Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 13, 2023

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Martin Joe and his wife Lois (in gray) live in a low-income, three bedroom apartment with eight children ranging in age from one to 18. They were placed here on a temporary emergency basis after Typhoon Merbok destroyed their house in Hooper Bay. Their placement in the apartment expires at the end of the month. (Emily Schwing/KYUK)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Alaska Federation of Natives joins a lawsuit against the state over management of the Kuskokwim River. Plus, Typhoon Merbok accelerated the erosion of sand dunes in Hooper Bay, impacting subsistence gathering. And, artists and activists gather in Fairbanks to express Indigenous grief over climate change.

Reports tonight from:

Casey Grove and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage

Francisco Martínezcuello in Bethel

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Emily Schwing in Hooper Bay

Katie Anastas in Juneau

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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