Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Donald McQuade, center, poses for a photo with Public Defender Agency attorneys Benjamin Dresner, left and Kyle Barber at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage on Nov. 29, 2023. McQuade, of Gresham, Oregon, is standing trial for the murder of 16-year-old Shelley Connolly in 1978, who was found dead along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage.

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

A trial over a teenager’s murder opens in Anchorage, 45 years after her death. Plus, it’s been more than a year since Typhoon Merbok, and some Hooper Bay residents are still without adequate housing. And, a Girdwood death doula helps people make plans for when they pass away.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra, Wesley Early, and Jeremy Hsieh in Anchorage

Francisco Martínezcuello and Emily Schwing in Bethel

Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Colette Czarnecki in Wrangell

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Wesley Early, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Tim Rockey.

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Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him attrockey@alaskapublic.orgor 907-550-8487. Read more about Timhere

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