Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

5th grade students at Nunaka Valley Elementary in Anchorage work on a morning activity on August 17, 2021. (Matthew Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Lower Kuskokwim School District will pay nearly $4 million to two victims of abuse. And, the school year begins in Anchorage with a sense of normalcy, except for a few things. Plus, Alaskans who waited on getting a COVID vaccine describe why they changed their minds.

Reports tonight from:

  • Greg Kim and Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
  • Mayowa Aina, Liz Ruskin and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Katie Anastas in Petersburg

Alaska News Nightly was hosted tonight by Lori Townsend, produced by Annie Feidt, and the audio engineer is Toben Shelby.

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