Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk


Krysti Shallenberger reports on climate, energy and natural resources development for KYUK. She travels to Alaska by way of Washington D.C., where she was an editor at Utility Dive, a trade publication, and a reporting fellow at E&E News. Krysti also reported in Wyoming, Montana and Alabama. She holds a master's in journalism from the University of Montana, focusing on natural resource and environmental issues.

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska after vising rural communities that are facing some of the highest rates of violence without any kind of law enforcement. He is also pledging millions of dollars in emergency funds. On "Talk of Alaska," former state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and tribal rights attorney Lloyd Miller discussed Barr’s visit and its impact on the future of public safety in Alaska. 

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People living in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta felt something unusual this past holiday weekend: a heat wave. Temperatures crept close to 90 degrees in many parts of the region, including Bethel, but a malfunctioning thermometer and not enough data could prevent this summer from making it into the record books. 

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Alaska State Troopers checked the home of Ray Steeves in Upper Kalskag on July 4. They didn’t know if he would be inside, but he was.

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Temperatures in the northern Bering and southern Chukchi seas are once again smashing records. The warmer temperatures will weaken winter sea ice and promise a later freeze-up for coastal communities in Western Alaska. 

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $444 million of budget line items last week. Many Bethel organizations will feel the pinch should the vetoes remain in effect. Three-quarters of the state's lawmakers must vote against the vetoes in order to successfully override them, and that decision will come next week. 

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $444 million from the state budget on Friday. Organizations across Bethel rely on that money and are asking how they can continue providing services with fewer resources. KYUK looks at some of these impacts.