Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 21, 2023

several women in a board room
Members of the Alaska Child Care Task Force gathered in Anchorage for their first in-person meeting on Sep. 20, 2023. (Grace Salazar/Alaska Department of Health)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska’s Child Care Task Force meets in person for the first time. Plus, $1,312. That’s what Alaskans can expect from the Permanent Fund Dividend this year. And, Juneau’s Indigenous music festival Aak’w Rock is paving the way for more events like it.

Reports tonight from:

Adelyn Baxter, Wesley Early and Michael Fanelli in Anchorage

Evan Erickson and Emily Schwing for KYUK in Bethel

Yvonne Krumrey in Juneau

Robert Woolsey in Sitka

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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