Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, January 7th, 2021

A man sits at the back of the boat navigating through ice in twilight
Volunteers drag an open hole in the Kuskokwim River near Tuluksak, working to recover the body of a man who drowned on Jan. 1, 2021. (Bethel Search and Rescue Photo)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

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.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Jeremy Hsieh and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
  • Claire Stremple in Haines
  • Izzy Ross in Dillingham
  • Hope McKenney in Unalaska

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