Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 3, 2021

A newly processed, contrast-enhanced version of an image of Venus taken by Mariner 10 in February 1974. Venus’ densely packed atmosphere is responsible for the planet’s unusual induced magnetosphere. Credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska has a shortage of available foster families, a problem exacerbated by the pandemic. And, an Alaska scientist will help NASA explore Venus. Plus, a statewide mock election hopes to teach Alaskans about our new voting system.

Reports tonight from:

  • Matt Miller and Bridget Dowd in Juneau
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Dylan Simard in Kodiak

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