Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Two women wear gloves and hold hands through holes cut in a clear plastic sheet.
Karen Froland (right) and her mom, Alene Robinson, hold hands on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Aspen Creek assisted-living home in Anchorage. It’s the first time they’ve held hands since March. Aspen Creek set up the “hugging wall” as a way for residents to have some physical contact with loved ones after months staying at least 6 feet apart. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services releases guidelines for the next phase of vaccine rollout. And Governor Dunleavy reflects on 2020 and shares some optimism for 2021. Plus, the massive COVID relief spending bill includes a historic boost for clean energy. 

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Rashah McChesney in Juneau
  • and Abbey Collins, Tegan Hanlon and Nat Herz in Anchorage

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