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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rep. Eastman becomes first Alaska House member to be censured; Murkowski, Sullivan diverge in statements on Comey firing; Verdict looms in Sockeye Fire trial; Walker tells Assembly he expects revenues in fiscal plan; Return to sender: Juneau pot business blocked from mailing tax payments; Arctic representatives kick off Arctic Conference in Fairbanks; After high-level Arctic talks, the party moves to Anchorage; Experts outline benefits of boosting Arctic broadband; but some cite cultural 'concern'; Ask a Climatologist: Alaska wins the daylight prize Listen now

Experts outline benefits of boosting Arctic broadband; but some cite cultural ‘concern’

Participants in the Arctic Broadband Forum held this week at the University of Alaska Fairbanks got an update on the progress of a project that promises to bring high-speed internet to remote northern Alaskan communities. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Alaska wins the daylight prize

Alaska is once again the land of the midnight sun. If you live in Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), the sun won’t set again until August 2. Listen now

Artist gives visual voice to domestic violence

Putting a topic like domestic violence into words is difficult, so artist Carmel Anderson has another approach. Her traveling exhibit, “Unheard Voices, Unheard Wisdom,” conveys the unspoken truths about abuse – of both women and children – through fabric. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: April flips the warm switch in Alaska

After a cold winter, the month of April turned warmer than normal across the state. Listen now

Shooting by ‘distraught man’ and avalanche trap Turnagain Arm residents in the dark

The sole highway heading south out of Anchorage was closed because of what police described as a "distraught man." A manhunt is still underway for a suspect who allegedly discharged a weapon multiple times. Hours later, an avalanche knocked out power in the area, as well. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 10, 2017

Committee sends budget to full House; Rep. Young suggests "wall bonds" are the way to fund Trump's wall; Judge weighs lawsuit over Utqiagvik name; Why are mushing teams much larger at the midway point?; Musher suffers dog loss at Galena checkpoint; The rich mushing legacy of Huslia; Village of Napaimute is opening a commercial lumber sawmill below Kalskag; International Women's Day and the YWCA; AK: Wild salmon on the school lunch menu in Sitka; 49 Voices: Carlos Tayag of Unalaska Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

University of Alaska president addresses lawmakers after no-confidence votes; Chief justice urges lawmakers to collaborate and compromise; Legislative uproar erupts during discussion of oil tax credits; Dakota Access Pipeline builder says they will resume construction as soon as possible; Presbyterian Church formally apologizes to North Slope Natives for denouncing culture; Rep. Young named 'chairman emeritus,' loses power of the gavel; Fairbanks School District eliminates graduate tests; Fishermen forced to share pounds in herring fishery Listen now

Presbyterian Church formally apologizes to North Slope Natives for denouncing culture

In Utqiagvik, an apology from the head of the Presbyterian Church will be offered to the Alaska Native people of the North Slope. The idea is to start a process of healing by acknowledging that the Church, however well intended, was wrong, when it denounced the cultures of Native people, both in Alaska and across the nation. Listen now

AK: At the planetarium, auroras shown in a new light

Through a mix of science, art, and traditional knowledge, a new film is casting the northern lights as something more than a mere novelty, as researchers try to tell a more comprehensive story about the phenomenon. Listen now

Thousands march statewide in support of women’s rights far into the future

On Jan. 21, Alaskans held local Women's Marches across the state from Adak to Barrow to Homer to Ketchikan. An estimated 10,000 people participated statewide -- far more than expected. For most, attending the march was an opportunity to stand up for women's rights, indigenous rights, environmental protection and other social issues, but it was only the first step. Listen now

Women’s March draws thousands in downtown Anchorage

More than 3,000 people waded through the snow-filled streets to join the Women’s March on Anchorage Saturday morning.

Experts say 2016 smashed previous records for Alaska’s hottest year on record

2016 was the warmest year in Alaska since the National Weather Service began keeping records in the state more than a century ago. Two weather-service climate specialists say that’s mainly because of extraordinarily warm ocean water, which in turn helped generate above-normal precipitation – especially in the Interior. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: Tallying daylight on the darkest day of the year

Alaska marked the solstice early Wednesday morning at 1:44 a.m. So what does that mean for the amount of daylight across the state? Listen Now

Alaska Pacific University to become tribal college

The Alaska Pacific University board of trustees voted Dec. 19 to partner with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to transform the small Anchorage-based university into a tribal college. Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Local corporation sues City of Utqiagvik to halt name-change; Alaska leaders seek to avoid fight over oil taxes; State helps ease multi-million dollar Bluecrest loan; Anchorage Police Department adds officers; Police investigate gun threat at Chugiak High School; Obama administration announces BLM overhaul; State picks Data Recognition Corporation for new student assessments; Alaska prepares public housing smoking ban; Moose Creek residents advised on ground water contaminants; Alaska officials look to increase recognition of hate crimes; Author discusses book on World War II importance of Kuril Islands Listen Now

Kotzebue brothers make first app for all 20 Alaska Native languages

Frustrated at not being able to text in Iñupiaq, pair spent months assembling a library of characters for all of Alaska's recognized indigenous languages. Listen Now 

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Judge upholds Walker’s veto halving Permanent Fund dividends; Alaska Native corporation acquires oil and gas leases in Arctic waters; ConocoPhillips puts historic Kenai LNG plant up for sale; Anchorage man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor; Alaska Municipal League meets in Anchorage to discuss heroin addiction; Remembering Nancy McGuire; Coast Guard still investigating what sank the Alaska Juris; Alaska ferry system plans more fare hikes; UFA hones in on salmon habitat issues; Kotzebue brothers release first keyboard for all 20 Alaska Native languages Listen Now 

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Longtime Inupiaq leader and North Slope Mayor Edward Itta dies at 71; Alaska Human Rights Commission proposes regulation changes to protect LGBTQ community; Why Alaska judges don't raise campaign funds to continue to serve, like other states'; Number of registered Alaska voters at all-time high; Where to weep or cheer election returns in Anchorage; Lower 48 ivory bans already hurting Alaska Native carvers; Homegrown and hydroponic: Veggies are St. Paul’s new subsistence food Listen Now

Edward Itta remembered for balancing two worlds

Former North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta died Sunday in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow. Family members said the cause was cancer. He was 71. Listen Now