Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Anchorage Assembly members Chris Constant (left) and Meg Zaletel moments before the introduction of an emergency order that included a mask mandate on Oct. 12, 2021. (Wesley Early/AKPM)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

After days of fraught testimony, the Anchorage Assembly passes a mask mandate. Also, rural Alaskans ask federal fisheries managers to crack down on salmon bycatch. And the first Alaska Native woman to serve as an Alaska State Trooper retires.

Reports tonight from:

Lex Treinen, Wesley Early and Nat Herz in Anchorage
Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
Sage Smiley in Wrangell
Tash Kimmel in Sitka
and Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

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

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