Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Bags at an airport and people in line.
Dozens of suitcases that arrived late are collected at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Flight delays and cancellations have tangled travelers’ plans and led to baggage confusion. Photographed Dec. 28, 2021. (Bart Rudolph)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Some Alaskan air travelers are stranded as coronavirus and bad weather combine to hit Alaska Airlines the hardest. After freezing rain, blizzard conditions have now hit Interior Alaska. And a tribe in Unalaska is using craft nights to connect to their culture.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Hope McKenney and Kanesia McGlashan-Price in Unalaska
Lex Treinen and Tripp Crouse in Anchorage
Mike Swasey in Skagway
and Izzy Ross in Dillingham

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Dave Emmert and Katie Anastas.

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