Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Pharmacist Justin Ruffridge pre-loads COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a clinic at a Soldotna school Friday, April 16, 2021. (Nat Herz/Alaska Public Media)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

A bipartisan push in the legislature to fund school districts for the next two years. And, a pharmacist on the Kenai battles misinformation as he tries to convince locals to get a COVID vaccine. Plus, a small protest in Anchorage to mark the Chauvin guilty verdict.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Nat Herz in Soldotna
  • Kavitha George in Anchorage
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway

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