Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

A photo of the St. Mary’s fire from June 4, 2022. (BLM Fire Services)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Fires spread in Southwest Alaska as hot, dry weather continues. As some legislators celebrate the Alaska Reads Act, others worry about rural school districts. And cruise passengers take to social media to share information on COVID outbreaks.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Olivia Ebertz and Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
Brian Venua in Dillingham
and Jeremy Hsieh in Juneau

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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