Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A man in a black coat receives a voting ballot from a woman in a green shirt.
Former governor Bill Walker receives his voter ballot at Turnagain United Methodist Church, on Tuesday, Aug 16,2022. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Today is Alaska’s first-ever ranked choice election, but not all voters like the new system. Three people were stabbed in Ketchikan, and police are searching for a motive. And Anchorage parents scramble to arrange carpools during a district-wide bus driver shortage.

Reports tonight from:

Eric Stone and Raegan Miller in Ketchikan
Wesley Early in Anchorage
and Dan Bross in Fairbanks

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

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