Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 7, 2024

a child dance in the street during a celebration
Shiloh Sanidad dances during a processional and grand entrance for Celebration in Juneau on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. (Clarise Larson/KTOO)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

An Alaskan files a class action lawsuit against the state over long delays in approving Medicaid applications. Plus, Wildlife Refuge managers hope to protect permafrost in the Yukon Flats from wildfires. And, Celebration’s youngest participants take center stage in the toddler regalia review.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early in Anchorage
Evan Erickson in Bethel
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Jamie Diep in Homer
Clarise Larson and Eric Stone in Juneau
Michael Fanelli in Ketchikan
Sarah Swartz in Nome
Sofia Stuart-Rasi in Unalaska

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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