Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 8, 2021

An Iditarod musher gives the hang-ten sin.
Wade Marrs, of Willow, waves to fans. Forty-six mushers began the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race from Deshka Landing in Willow on March 7, 2021. (Marc Lester / ADN)

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Monday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska health officials say hundreds of COVID vaccine appointment slots are waiting to be filled. And, with no ceremonial start, the Iditarod kicks off a lot quieter than usual. Plus, two friends from Anchorage win a screenwriting award at Sundance.

Reports tonight from:

  • Nat Herz and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Robyne in Fairbanks
  • Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Angela Denning in Petersburg

Send us your reflections about the one-year anniversary of the first positive COVID-19 case in Alaska: What was the moment when you realized everything had changed ?

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