Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A woman sits on the witness stand in a courtroom.
Dr. Barbara Knox left the University of Wisconsin and American Family Children’s Hospital after colleagues complained of workplace bullying and parents accused her of misdiagnosing abuse. Now, complaints about her are surfacing in Alaska, where she is the state’s top child abuse pediatrician. Here, Knox is seen testifying on Sept. 14, 2017, at a murder trial in Huntington, W.Va. (Courtney Hessler / The (Huntington, W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The tight rental market in Anchorage is forcing some families into homelessness. Also, the medical director of a local child abuse clinic draws scrutiny. And an Alaskan is turning his bear attack experience into a movie.

Reports tonight from:

Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Greg Kim in Bethel
Eric Stone in Ketchikan
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
and Mary Auld in Fairbanks

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

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