Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

This 16-year-old got a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot late last month at the UCI Health Family Health Center in Anaheim, Calif. Students as young as 12 are now eligible to get the vaccine, too, the FDA says. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska pediatricians see intense interest as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for kids as young as 12. And, illegal gambling in Facebook groups catches on across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Plus, Angoon leaders hope a new visitor center funded by COVID relief will grow their tourism industry.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Greg Kim in Bethel
  • Kavitha George in Anchorage
  • Erin McKinstry in Sitka

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