Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy speaks to a microphone.
Governor Mike Dunleavy discussed his priorities for education and other state issues on Talk of Alaska on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Army Corps of Engineers upholds its decision halting the Pebble Mine but advocates say they’ll continue to fight. Plus, Gov. Dunleavy defends a correspondence school allotment program deemed unconstitutional by a recent court decision. And, a Sitka biologist spots a species of whale rarely seen so far south.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early, Kavitha George and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage
Sage Smiley in Bethel
Simon Lopez in Homer
Eric Stone in Juneau
Brian Venua in Kodiak
Katherine Rose in Sitka
Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.

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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