Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

For the City of Unalaska — home to the nation’s top fishing port — officials estimate the community will take about a half-million-dollar hit to the annual budget from the Bristol Bay red king crab closure. (KUCB file photo)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Doctors plead with Alaskans to wear masks and get vaccinated as the state notches a new record in COVID cases. Also, virologists track new cases of an emerging virus called Alaskapox. And low stocks shut down the red crab fishery made famous on deadliest catch.

Reports tonight from:

Rashah McChesney in Juneau
Wesley Early and Liz Ruskin in Anchorage
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Hope McKenney in Unalaska
Sabine Poux in Kenai
and Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

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

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