Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 7, 2024

a musher gets hot water from a bucket
Rookie Iditarod musher Benjamin Good scoops out hot water for his dogs in Takotna on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Casey Grove/Alaska Public Media)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska’s public guardian program is overwhelmed and struggling to keep up. Plus, new polling data shows that a majority of Alaskans favor a large increase to education funding. And, Iditarod mushers strategize over where to spend their mandatory 24-hour rests.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra, Jeremy Hsieh, and Lori Townsend in Anchorage

Anna Canny and Eric Stone in Juneau

Casey Grove in Takotna

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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