Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

A black Hummer with a license plate that reads "3REICH""
A black Hummer with the license plate “3REICH” waits at a stoplight in Anchorage. (Photo by Matt Tunseth)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

A more contagious strain of COVID-19 is detected in Alaska. And, an Anchorage Assembly member is removed from a statewide commission after defending Nazi terminology. Plus, Alaska’s Pacific Islander community struggles to access the COVID-19 vaccine despite high death rates from the disease.

Reports tonight from:

  • Nat Herz, Kavitha George, and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Hope McKenney in Unalaska
  • Pablo Pena in Juneau

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