Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 5, 2024

A man in a reflective vest picks uses a trash picker around tarps, tents and needles.
An Anchorage Parks and Recreation employee with Healthy Spaces picks up trash around a encampment in a vacant lot next to Cuddy Family Midtown Park on May 9, 2023. The crews visit known encampments twice a week. Drug paraphernalia is common. (Jeremy Hsieh/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Some say the most affordable solution to Cook Inlet’s natural gas shortage is renewable energy. Plus, education advocates continue to push for an increase to the state’s per-student funding formula. And, Native Youth Olympics coaches from Juneau teach the games to elementary students in Petersburg.

Reports tonight from:

Rachel Cassandra, Kavitha George, Casey Grove and Chris Klint in Anchorage
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Hannah Flor in Petersburg

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Toben Shelby 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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