Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Permafrost researcher Vladimir Romanovsky, pictured in his office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in April, 2018. On his computer screen is a new map he helped develop showing permafrost scenarios out to 2090. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Some key state programs will lose funding tomorrow, even as the governor signs the budget. And, new research highlights the consequences of thawing permafrost on Alaska infrastructure. Plus, how a wilderness safety instructor interrupted a bear attack on her husband.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Matt Miller in Juneau
  • Nat Herz in Anchorage
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best Alaska bear stories. Where were you? What happened? How did you feel? Is there anything you do differently out on the trail now? Any lessons learned? Share your bear stories with Alaska Pubic Media!

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