Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 20, 2021

A woman sits in a hospital room wearing a face mask, face shield and gown.
A health care provider, wearing several types of personal protective equipment that is being tracked by the State of Alaska, provides care in 2020, for a woman hospitalized in an isolation room in the critical care unit of Bartlett Hospital, in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Doctors across Alaska implore people to wear masks and get vaccinated. And, Alaska veterans who served in Afghanistan react to the Taliban’s resurgence. Plus, lawmakers are back to debating the size of the PFD in the third special session.

Reports tonight from:

  • Lex Treinen, Nat Herz, Liz Ruskin, and Casey Grove in Anchorage
  • Bridget Dowd and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Olivia Ebertz in Emmonak

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

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