Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A young girl in a face mask writes her name.
Michelle Black practices writing her name on her first day of kindergarten. Photographed Aug. 11, 2021 in Napakiak. (Katie Basile/KYUK and The Washington Post)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

In Napakiak, administrators are moving kids into portable buildings to keep them safe from the encroaching river. Also, the Anchorage airport starts handing out rapid COVID-19 tests to travelers. An Alaska Native heavy metal band takes a critical look at issues impacting Native people.

Reports tonight from:

Greg Kim in Napakiak
Wesley Early and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Hope McKenney and Kanesia McGlashan-Price in Unalaska
and Robyne and Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Annie Feidt.

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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 cgrove@alaskapublic.org.