Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

A bear cub holding the bars of a cage.
Gator, a very talkative bear cub from Hood Bay, asks around if someone has snacks. Monday, June 5, 2023. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Mat-Su school board prepares to vote on a pair of policies that would impact transgender students and sex ed. Plus, scientists study how the highly pathogenic bird flu withstood the winter in Alaska.

Reports tonight from:

Dev Hardikar, Chris Klint and Tim Rockey in Anchorage

Emily Schwing in Bethel

Christina McDermott in Dillingham

Dan Bross and Robyne in Fairbanks

Katherine Rose and Robert Woolsey in Sitka

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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