Local News

Pipa Escalante/KUCB

PenAir Reduces Service To St. Paul And Dillingham

Citing a nationwide pilot shortage, PenAir is reducing its flights to St. Paul Island and Dillingham. Starting Oct. 1, the airline will fly between St. Paul and Anchorage three times per week instead of four — and between Dillingham and Anchorage two times per day instead of three. "PenAir initiated a strong recruitment campaign several months ago and continue to hire and train as quickly and safely as possible," said company officials in a written statement. "We are confident we will be able...

Read More

Talk of the Town

COURTESY OF SHARI COLEMAN, VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR., AND ALEJANDRO "BONG" TUNGUL AND BY BERETT WILBER/KUCB

2018 Municipal Candidates, In Their Own Words

Each year, KUCB offers local candidates the opportunity to tell voters about themselves, their qualifications, and why they are running for office. This year you'll see four names on the ballot for School Board and City Council. Personal statements from the candidates can be found by following the links below: City Council Seat F: Alejandro "Bong" Tungul City Council Seat G: Shari Coleman City Council Seat G: Vincent M. Tutiakoff Sr. School Board Seat A: Carlos Tayag KUCB's annual Candidates...

Read More

Headlines

A report on clerical sexual abuse in Germany released Tuesday found thousands of cases of sexual abuse of minors by clerics in the Catholic Church between 1946 and 2014 — and warns that the actual number is surely higher.

The study looked at more than 38,000 sets of personnel records from the country's dioceses, as well as criminal records and interviews with those who say they were abused and clerics accused of abuse.

Violent crime stayed essentially flat last year, according to statistics just released by the FBI. Those crimes were down by 0.2 percent last year, after a sharp increase of more than 5 percent the year before.

That means violent crime has essentially plateaued at a level higher than the record lows of a few years ago — but is still substantially lower than the high rates of the 1980s and 1990s.

Justice Department official John Gore must sit for questioning by attorneys for the lawsuits over the citizenship question his department requested to be added to the 2020 census, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

Station Sponsor