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With a central news room in Anchorage and contributing reporters spread across the state, Alaska Statewide News captures the voices of Alaska and shares it with the world. Tune in to your local public radio station in Alaska, visit us online at ALASKAPUBLIC.ORG or subscribe to the Alaska News podcast right here. These are individual news stories, most of which appear in Alaska News Nightly (available as a separate podcast).
 
Get news from across Alaska each weekday evening from the stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). With a central news room in Anchorage and 25 stations spread across the state, we capture the news in the Voices of Alaska and share them with the world. Tune in to your local APRN station in Alaska, visit us online at APRN.ORG or subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast right here. This is the complete 30-minute program as aired on APRN stations. A separate feed is available wit ...
 
Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
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Creekside Park Elementary School kindergarten teacher Rihana Gay conducts her first in-person class on Jan. 20, 2021 since the pandemic reached Anchorage in March 2020. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebo…
 
Haines residents displaced by December’s storm are worried that bears will break into vacant properties to scavenge for food. As KHNS’ Henry Leasia reports, the local bear task force recommends the borough step in to help.. When residents evacuated Beach Road last month, they left home abruptly with little more than the clothes on their […] The pos…
 
The washeteria and water plant building burned down in Tuluksak on Saturday, Jan. 16 (Photo courtesy Kristy Napoka) A fire destroyed Tuluksak’s only source of clean, running water on Saturday and an emergency delivery of freshwater is delayed because of conditions. Donated bottled water in Bethel is ready to be shipped out on the next plane, but Tu…
 
The Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau, pictured in Feb. 2017. (KTOO file photo) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly: Alaska’s lawmakers have convened…
 
Haines officials say the Beach Road slide zone is still unstable after more of the mountainside came down Monday night; Haines’ Bear Task Force recommends the borough help displaced Beach Road residents reduce attractants in vacant homes; Norwegian Cruise lines postpones Alaska cruising through April; Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area has…
 
A digital flyer for the Alaska Black Caucuses’ virtual MLK Day Celebration. “Join the Alaska Black Caucus, Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson, Bridge Builders of Alaska, New Hope Baptist Church, vocalists Nancy Smith and Corinthia Rab, Youth4Change, and more for this year’s virtual MLK Community-Wide Celebration. This program is packed with excitement and e…
 
An extremely rare hawfinch in Haines Junction from Dec. 2020. (Cameron Eckert) In December, a rare bird was spotted in Haines Junction in Canada’s Yukon Territory, just north over the border from Haines and Klukwan in Alaska. This is exciting for the Canadian birders who saw it, and one small clue in a wider pattern of change. The hawfinch is usual…
 
Forty-seven soldiers and airmen from the Alaska National Guard arrive at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, D.C., after a flight from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson aboard a 168th Wing KC-135 Stratotanker. The security forces and military police personnel volunteered to support the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo by Fr…
 
Roughly 40% of the Chilkat Valley—home of Haines and Klukwan—has gotten a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s nearly ten times the national average. The clinic is run by a tribal health non-profit that gets its vaccine through Indian Health Services rather than the state. It’s been prioritized because it’s so remote. Over the course […] The post C…
 
There’s a new magistrate in Haines. Orion Hughes-Knowles began presiding over cases at the local courthouse this week. He will be taking over for Magistrate Mary Kay Germain and Judge Linn Asper. Orion Hughes-Knowles was born in Hawaii and grew up in Sitka. He says he first became interested in law after he got a […] The post New magistrate begins …
 
Gabrielle Brugato’s 1st grade classroom at Williwaw Elementary in Anchorage on January 15th, 2021. Brugato is preparing to welcome 13 students into her classroom for the first time this school year. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcas…
 
In December, a rare bird was spotted in Haines Junction in Canada’s Yukon Territory, just north over the border from Haines and Klukwan in Alaska. This is both exciting for the Canadian birders who saw it, and also one small clue in a wider pattern of change. The hawfinch is usually found in Europe and […] The post Birders spot rare hawfinch in Hai…
 
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone over the age of 18 in Haines who wants one. Vaccinations for the expanded pool of patients will begin this week. Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently received a large shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the Indian Health Service. SEARHC H…
 
University of Portland nursing student Abby Roth volunteers at a vaccination Jan. 6, 2021 at the Anchorage School District Education Center. (Robert DeBerry/Anchorage School District) A statewide poll from late November shows 45% of Alaskans who identify as Republicans said they won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s compared with just 13% of Democ…
 
Jenae Larson on the porch of the Port Chilkoot Distillery in Haines. Larson is one of two Haines residents missing after a landslide on Wednesday, December 2. (Photo Courtesy of Jenae Larson’s family) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook…
 
A male brown bear feasts on a dead whale on Admiralty Island in June 2018. (Bjorn Dihle) “A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears” is a new book by Juneau writer and wilderness guide Bjorn Dihle. It’s a portrait of brown bears and their complex relationship with humans that combines a sweeping historical perspective with Dihle’s pers…
 
Rep. Sarah Vance’s MeWe account. Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly: Alaska Congressman Don Young votes against impeaching President Donald Trump. Meant…
 
Amber Winkel (left) and Todd Winkel (right) make their way across the Beach Road landslide in order to check on their home. (Henry Leasia/KHNS) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Tuesda…
 
A health care worker at Bartlett Regional Hospital prepare doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020, in Juneau. (Screenshot of Bartlett Regional Hospital video) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapubl…
 
Sen. Murkowski and fellow moderates in the House and Senate announced their agreement on COVID relief Dec. 1. (C-SPAN screenshot) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Friday on Alaska New…
 
Volunteers drag an open hole in the Kuskokwim River near Tuluksak, working to recover the body of a man who drowned on Jan. 1, 2021. (Bethel Search and Rescue Photo) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter…
 
Protesters outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 before Pro-Trump extremists stormed that capitol. Photo from a 10:21 a.m. tweet. (Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media). Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org an…
 
A shipment of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations lands in Bethel, Alaska and is transferred to a deep freezer at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation on December 16, 2020. (Katie Basile/KYUK) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapub…
 
A picture of the COVID-19 vaccine, after the third person in Alaska received it the morning of Dec. 15, 2020, at the Alaska Native Medical Center. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org a…
 
Karen Froland (right) and her mom, Alene Robinson, hold hands on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Aspen Creek assisted-living home in Anchorage. It’s the first time they’ve held hands since March. Aspen Creek set up the “hugging wall” as a way for residents to have some physical contact with loved ones after months staying at least 6 feet apart. (Te…
 
Firefighters check hoses outside the home off Minnie Street that was heavily damaged by the early morning house fire.(Photo courtesy City of Fairbanks) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews…
 
Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink, is vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dr. Michael Alter, Emergency Medicine Specialist at Mat-su Regional Medical Center on Dec. 18.(Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Health and Social Services) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email,…
 
Nome musher Aaron Burmeister at the Iditarod Ceremonial Start in downtown Anchorage, March 1, 2014. Burmeister is one of the ITC board members who may be resigning soon. (Photo: David Dodman, KNOM). Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook a…
 
A picture of the COVID-19 vaccine, after the third person in Alaska received it the morning of Dec. 15, 2020, at the Alaska Native Medical Center. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org a…
 
Anchorage Correctional Complex (Alaska DOC photo) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly: As COVID-19 surges through state jails, some Alaskans are stuck ins…
 
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