Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 16, 2021

a person prepares a mixed drink at a restaurant bar
Bartender Jessica Stam prepares a drink on a Wednesday evening in July at 49th State Brewing. Average wait time to be seated was roughly 1.5- to 2-hours. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Will the State of Alaska’s new vaccine incentive program work? And, the Alaska Baseball League’s first female umpire says, for her, it’s more than just a game. Plus, after a year-long bust, Anchorage restaurants see a boom.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin and Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Claire Stremple and Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Maggie Nelson in Unalaska

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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