Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Two people hold signs that say "hate is a virus" and "stop Asian hate" on a street corner
Tom Li (right) and a person who didn’t want to be identified hold signs that say “Hate is a virus” and “Stop Asian hate” at the corner of Dimond Boulevard and Old Seward Highway Saturday, in response to increased anti-Asian racism and violence. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska joins a lawsuit against the Biden administration over its suspension of new federal oil and gas leases. And, Alaska’s Asian community grapples with the increase in violence against Asian people nationwide. Plus, the state of Alaska makes the case to allow development in the Tongass.

Reports tonight from:

  • Tegan Hanlon, Kavitha George and Abbey Collins in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman and Claire Stremple in Juneau
  • Erin McKinstry in Sitka

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