Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

two people on a boat, with a fishing net
Sylvester Ayek and his daughter Kimberly set their gillnet in the Tuksuk Channel. (Berett Wilber for Northern Journal)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The potential for mining graphite raises fears and hopes in villages north of Nome. Plus, physician assistants are outraged by proposed regulations that could limit their ability to provide healthcare in Alaska. And, federal funding helps give Petersburg students more locally-sourced options for lunch.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra in Anchorage

Robyne in Fairbanks

Angela Denning and Shelby Herbert in Petersburg

Nat Herz on the Seward Peninsula

Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.

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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