Midday Report April 17, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A Superior Court judge in Bethel has dismissed a lawsuit accusing state officials of mismanaging Yukon River and Kuskokwim River salmon fisheries. Anchorage’s homelessness experts expect the number of people sleeping outdoors to swell from about 300 now to as many as 800 as the city’s three winter shelters close. And the Anchorage Assembly will maintain its progressive supermajority.

Anchorage officials have repeatedly failed to establish new, low-barrier shelter space, and have repeatedly fallen back on using the Sullivan Arena as one since 2020. (Elyssa Loughlin/Alaska Public Media)
The Sullivan Arena, Anchorage’s low-barrier emergency winter shelter, can sleep up to 200 people. (Elyssa Loughlin/Alaska Public Media)

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