Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

People walk on a construction area in fornt of some suburban houses and a snow covered mountain.
Construction workers work on a new house inn front of a subdivision in Girdwood in June, 2021 (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Potential homeowners in Girdwood feel the pressure of skyrocketing housing prices. And, even a short state government shutdown could significantly impact Alaska’s fisheries. Plus, a low salmon run worries families in the Yukon-Kuskowkim Delta.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Lex Treinen in Anchorage
  • Sage Smiley in Wrangell
  • Izzy Ross in Dillingham
  • Wesley Early on Kotzebue
  • Zoe Sobel in Unalaska
  • Olivia Ebertz in Bethel

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best Alaska bear stories. Where were you? What happened? How did you feel? Is there anything you do differently out on the trail now? Any lessons learned? Share your bear stories with Alaska Pubic Media!