Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 3, 2023

volunteers put together baggies of personal hygiene products and snacks
Volunteers in a conference room at the office of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness put together care kits on Jan. 30, 2023. The kits, which have snacks and personal hygiene products, were given out during the 2023 point-in-time count. (Jeremy Hsieh/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The state reveals new information about last year’s record number of inmate deaths, but more questions remain. A look into how Alaska’s data on homelessness is collected, and how reliable it really is. As the Yukon Quest kicks off this weekend, there are serious questions about the race’s future.

Reports tonight from:

Rhonda McBride, Emily Schwing, Wesley Early and Jeremy Hsieh in Anchorage
Anna Canny in Juneau
Lex Treinen in Fairbanks
and Desiree Hagen in Homer

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Madilyn Rose

Madilyn Rose is the program producer at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at Read more about Madilyn here.

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