Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

An Alaska state ferry waiting at a dock
The Matanuska waits at Ketchikan’s state ferry terminal on June 20, 2022, the day of the Alaska Marine Highway System’s first voyage to Prince Rupert, B.C. since 2019. (Eric Stone/KRBD)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Republican Tara Sweeney says her campaign will not sue over elections officials’ decision that she cannot advance to the special U.S. House election. Also, firefighters, aircraft and other resources are heading north to Alaska’s wildfires. And after three years without service, Alaskans board a ferry to British Columbia.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin, Lex Treinen and Laura Philion in Anchorage
Dan Bross and Robyne in Fairbanks
Eric Stone and Raegan Miller in Ketchikan
Robert Woolsey in Sitka
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
and Sabine Poux in Kenai

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

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