Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Two women in masks standing at a podium
Providence Alaska Health Center employees Dr. Leslie Gonsette (left) and Dr. Kristen Solana Walkinshaw during public testimony to the Anchorage Assembly on Sept. 28, 2021. (Wesley Early/AKPM)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Anchorage Assembly begins debate on a mask mandate with a sometimes raucous meeting. Meanwhile, Juneau stands out in Alaska for its COVID mitigation strategy. Also: How to avoid attracting nuisance bears as they bulk up for winter.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early, Nat Herz, Tripp Crouse and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Claire Stremple, Lyndsey Brollini and Rashah McChesney in Juneau
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
and Mike Swasey in Skagway

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

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