Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 22, 2021

A woman smiles in a striped shirt.
Robin Pelkey. (Alaska State Troopers)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Genealogy helps identify a serial killer’s victim 40 years after her death. Also, efforts to increase childcare capacity in the state continue. And a look at the complicated, often controversial process of drawing new legislative district lines.

Reports tonight from:

Dylan Simard in Kodiak
Jacob Resneck, Claire Stremple and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
Corinne Smith in Haines
Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Hope McKenney in Unlaska
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
and Tyler Thompson in Dillingham

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

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