Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The school in Newtok.
A construction crew arrived to dismantle the back half of the public school in Newtok last fall. They completed their work in early 2024. The project was necessary after decades of severe erosion along the banks of the Ninglick River finally caught up with the back end of the building (Emily Schwing/KYUK)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Newtok school is without power again, leaving students without a place to attend class. Plus, officials respond to clean up mine waste spilled near Juneau. And, the Emergency Department at the Alaska Native Medical Center is expanding for the first time in 30 years.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra, Chris Klint and Emily Schwing in Anchorage

Evan Erickson in Bethel

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Anna Canny in Juneau

Riley Board in Kenai

Davis Hovey in Kodiak

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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