Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 30, 2021

Congressman Don Young urges Alaskans to get the COVID-19 vaccine in a video posted on social media and via email. (Screenshot of Young’s Twitter post.

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

He once called COVID-19 the ‘beer virus,’ but now Congressman Don Young encourages vaccination. And, researchers look for lessons in Sitka’s pandemic response. Plus, the University of Alaska Fairbanks geophysical institute celebrates 75 years.

Reports tonight from:

  • Lex Treinen and Nat Herz in Anchorage
  • Jeremy Hsieh in Juneau
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Robert Woolsey in Sitka
  • Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks

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