Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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Anchorage’s shelter at Sullivan Arena housed hundreds of vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Nonprofit Bean’s Cafe managed the shelter under a federally reimbursed contract with the city, and reported millions of dollars in profits. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

An investigation finds Bean’s Cafe made millions managing Anchorage’s pandemic homeless shelter. Plus, heavy winter snow and ice jams cause flooding and damage to homes.

Reports tonight from:

Nat Herz, Jeremy Hsieh and Chris Klint in Anchorage

Izzy Ross in Dillingham

Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Corinne Smith in Homer

Lex Treinen in Juneau

Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, 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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