Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pete Erickson and his father, Pete Erickson Sr, a longtime Petersburg resident who died March 16 in a hospital in Washington state after testing positive for coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Pete Erickson)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Safety precautions lead to major changes in Alaska’s court system, as it tries to protect people’s civil rights as well as their health. Plus: coronavirus concerns force businesses that rely on summer tourism to lay off workers. And, a Petersburg resident died of COVID-19 in Seattle. His son describes what happened.

Reports tonight from:

  • Casey Grove and Nat Herz in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman and Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Joe Viecknicki in Petersburg
  • Claire Stremple in Haines
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