Alaska News Nightly: February 22, 2024

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Emily Drabinski, president of the American Library Association, stands outside Alaska Public Media Studios on Wednesday, Feb.21, 2024. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Lawmakers try to find common ground on a sweeping set of education reforms. Plus, an Anchorage jury finds Brian Smith guilty in the deaths of two Alaska Native women. And, the Director of the American Library Association talks about the challenges facing librarians. 

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early, Rhonda McBride and Liz Ruskin in Anchorage

Christina McDermott in Dillingham

Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Eric Stone in Juneau

Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue

Ava White in Nome

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Wesley Early, 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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