Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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UAF associate professor Peter Westley holding spawning male chum salmon from the Anaktuvuk River in September 2023. (Joe Spencer/Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The state is making progress processing food assistance applications, but some Alaskans still face months-long waits. Plus, a year after Typhoon Merbok, families on Alaska’s west coast are still struggling to find housing. And, a Fairbanks writer’s work about salt gets national recognition.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra and Tim Rockey in Anchorage

Evan Erickson in Bethel

Dan Bross and Robyne in Fairbanks

Emily Schwing in Hooper Bay

Riley Board in Kenai

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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