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At Anchorage library, pilot program connects patrons to social services

An ongoing pilot program seeks to connect Anchorage library patrons in need with local housing, food, employment, health care and other resources. So far, it's reached more than 200 Alaskans.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 19, 2019

Senate budget taking place with less than a month of session to go; Government says marijuana involvement can derail citizenship; Wintergreens prepares to open the first marijuana lounge in Haines; Group apologizes after appearance by banned UAA professor; Ketchikan pastor, teacher sentenced to 18 years, 12 suspended; Records reveal DOT planning Berners Bay ferry terminal on Lynn Canal; AK: One family’s pirate home is Sitka’s hidden treasure; 49 Voices: Leena Tarar of Anchorage

Wintergreens prepares to open the first marijuana lounge in Haines

Alaska is poised to become the first state to regulate cannabis cafes. The state’s Marijuana Control Board is now accepting applications for onsite consumption. That’s despite uncertainty stemming from recent board appointees by Governor Mike Dunleavy’s administration.

49 Voices: Leena Tarar of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Leena Tarar in Anchorage. Tarar is an exchange student at Bartlett High School, originally from Pakistan. She was part of this year's Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute.

AK: One family’s pirate home is Sitka’s hidden treasure

What if you wanted your home to be more extraordinary, more unusual, more like, say, a pirate ship? One Sitka family has been realizing that vision, slowly turning their home into a shipwrecked, tropical paradise over the last 40 years.

Fairbanks mayor hires first female police chief

Anchorage police Lieutenant Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief.

Alaskans greet Mueller report with shrugs, nods and dismay

We went to a Fred Meyer parking lot in Midtown Anchorage to ask Alaskans what they think of the Mueller report.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Legislators reject six Dunleavy appointees to boards and commissions; Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delay; Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to Alaska; Anchorage bust nets heroin, fentanyl totaling 10-plus pounds; Elim without potable water; boil notice issued; As cruise ships grow, more passengers are headed to Alaska; The special ingredient inside these new gluten-free noodles? Fish, from Alaska.; Donlin Gold to begin drilling program; If approved, Fairbanks could have its first female police chief; Ask a Climatologist: The mid-April snow people are seeing is not surprising
Above: In 2019, oil company BP is conducting a massive 3-D seismic program at Prudhoe Bay. It’s the biggest survey of its kind ever done in the Arctic. (Video by Elizabeth Harball and Valerie Kern)