Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A blue ferry with a whit ecabin with a marker tower in the foreground
The ferry Malaspina makes a rare visit to waters off downtown Sitka during the 2010 Alaska Day celebration. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Hospitals in Anchorage report good compliance with COVID vaccine mandates. Also, the state is spending a lot of money to keep its idled ferry, the Malaspina, tied up at a dock. And high schoolers in Haines turn a rundown skate park into a work of art.

Reports tonight from:

Lex Treinen and Wesley Early in Anchorage
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Jacob Resneck in Juneau
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Sabine Poux in Kenai
and Corrine Smith in Haines

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

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