Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 21, 2022

A boy in a mask gets a shot.
Ezekiel Risi gets a COVID-19 vaccine from Anchorage School District official Kale Recaido on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The vaccine clinic was held at the Anchorage School District Education Center, a day after the shot got federal approval for kids ages 5-11. (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)

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Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

State legislators consider bills that would rewrite the Permanent Fund Dividend formula. Also, a six-year legal battle over PFD fraud comes to a close. And pediatricians address misinformation about side effects from kids’ COVID vaccines.

Reports tonight from:

Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Wesley Early and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
and Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel

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

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