Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 30, 2023

University of Alaska Anchorage students Matthew Glover, Lauren Gaither and Jessica Fuller pose for photos outside the Alaska Airlines Center on May 1, 2022. More than 500 students participated in the commencement ceremony, the second one held in person since the start of the pandemic. (Katie Anastas/Alaska Public Media)

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Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

University of Alaska graduate students unionize to address student issues with the administration. Plus, thawing permafrost changes the color of rivers in the Arctic. And, a healing totem dedicated to Native boarding school survivors goes up in Anchorage.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage

Sunni Bean in Bethel

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Dan Bross and Robyne in Fairbanks

Riley Board in Kenai

Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Wesley Early, with audio engineering from Toben Shelby 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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