Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 21, 2021

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Nu Xiong, aka Nutty Nu at the Park Strip in Anchorage on May 20, 2021. Xiong is a YouTuber with over 28,000 subscribers. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Current Anchorage leadership has big plans for homelessness, but there’ll soon be a new mayor in town. And lawmakers discuss splitting a draw from the Permanent Fund’s earnings evenly between dividends and government services. Plus, a popular Anchorage YouTuber reveals his neurological disorder and gains fans.

Reports tonight from:

  • Lex Treinen and Kavitha George in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Claire Stremple in Gustavus
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway

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Casey Grove is the host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media with an emphasis on crime and courts. Reach him at

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