Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

the McDonald Fire
An aerial view of the McDonald Fire near Salcha burning through black spruce on Thursday, June 20, 2024. The blaze has since grown to more than 54,000 acres. (From Tasha Shields/BLM AFS)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Hot, dry weather leads to more wildfires and a dense smoke advisory in the Interior. Plus, Anchorage’s next mayor changes course and taps a homegrown cop to be the city’s police chief. And, an Anchorage swimmer becomes the first Alaskan to complete the triple crown of open-water swimming.

Reports tonight from:

Casey Grove, Jeremy Hsieh, Anisa Vietze and Leigh Walden in Anchorage
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
Riley Board in Kenai
Jack Darrell in Ketchikan
Shelby Herbert in Petersburg
Colette Czarnecki in Wrangell

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Tim Rockey.

a portrait of a man outside

Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him attrockey@alaskapublic.orgor 907-550-8487. Read more about Timhere

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