Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 12, 2023

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Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks about the budget at a news conference on Thursday. Pictured with him are Senate President Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

After much debate, the state Senate passes a bill to increase school funding. Also, river breakup is underway, with ice jams causing concern over flooding. And a passenger jet gets a new paint job: an Indigenous design celebrating our connection to salmon.

Reports tonight from:

Lex Treinen in Juneau
Lori Townsend and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue
and Corinne Smith in Homer

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering by Chris Hyde.

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Casey Grove is host of Alaska News Nightly, a general assignment reporter and an editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach him Read more about Caseyhere

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