Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 16, 2021

A polar bear takes a dip in the Kotzebue Sound. (Photo courtesy of Lt. Scott Kellerman, U.S. Coast Guard)

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Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

Hospitals are filling up as Alaska’s COVID-19 surge continues. And, Alaska’s proportion of fatal small aircraft accidents is growing. Plus, an unusual polar bear sighting in Kotzebue.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Nat Herz, Liz Ruskin, and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Zoe Sobel in Ketchikan
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Mayowa Aina, and the audio engineer is Toben Shelby.

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