Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 17, 2022


Jeanine St. Johns holds up a “Kelly for U.S. Senate” sign at the corner of Northern Lights Boulevard and the Seward Freeway on Election Day, Aug. 16, 2022. A variety of supporters waved their signs supporting their candidates early in the morning and returned to the same location during the evening rush hour. (Mizelle Mayo/Alaska Public Media)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Alaskans went to the polls yesterday, and the first results fell. Conservationists say the king salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska is harming killer whales in Puget Sound, but anglers disagree. And a small village in Bristol Bay is getting statewide recognition for its library.

Report tonight from:

Kavitha George and Liz Ruskin in Anchorage
Robert Woolsey in Sitka
Sabine Poux in Kenai
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
and Katherine Moncure in Dillingham

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with production and audio engineering by Ammon Swenson and Katie Anastas.

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