Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 16, 2021

A man in a zip up windbreaker speaks at a podium in front of a float plane
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks about his hopes for holding a summer cruise season this year in a news conference in the hangar of Wings Airways in Juneau on Friday. Holland America executive Ralph Samuels and Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon are behind Dunleavy. (Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)

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

Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Dunleavy administration announces a massive tourism marketing plan, including offering vaccines to visitors. And, Sealaska Heritage Institute is producing an opera based on the true story of the Tlingit-Russian War. Plus, a new “mini-home” project works toward affordable housing in Yakutat.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Pablo Peña in Juneau
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Emily Hofstaedter in Nome
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Erin McKinstry in Sitka

Send news tips, questions, and comments to

Previous articleAlaska to offer vaccines to visitors as part of plan to boost tourism
Next articleWhy aren’t there more Alaska Native defenders, prosecutors and judges?