Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A baby swaddled in a blanket
In 2019, almost 1 in 10 births in Alaska was preterm. That’s as high as it’s been in the last two decades, according to a bulletin released from the state Department of Health and Social Services on March 16, 2021. (Creative Commons photo by Dru Kelly)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska health officials say more babies in the state are being born too early. And, getting the covid-19 vaccine to one of the most remote regions in Alaska. Plus, this year’s altered Iditarod trail means a hit to Nome businesses.

Reports tonight from:

  • Jacob Resneck and Claire Stremple in Juneau
  • Kavitha George in Anchorage
  • Sage Smiley in Wrangell
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Emily Hofstaedter in Nome
  • Hope McKenney in Unalaska

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