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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Alaska's lawmakers have convened to begin the legislative session. And, teachers in Fairbanks want to renegotiate their contracts as students return to in-person learning. Plus, remembering sled dog advocate Carol Kleckner.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 18th, 2021

While Alaska's capitol saw no protests over the weekend, Alaska guardsmen head to D.C. to support the presidential inauguration. And, the Alaska Black Caucus celebrates Dr. King. Plus, an Anchorage attorney advocates for prisoners, saying they don't deserve to die of Covid-19.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, January 15th, 2021

Some are calling for state Rep. David Eastman's removal after he attended a rally held prior to the riot at the U.S. Capitol. And, a decades-old video store in the Yukon-Kuskowim Delta closes up shop. Plus, Anchorage teachers are preparing to welcome students back to the classroom.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Anchorage police say they're ready for any protests over the weekend. And, amid a return to classrooms in Haines, schools help kids cope with the recent landslide and the loss of a teacher. Plus, a study shows nearly half of Alaska Republicans are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Alaska Congressman Don Young votes against impeaching President Donald Trump. Meantime, the Alaska Federation of Natives says Trump should resign. And, special sovereign nation shipments help get the COVID-19 vaccine to Alaska tribes. Plus, as social media giants try to address extremism, some Alaska politicians are moving to unregulated platforms.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Haines residents remain cut off from their properties with no timeline for when they can return. And, a task-force in Sitka takes on climate change. Plus, a Fairbanks podcast gets a shout out in The New York Times.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 11th, 2021

Why are so few healthcare providers offering the COVID-19 vaccine? And, after a lackluster lease sale, a look at what's next for ANWR and those who snapped up land. Plus, Anchorage's Dimond Center is being advertised as the location for an armed protest - the owners say not so fast.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, January 8th, 2021

Senator Murkowski calls for President Trump's resignation. And, the Alaska Supreme Court confirms Republican Representative Lance Pruitt's loss. Plus, Alaska's population declined again. What does that mean for the state?
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Senator Murkowski describes fleeing yesterday's mob at the U.S. Capitol with Senator Sullivan. And, health officials struggle to get the COVID-19 vaccine to eager older Alaskans. Plus, a new generation of searchers learn recovery skills after a snowmachining accident in Western Alaska.
As seen from a window overlooking an empty field, hundreds of protesters gather

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

The nation watched as a pro-Trump mob descended on the U.S. Capitol today. Alaska legislators react and we get a glimpse of what happened inside. And, the oil industry no-shows at the much-anticipated ANWR lease sale. Plus, advocates and families criticize the state's handling of a massive COVID outbreak in state prisons.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

The unique ways health practitioners are getting the COVID vaccine to rural Alaska. And, participants praise an Anchorage jobs program set up during the pandemic. Plus, teachers returning to Kotzebue prepare for in-person learning.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, January 4th, 2021

Health officials sort out confusion over vaccine allocation for older Alaskans. And, law enforcement agencies have failed to collect DNA from criminal offenders. And, crews work to recover two snowmachiners who drowned on the Kuskokwim River.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services releases guidelines for the next phase of vaccine rollout. And Governor Dunleavy reflects on 2020 and shares some optimism for 2021. Plus, the massive COVID relief spending bill includes a historic boost for clean energy.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

The US Senate sets up to override Trump's veto of the annual defense bill. Two house fires this week in Ketchikan and Fairbanks claim the lives of 3 people. And the pandemic is keeping poor Alaskans in the criminal justice system in limbo without the prospect of jury trials.
A woman wearing scrubs and a face mask receives a shot from a man in scrubs and a mask.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink, is vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dr. Michael Alter, Emergency Medicine Specialist at Mat-su Regional...

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 28th, 2020

Mushers and community leaders weigh in on the plans to re-route the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. And Anchorage cross-country ski racer Rosie Brennan recaps her world-class start to the season. Plus, Alaska lawmakers will be required to wear facemasks during floor sessions when they convene in January.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 24th, 2020

As COVID-19 surges through state jails, some Alaskans are stuck inside. And, Alaska's suicide rate is holding steady, but drug overdoses are rising amid the pandemic. Plus, finding a new place to shelter Ketchikan's homeless population.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

As COVID-19 surges through state jails, some Alaskans are stuck inside. And, Alaska's suicide rate is holding steady, but drug overdoses are rising amid the pandemic. Plus, finding a new place to shelter Ketchikan's homeless population.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

A state-owned entity considers bidding in the upcoming ANWR lease sale. And, surveys show Anchorage residents are being more and more cautious during the pandemic. Plus, an Alaska journalist sues state officials to be allowed to cover the Dunleavy administration.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 21st, 2020

With an upcoming lease sale, what do we know about how much oil there is under ANWR's coastal plain? And, the Alaska Fire Service looks at using more firefighting crews organized in villages. Plus, the town of Wrangell shows up for a small but spirited holiday boat parade.