Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 26, 2023

An abatement notice near a tent in the woods
New campsites, pictured here on May 19, 2023, have sprung up in a wooded area off of Anchorage’s Chester Creek Trail where a six-month old abatement notice is posted. (Jeremy Hsieh/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Lawmakers have gone home but a lot of state business still needs addressing. Also, Anchorage workers clear a homeless camp, even with no shelter space to send people. And an Alaska Native soldier gets recognition on Memorial Day, decades after his death.

Reports tonight from:

Jeremy Hsieh, Wesley Early and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage
Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue
Anna Canny in Juneau
Raegan Miller in Ketchikan

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Toben Shelby and producing from Lori Townsend.

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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