot long striped pipe stretches from the deck to the lawn below.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 30, 2020

Governor Dunleavy says local leaders have the power to impose mask mandates but some of those leaders aren't so sure. And, Anchorage families ask the assembly to weigh in on the school district's reopening plan. Plus, cruise ships can resume sailings but that doesn't guarantee a cruise season for Alaska.
A forest floor

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Gov. Mike Dunleavy and other state leaders share steps the state is taking to try to reduce the recent surge in coronavirus cases. And, Southeast Alaska subsistence users react to the "Roadless Rule" rollback. And, UA researchers look to sewage for information about the coronavirus.
A chart shows that nearly every region in Anchorage is in a "high alert" level.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Anchorage officials issue a public health advisory but no further restrictions, pleading with residents to adhere to safety precautions as coronavirus cases continue to surge. And, calls for lockdowns as the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta sees some of the highest infection rates in the country. Plus, after seven months, Juneau’s residential substance abuse treatment facility will reopen.
As seen from the air, a giant glacier in a fjord

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Between early voting and absentee ballots - what will Election night in Alaska look like this year? And, state health officials warn of an overwhelmed healthcare system if coronavirus cases continue to surge. Plus, scientists think there was a massive glacial dam release recently in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 26, 2020

Senator Murkowski votes "yes" to confirm the president's Supreme Court pick- Amy Coney Barrett. And, trump goes on the stump for Alaska's Republican congressional candidates. Plus, a decision by the state's high court on a legal dispute over Tlingit artifacts.
two people debating behind podiums

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 23, 2020

Candidates running to represent Alaska in Washington, D.C. begin their last few rounds of debate. And, the surge of coronavirus cases in Alaska is reaching record highs. Plus, how will Anchorage's new acting mayor lead Alaska's biggest city?
A man in a baseball cap takes a picture of his food on the sidewalk

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Some people exposed to COVID-19 are refusing to quarantine or cooperate with contact tracers. And, many Alaskans continue to wait for extended unemployment payments approved two months ago. Plus, a fan of Anchorage takeout takes it upon himself to share the love.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In Anchorage, where coronavirus cases are surging, parents and teachers push back on school reopening. And, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta officials say the number of COVID tests returning positive is dangerously high. Plus, a film about intentional acts of kindness features a Congolese family's arrival to Alaska.
two kids do their homework in separate booths at a restaurant

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Some Alaskans receive a threatening email telling them how to vote in the upcoming election. And, an Anchorage family in their third month of online learning. Plus, why some campaign signs in Juneau disappeared from a resident's home.
A grey, weathered, single room building in the middle of a grasssy field

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 19, 2020

Alaskans line up to cast their ballots as early in-person voting begins. And, lack of running water is linked to covid-19 outbreaks in some Alaska communities. Plus, a new animated series works to attract a modern audience to Alaska Native stories.
An adult man stands with a group of people speaking into a microphone in front of signs that say "Defend the Sacred"

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 16, 2020

A judge rules the Governor's vetoes of court system funding over abortion rulings were unconstitutional. And, Native youth are concerned that climate change is nearly absent from the AFN convention agenda. Plus, more bears show up in Haines this year looking for food.
People enter a table where medical people write down information

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 15, 2020

The state will relax some restrictions on travel in and out of Alaska starting tonight. And, the bizarre string of events that led to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation. Plus, the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention kicked off with a focus on political leadership.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Who will take over following Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation? And, Ravn airlines looks to get back up and running. Plus, Elders and Youth attendees reflect on this year's conference.
People clap at the Anchorage Assembly meeting.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigns. And, a new study highlights different types of homelessness in Anchorage. Plus, the federal government says it’s investing millions in internet infrastructure for coastal Alaska.
A screengrab of a virtual debate. The image shows a countdown timing senators' responses. Also pictured is Rhonda McBride, Dan Sullivan and Al Gross.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 12, 2020

High COVID-19 case counts over the weekend renew worries about Alaska's hospital capacity. And a heated Senate fisheries debate between Dan Sullivan and Al Gross in Kodiak. Plus, an Alaska Native hero and her story of survival, alone on an island in the Arctic, a hundred years ago.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 9, 2020

After a youth hockey tournament in Anchorage, a cluster of Covid cases. And Tanana Chiefs Conference joins Alaska Native villages suing over the Ambler Road project. Plus, new research shows bear spray can pack a punch even in windy or cold conditions.
A man in an orange shirt points down at a cot net to a yellow plastic tote.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Millions of dollars pour into Alaska's Senate race. And Congressman Don Young says the Pebble Mine deserves a chance. Plus, the story of one Anchorage man who moved from a homeless shelter to stable housing despite many hurdles along the way.
Protesters gather on the sidewalk in Anchorage with signs that read "Schools ARE Essential" and "Open our schools!"

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A sitting senator claims underdog status as challenger Al Gross raises $9 million. And Gov. Dunleavy stands behind the Pebble project, even as many other Republicans voice their opposition. Plus, the Anchorage School District has a bleak assessment of online learning.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Candidates like to talk about state budget cuts, but experts say it's not easy. Plus, Newtok residents lost thousands of pounds of food after an extended power outage. And pleas in Dillingham for more relaxed COVID rules to allow for indoor sports.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 5, 2020

A judge says the state shouldn't require a witness signature on mail-in ballots. State Republicans continue in-person fundraising events, without masks. And Anchorage residents gather to mark the country's COVID-19 death toll.