Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 19th, 2021

Alaska Congressman Don Young during a virtual meeting of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on February 18, 2021. (Screensho/Liz Ruskin)

Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media‚Äôs newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNews.

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Congressman Don Young defends allowing weapons into committee hearing rooms. And, the SeaLife Center celebrates at its annual gala after bouncing back from the brink of closure. Plus, an Anchorage teacher marks one month of teaching in-person.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Liz Ruskin in Anchorage
  • Hope McKenney in Unalaska
  • Sage Smiley in Wrangell
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Joe Viechnicki in Petersburg

Send news tips, questions or comments to

Previous articleCollaborative research aims to better predict landslides in Southeast Alaska | Alaska Insight
Next articleThree local pastors respond to Henry Louis Gates’ “The Black Church”