Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

a restaurant employee looks toward the camera while holding a bowl
Tino Hidalgo, co-owner and prep cook at Jeepney Filipino Hawaiian Fusion Food, prepares a batch of teriyaki sauce. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Gustavus residents pushed state officials to test for toxic chemicals at a construction site. And they found them. And, some ethnically diverse restaurants in Anchorage see success even in the pandemic. Plus, Alaska school leaders hope summer school will help address pandemic learning loss.

Reports tonight from:

  • Claire Stremple and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Lex Treinen in Anchorage

Nearly a year after the death of George Floyd sparked protests across the country, including here in Alaska, the officer who killed him has been convicted of murder. It’s a sensitive subject for many people in our community and we want to hear your thoughts.

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