Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 21, 2023

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Tim Fulton in his “happy place”: His home workshop. TISABAS did not spring into being overnight; Fulton has been prototyping for decades, with a variety of rollers and belts to move heavy items like fish boxes in the bellies of airplanes. His first two TISABAS are headed to an equipment supplier for Malaysian Airlines — for $35,000 a piece. (Robert Woolsey/KCAW)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Two bills aim to change the way health care is offered to school district employees in Alaska. Plus, a Sitka man’s invention to arrange luggage is sold to airlines around the world.

Reports tonight from:

Jeremy Hsieh in Anchorage

Riley Board in Juneau

Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue

Greg Knight in Nome

Rachel Cassandra in Petersburg

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Tim Rockey.

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Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him attrockey@alaskapublic.orgor 907-550-8487. Read more about Timhere

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