a person holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 24th, 2020

As COVID-19 surges through state jails, some Alaskans are stuck inside. And, Alaska's suicide rate is holding steady, but drug overdoses are rising amid the pandemic. Plus, finding a new place to shelter Ketchikan's homeless population.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

As COVID-19 surges through state jails, some Alaskans are stuck inside. And, Alaska's suicide rate is holding steady, but drug overdoses are rising amid the pandemic. Plus, finding a new place to shelter Ketchikan's homeless population.
A white man with a brown beard sits in front of his laptop at a desk

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

A state-owned entity considers bidding in the upcoming ANWR lease sale. And, surveys show Anchorage residents are being more and more cautious during the pandemic. Plus, an Alaska journalist sues state officials to be allowed to cover the Dunleavy administration.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 21st, 2020

With an upcoming lease sale, what do we know about how much oil there is under ANWR's coastal plain? And, the Alaska Fire Service looks at using more firefighting crews organized in villages. Plus, the town of Wrangell shows up for a small but spirited holiday boat parade.
A man dressed like santa sits behind a plexiglass barrier

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, December 18th, 2020

By land, by air or by sea … the coronavirus vaccine makes its way to communities throughout the state. And, mall Santa's are checking lists … and temperatures this year. Plus, anchorage students use storytelling to talk about mental health.
People standing in front of white capitol dome holding banners that say protect the Arctic.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 17th, 2020

A Native American is tapped to be a cabinet secretary, for the first time ever. And, a look at the fatal commercial plane crash in Unalaska last year. Plus, artists struggle to sell their work during the pandemic.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Despite a Juneau healthcare worker's allergic reaction, Alaska officials say vaccine distribution will continue. And, Senator Murkowski urges Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill before the holiday break. Plus, the Anchorage School District commits to start in-person learning in January.
a person wearing a face shield and mask administers a shot to someone wearing scrubs and a mask

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Healthcare workers receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Alaska, kicking off a statewide campaign. And, a church in Sitka marks the national death toll of COVID-19. Plus, a post office closure in Russian Mission delays everything from checks to baby formula.
A hypodermic needle in a vial of vaccine

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 14th, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment is in Alaska… with vaccinations starting as soon as tomorrow. And, a look at city planning and the risk of landslides like those in Haines. Plus, Alaska's teachers on guiding students through this year's election.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, December 11, 2020

Budgeting during a pandemic, the Dunleavy administration unveils its proposal for the state's next spending plan. And, the Trump administration looks to lease a private icebreaker for the Arctic. Plus, a Tlingit twist on a familiar Christmas tale.
A Black woman stands in front of a counter with medium-sized jars of filled with candy

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Recent data show alarming racial disparities in which Alaskans are dying from COVID-19. And, how Anchorage's sister cities in Russia and China are experiencing the pandemic. Plus, an Anchorage candy enthusiast takes her business to the next level.
A sign that says "face masks required" in a hallway

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Some local leaders are unhappy with Governor's Dunleavy's reluctance to implement a mask mandate. And, a vote to close a significant portion of Upper Cook Inlet to commercial salmon fishing. Plus, how a Canadian man ended up driving an American family a thousand miles to the border.
Several people carry a rolled up carpet in a muddy road

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

As Americans wait for another coronavirus relief bill, Congress tries the Murkowski method. And, cleaning up after last week's landslides in Haines. Plus, should we expect more landslides in a warming climate?
A woman stands outside of her Anchorage home.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 7th, 2020

The first shipment of a COVID vaccine should be on it's way to Alaska soon. And, Haines residents navigate the aftermath of a a flood and massive landslide. Plus, what it's like being a contact tracer in Alaska.
Houses in dirty brown water

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, December 4, 2020

As record rains threaten to set off more landslides, more Haines residents are forced from their homes. And, Anchorage advocates see some success with a new approach to fighting homelessness. Plus, more details on the plan for distributing a COVID vaccine in Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Trump administration sets a date for a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And, the search continues for two Haines residents missing after yesterday's landslide. Plus, an Akiak woman shares her experience losing a relative to COVID-19.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

After a torrential downpour, a landslide rips through a neighborhood in Haines. And, expiring coronavirus relief programs will leave 40,000 unemployed Alaskans in limbo. Plus, unable to reach a hospital due to weather, a Pilot Station man dies of COVID-19.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Inmates at the Goose Creek prison and their loved ones grapple with a growing coronavirus outbreak. And, some Bristol Bay residents cheer the denial of a permit for the Pebble Mine, others are disappointed. Plus, one of Alaska's oldest standing churches gets an upgrade.
A crane lifts a conex

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 30, 2020

What do we know about race-related health disparities in the pandemic? And, Shipping company Matson agrees to deliver food for free to food banks in Alaska. Plus, a social media campaign brings donated dog food to Yukon River mushers.
A nurse wearing a mask, glasses, a hair net and gown stands in a hospital room.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 27, 2020

An Anchorage ER nurse discusses being one of many healthcare workers getting sick with COVID-19. And, a college student from the village of Noorvik wins the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Plus, Kenai Peninsula business owners struggle to enforce mask wearing without an official mandate.