Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 27, 2021

Water flows down the Eklutna River on Sep. 18, 2021. (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)

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Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska’s North Slope sees the highest COVID-19 infection rate of any region in the state. Also, after blowing up an old dam, efforts continue to restore the Eklutna River. And beloved musician Hobo Jim is battling cancer, but he still has some big plans: to go fishing.

Reports tonight from:

Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Eric Stone in Ketchikan
Wesley Early in Eklutna
Sage Smiley in Wrangell
and Sabine Poux in Kenai

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.

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