Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 7th, 2020

A woman stands outside of her Anchorage home.
Kris Knudsen is a contact tracer with the University of Alaska Anchorage. She’s one of hundreds of tracers across the state tasked with calling Alaskans infected with the coronavirus. She says as case numbers skyrocket, the job is getting harder. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)

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Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

The first shipment of a COVID vaccine should be on it’s way to Alaska soon. And, Haines residents navigate the aftermath of a a flood and massive landslide. Plus, what it’s like being a contact tracer in Alaska.

Reports tonight from:

  • Henry Leasia and Claire Stremple in Haines
  • Tegan Hanlon and Nat Herz in Anchorage
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Robyne in Fairbanks
  • Hope McKenny in Unalaska

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