Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 4, 2023

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Smoke column from the Lost Horse Creek Fire on Aug. 3, 2023. (Togie Wiehl/Alaska Interagency Management Team)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Crews attack at least two more wildfires in Interior Alaska, with hotter, windier weather on the way. Also, black seaweed is a delicacy in Southeast Alaska, but it’s getting harder to find healthy plants to harvest. And a baby walrus is settling into life at the SeaLife Center after being rescued from the North Slope.

Dan Bross and Emily Schwing in Fairbanks
Yvonne Krumrey in Juneau
Liz Ruskin in Anchorage
Angela Denning and Thomas Copeland in Petersburg
and Kirsten Dobroth in Kodiak

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Annie Feidt.

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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