Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 2, 2020

A wide waterfall with bears hunting salmon
The bears enjoyed a peaceful feast at Brooks Falls.Brooks River had its largest salmon run ever at 800,000 fish. (Photo by Katmai National Park and Preserve)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The state’s ability to impose health mandates is set to expire next month, so what’s next? Also, a new virus called “Alaskapox” has been discovered in Fairbanks. Plus, Katmai National Park’s popular Fat Bear Week features some spectacularly plump bruins.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Kavitha George and Abbey Collins in Anchorage
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai