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Thursday Evening 6-30-22

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COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb across the lower Kenai Peninsula, but local public health officials say changes that go into effect Friday might discourage people from testing; children under 5 years old began getting COVID vaccines in Alaska last week; and while there are no large wildfires in the Kenai area, smoke from the Interior is blowing down to the region and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a “moderate” air quality warning for Southcentral Alaska.

The production of the local evening newscast  is made possible by the generous support of Duncan House Diner and Bay Realty.

In 2019, Hope moved to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor to work for Alaska's Energy Desk and KUCB — the westernmost public radio newsroom in the country. She has lived, worked and filed stories from California, New York, Bolivia, Peru, Cuba and Alaska.