Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Air Force One on a tarmac as a group of people look on, some taking photos on their cellphones
Air Force One lands at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on Sept. 11, 2023. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Questions abound on the merger of the state’s two biggest grocery chains. Plus, members of a church in Juneau decide not to run a community homeless shelter this winter. And, the Southeast community of Hoonah gets proactive about keeping bears out of their trash cans.

Reports tonight from:

Casey Grove, Chris Klint and Liz Ruskin in Anchorage

Francisco Martínezcuello in Bethel

Katie Anastas in Juneau

Angela Denning in Petersburg

Theo Greenly in Unalaska

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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