Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, January 20, 2022

A woman in a white suit holds a blue surgical mask.
Katie Church, an RN at Bartlett Regional Hospital, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment to handle a patient infected with COVID-19 on Monday, April 7, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Witnesses take the stand in a trial over a decades-old cold case murder. Also, the struggle with healthcare worker staffing amid the omicron variant surge continues. And how COVID-19 continues to impact Alaska’s seafood industry.

Reports tonight from:

Robyne and Mary Auld in Fairbanks
Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.
Claire Stremple in Juneau
Wesley Early in Anchorage
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Izzy Ross in Dillingham
and Phillip Manning in Talkeetna

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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