Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 28, 2021

crowd with Trump banners and flags in front of Capitol
The East Plaza of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (Wikimedia Commons)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska’s senators split on whether to establish a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. And, commercial fishermen in Alaska are frustrated by the CDC’s mask policies. Plus, Juneau Drag performers host their first in-person, unmasked show in over a year.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Nat Herz, Pablo Pena and Rashah McChesney in Juneau
  • Izzy Ross in Dillingham
  • Elizabeth Earl and Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Robert Woolsey in Sitka
  • Lex Treinen in Anchorage

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