Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 21, 2020

A man in a blue tshirt, bandana, with gray hair and a goattee holds a sculpture of a hand holding a feather in a wood shop
Tlingit carver Tommy Joseph sets a fist and feather he carved out of wood on top of a yellow cedar log. Joseph, who was born in Ketchikan, has carved nearly twenty totem poles in Sitka. His latest is a reproduction of the “Waasgo Pole” for Sitka National Historical Park. (Erin McKinstry/KCAW)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Postmaster General floats cutting Alaska’s bypass mail program. And, high school students from across Alaska share their thoughts on this unusual school year. Plus, Tlingit master carver Tommy Joseph talks about his latest creation.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin, Lex Treinen, Kavitha George, and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
  • Erin McKinstry in Sitka