Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 27, 2021

People walk through the Alaska State Fair grounds in Palmer - some masked, some not. Ferris wheel in the background
Fairgoers, some of whom wore masks, walk between vendor booths at the Alaska State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Matthew Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Authorities say a 17-year-old is responsible for this summer’s arsons east of Fairbanks. And, breakthrough cases are climbing, complicating messaging on vaccines. Plus, the Alaska State Fair is packed with visitors who missed out last year.

Reports tonight from:

  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Liz Ruskin and Nat Herz in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
  • Kavitha George in Palmer

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

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