Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 12, 2021

A man with glasses stands in a classroom for young children, with a crib and rocker in the background.
Qanglaagix Ethan Petticrew is the executive director of Cook Inlet Native Head Start. Photographed at the Naqayeht’ana T’uh site in Anchorage on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)

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Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

A lawsuit by party operatives aims to take down the state’s new election system. And, One industry where the worker shortage is especially acute in Alaska? Childcare. Plus, a woman who survived two nights on the side of a mountain near Palmer describes her ordeal.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage,
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks,
  • Pablo Pena in Juneau
  • Greg Kim 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!

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