Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Rep. Julie Coulombe, R-Anchorage, speaks in favor of House Bill 89, a bill aimed at increasing the accessibility of child care, on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives on Feb. 28, 2024. (Eric Stone/Alaska Public Media)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The state House passes a bill aimed at making it easier to find childcare in Alaska. Plus, Iditarod officials talk trail conditions ahead of the ceremonial start in Anchorage this weekend. And, students from across the Y-K Delta travel to Bethel for a science fair.

Reports tonight from:

Casey Grove, Wesley Early, Chris Klint and Tim Rockey in Anchorage

MaryCait Dolan and Gabby Salgado in Bethel

Eric Stone in Juneau

Riley Board in Kenai

Jack Darrell in Ketchikan

Robert Woolsey in Sitka

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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