Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 13, 2022

A barge with an excavator on it surrounded by chunks of ice on a river
Olivia Ebertz/KYUK

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Industry leaders and politicians criticize the Biden administration’s cancellation of a Cook Inlet lease sale. Also, a mom in Homer finally has some answers about her daughter, who went missing in 2019. And a “ghost barge” is free-floating down the Kuskokwim river after it froze into the river last fall.

Reports tonight from:

Sabine Poux in Kenai
Yvonne Krumrey in Juneau
Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
and Corinne Smith in Haines

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

Casey Grove is host of Alaska News Nightly, a general assignment reporter and an editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Casey here

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