Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Don Dyer, owner of Polaris Poultry, holds chicks at Alaska Mill Feed and Garden Center on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Dyer lost a lot of restaurant business when the pandemic hit, but is making that up with a boom in backyard chicken sales. (Abbey Collins/Alaska Public Media)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Anchorage business owners and residents react to easing COVID restrictions. And one bright spot during the pandemic for the seafood industry was online sales. Plus, the pandemic contributed to a surge in demand for backyard chickens in Alaska.

Reports tonight from:

  • Lex Treinen, Nat Herz and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Angela Denning in Petersburg
  • Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks

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