Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 9, 2023

Incoming Rear Admiral Megan Dean shakes hands with incumbent Rear Admiral Nathan Moore at a U.S. Coast Guard District 17 change-of-command ceremony on June 9, 2023. (Photo by Yvonne Krumrey/KTOO)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Fentanyl is showing up in pills that look like prescription drugs, contributing to a rise in overdose deaths. Plus, remembering artist Joe Senungetuk.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra, Dev Hardikar and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Alain d’Epremesnil in Haines

Yvonne Krumrey in Juneau

Raegan Miller in Ketchikan

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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