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Tayag Sworn In As School Board Member, Kelty Elected President

In a post-election shake-up, Unalaska's school board has a new member and a new president. Carlos Tayag was sworn in Thursday after winning seat A with 86 percent of the vote in this month's local election. "Thank you, I'm excited," said Tayag, taking an oath administered by Superintendent John Conwell. Conwell praised Tayag's work as a youth programming coordinator for the city's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation — and recalled his first meeting with Tayag years ago. "I think we...

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Wrestling Raiders "Match Up" at the UCSD Inter-squad Scrimmage

The UCSD big gym was packed with Raider fans for the Unalaska City School Wrestling team Inter-squad Scrimmage on Friday October 12 th at 7pm. Twenty-three wrestlers participated in the event. The scrimmage began as Principal Jim Wilson recognized the wrestling team’s five seniors: Ethan Iszler, Seth Henning, Raul Garcia, Dustin Ruckman and Alex Esnardo. Following the senior night presentation, Coach Brian Whittern spoke to the crowd about this year’s team. “This has been a great group of...

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The U.S. military command in Afghanistan has acknowledged that an American general was wounded during a deadly insider attack in the southern city of Kandahar last week. Initially, the command described him only as an "American service member."

On Thursday, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was in a meeting at the Kandahar governor's compound with senior American and Afghan officials. Just before the meeting broke up, an Afghan guard suddenly turned his weapon on those present.

A memo that has reportedly been circulating at the Department of Health and Human Services aims to narrow the federal government's definition of "sex" under Title IX — a change that could leave transgender people without a number of the legal protections that have become standard in recent years.

The memo reported on by The New York Times has not been released publicly. NPR has not seen it, and HHS says it does not comment on "alleged leaked documents."

"Society, have mercy on me / I hope you're not angry if I disagree," go the closing lines of "Society" — a three-chord folk song written by Jerry Hannan. Last week, amidst a contentious midterm election season, two aspiring politicians in Vermont performed the song as an elegant aisle-crossing and a rare cross-party collaboration.

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