Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Kasuun Elementary in Anchorage head outside for recess on March 2, 2020. This year students have an extra 10 minutes to play outside as part of the district’s wellness initiative. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

State officials continue to prepare for the arrival of coronavirus cases. Plus: new research studies how women participate differently in Alaska’s fisheries. And, a pilot program that increased lunch and recess time at several Anchorage elementary schools could have national implications.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Rashah McChesney in Juneau
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue
  • Greg Kim in Bethel
  • Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
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