Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

A group of men in a black and white photo.
As a result of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, monetary awards were made to Native regional corporations created by the Act on July 1, 1972 at the Anchorage Westward Hotel. Pictured L-R: Alaska Lt. Gov. Red Boucher, Mike Swetzof (Aleut League), Jack Wick (Koniag, Kodiak), Martin Olson (Bering Straits), George Miller (Cook Inlet Region), Joe Upicksoun (Arctic Slope), John Sackett (Doyon, Tanana Chiefs), Robert Marshall (Ahtna), Cecil Barnes (Chugach), Robert Newlin (NANA), Bob Willard (Sealaska), Morris Thompson (BIA area director), Sen. Ted Stevens and Don Wright (AFN president). (Dept. of Interior / Ted Stevens Foundation photo)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Alaska doctors describe their frustration fighting misinformation during the pandemic. Also, as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act turns 50, a look back at what’s worked and what hasn’t. And Anchorage assembly members are concerned about turnover at the city health department.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Jacob Resneck in Juneau
Adelyn Baxter, Nat Herz and Lex Treinen in Anchorage
and Tash Kimmel in Sitka

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.