Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Four women discussing ACLU of Alaska Prison Project with a banner behind them that has ACLU Alaska logo.
From left to right, Ruth Botstein, Megan Edge, Jacqueline F. Shepherd and Melody Vidmar hold a press conference about ACLU of Alaska’s lawsuit for Constitutional Rights of incarcerated people Thursday morning. (Mizelle Mayo/Alaska Public Media)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

The ACLU alleges the state isn’t respecting early release dates for prisoner programs. The potential fallout from a lawsuit over access to abortion pills. Plus local communities want their voices heard when it comes to Arctic military expansion.

Reports tonight from:

Jeremy Hsieh and Wesley Early in Anchorage
Claire Stremple and Isabelle Ross in Juneau
Emily Schwing in Kotzebue
Francisco Martinezcuello in Bethel
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
And Robert Woolsey in Sitka

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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