Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A gray baby beluga pokes its head out of the water next to other white belugas
Cook Inlet belugas have been declining as a population for over two decades. Researchers hope to learn more about why through studies and observations like the ones made this spring. (NOAA photo)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announces plans to investigate the legacy of boarding schools run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. And, for the first time in a long time, Bristol Bay fishermen know how much their catch is worth before the season starts. Plus, observers count more than 200 Cook Inlet belugas in rivers.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue
  • Izzy Ross in Dillingham
  • Zoe Soebel in Ketchikan
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks

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