Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 26, 2021

A hearing room with a bunch of people sitting around a dessks in front of american and alaska flags
The Alaska House Finance Committee discusses the bill to extend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s disaster declaration on Monday. The representatives, from the left, are: DeLena Johnson, R-Palmer; Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks; Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage; an aide; Sara Rasmussen, R-Anchorage; Kelly Merrick, R-Eagle River; Neal Foster, D-Nome; Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan; Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham; Ben Carpenter, leaning forward, R-Nikiski; Bart LeBon, R-Fairbanks; and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks. (Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Legislators take a step toward extending the Governor’s pandemic disaster declaration. And, Alaskans speak up about the pause on oil leasing on federal land. Plus, medication-assisted alcohol addiction treatment can be effective, but it’s not widely used.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Sabine Poux in Kenai
  • Kavitha George in Anchorage
  • Sage Smiley in Wrangell
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks

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