Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

A firefightes leans over a hose on a snowy road next to a fire truck.
Firefighters check hoses outside the home off Minnie Street that was heavily damaged by the early morning house fire. (Photo courtesy City of Fairbanks)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The US Senate sets up to override Trump’s veto of the annual defense bill. Two house fires this week in Ketchikan and Fairbanks claim the lives of 3 people. And the pandemic is keeping poor Alaskans in the criminal justice system in limbo without the prospect of jury trials.

Reports tonight from:

  • Tim Ellis in Fairbanks
  • Izzy Ross in Dillingham
  • Colin O’Connor in Nome
  • Joe Viechnicki in Petersburg
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Jeremy Hsieh in Juneau
  • and Kavitha George and Lex Treinen in Anchorage

Send news tips, questions or comments to news@alaskapublic.org.