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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...

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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...

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A solo yachtsman whose sailboat was rolled and dismasted in an Indian Ocean storm during a round-the-world race, has been rescued four days after calling for help.

Abhilash Tomy, a 39-year-old commander in the Indian navy, was taken from his smashed boat, Thuriya, approximately 1,900 miles west of Australia by a French fisheries patrol boat.

"Tomy was taken out of his yacht on a stretcher. He is conscious, and he is safe," an Indian navy spokesman Captain D.K. Sharma told reporters.

Krista Holland wanders past huddles of people at a storm shelter in Chapel Hill, N.C. Some are wearing Red Cross vests; others are in bathrobes and pajamas. The Wilmington principal is looking for any of her students who may have evacuated to the shelter before Hurricane Florence made landfall.

She recognizes a young man wearing earbuds.

"You remember me," the longtime educator says. "Ms. Holland?"

In the days after a flood recedes, there's a scene that plays out repeatedly. House after house looks like it's gotten violently ill and vomited all of its waterlogged possessions out on to the lawn.

"It's just heartbreaking," says Jerry Gray, 75, while sitting in his front yard in Kinston, North Carolina. What used to be his worldly goods are strewn on the lawn around him-- wet mattresses, broken furniture, soggy clothes.

"I've been here 16 years," Gray says with a sigh.

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