Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Jill Biden
First lady Dr. Jill Biden wears a qaspeq gifted to her by Rep. Mary Peltola and Ana Hoffman, president of the Bethel Native Corporation. May 17, 2023 in Bethel, Alaska. (MaryCait Dolan/KYUK)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Despite a flurry of activity, the legislative session ends without a spending plan. Plus, the youngest female ever convicted of murder in Alaska has a chance at getting out, almost 40 years later.

Reports tonight from:

Casey Grove, Jeremy Hsieh and Casey Grove in Anchorage

Francisco Martínezcuello in Bethel

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Lex Treinen in Juneau

Shelby Herbert in Petersburg

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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