Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday’s magnitude 5.9 earthquake is marked with a blue dot. The epicenter of the quake was around seven miles northwest of Mount Iliamna. (Screenshot from USGS.)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

What we know about the earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska this afternoon. For the first time in decades, the Alaska Police Standards Council chair is not a former police officer. And how COVID relief funds could help address housing shortages in
Western Alaska.

Reports tonight from:

Sabine Poux in Kenai
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Tim Ellis and Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Tyler Thompson in Dillingham
Davis Hovey in Nome
Lex Treinen in Anchorage
and Mike Swasey in Skagway

Tonight’s show was hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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