Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 23, 2023

The M/V Columbia in Wrangell on August 23, 2023. (Sage Smiley / KSTK)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has a uniquely Alaskan experience during his visit. Plus, a small fire on the ferry Columbia sent some passengers to the hospital for smoke inhalation. And, a rural Alaska airline celebrates 70 years of business.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue

Hannah Flor in Petersburg

Sage Smiley in Wrangell

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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