Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 17, 2023

Sitka junior Felix Myers and Anchorage sophomore Maggie Cothran spoke at a joint session of the Alaska House and Senate Education Committees on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. (Screenshots from Gavel Alaska)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Student representatives on the state school board share their thoughts with lawmakers on a controversial gender identity bill. Plus, Remembering sportfishing advocate Bob Penney, who fell in love with the Kenai River in the 70s.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early and Jeremy Hsieh in Anchorage

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Katie Anastas in Juneau

Sabine Poux in Kenai

Reagan Miller in Ketchikan

Brian Venua in Kodiak

Greg Knight in Nome

This Episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Wesley Early, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Tim Rockey.

Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him at or 907-550-8487. Read more about Tim here

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