Alaska News Nightly: Friday, December 24, 2021

A trail through grass that overlooks the water.
Parts of the Tongass National Forest seen from Ketchikan’s Rainbird Trail. (KRBD)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

A look back at the long fight over the Tongass roadless rule. Also, a shortage of Alaska crab creates challenges for local restaurants.

Reports tonight from:

Jacob Resneck, Rashah McChesney and Lindsey Brollini in Juneau

Sabine Poux in Kenai

Robyne in Fairbanks

and Mike Swasey in Skagway

Tonight’s show was hosted by Lori Townsend, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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