Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

a polar bear walks along the edge of a town. a building in the background and a snowmachine in the foreground
A polar bear walks along the edge of Kaktovik, the only village within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain. (June 2018 file photo: Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Department of the Interior cancels the state’s oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Plus, Indigenous healers are featured in a new museum exhibit in Anchorage. And, generations of Nulato women carry on the tradition of summer fish camp, despite declining salmon runs.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra, Wesley Early, Michael Fanelli and Liz Ruskin in Anchorage

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Riley Board in Kenai

Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue

Emily Schwing in Nulato

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Wesley Early, 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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