Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

A man with a hat is standing on a sidewalk next to a utility pole.
Allen Kemplen, the president of the Fairview Community Council, walks along Gambell Street on March 3, 2023. The Fairview Community Council is in the position to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to focus on restoring non-vehicle connectivity in the community. (Alaska Public Media/Mizelle Mayo)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

A House Republican introduces a sales tax bill he says is intended to be just one part of a long-term fiscal plan. Plus, the Fairview neighborhood in Anchorage was divided by the Seward Highway, but is now being re-envisioned with help from a federal grant. 

Reports tonight from:

  • Michael Fanelli and Jeremy Hsieh in Anchorage
  • Sunni Bean in Bethel
  • Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
  • Riley Board in Kenai
  • Katherine Rose in Sitka
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Lori Townsend, 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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