Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 7, 2023

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Former Anchorage School District’s Superintendent Deena Bishop outside Alaska Public Media’s studio on Wednesday afternoon. September 6, 2023. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

The new commissioner of education sits down for her first interview since taking the job. Plus, The Mat-Su school board changes how their student representative can participate. And, Juneau residents confront the mental health impacts from last month’s historic flooding.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early and Ava White in Anchorage

Alain d’Epremesnil in Haines

Anna Canny in Juneau

Tim Rockey in Palmer

Sofia Stuart-Rasi in Unalaska

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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