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Annie Ropeik/KUCB

After multiple delays, the new city dock is open for business. The renovation of positions 3 and 4 at the Unalaska Marine Center met substantial completion Monday.

“We can schedule it," said Ports Director Peggy McLaughlin. "It’s completely available for cargo operations, fishing vessel offloads, fueling, tying alongside, transfers of whatever might be required. We’re good to go.”

Construction on the $39 million project began in June 2017 and McLaughlin said is still within budget.

Having the dock renovation completed she said is huge.

Newscast: 01/15/19

18 hours ago

The City of Unalaska's new dock is ready for vessels; the first session of the 31st Alaska Legislature gavels in; and the partial federal government shutdown means the North Pacific Fishery Management Council might not be able to make any official decisions at its next meeting.

Newscast: 01/14/19

Jan 14, 2019

Summers Bay road is closed due to avalanches; a software glitch causes Bristol Bay holiday travel fiascos on Ravn and PenAir; and a lawyer and two doctors are suing the state saying they were fired for unconstitutional reasons by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A new police officer was sworn in at Tuesday's City Council meeting, but even with his addition the patrol division is just over half staffed.

According to Acting Police Chief Jennifer Shockley there are six vacant police officer positions as well as the permanent police chief role. There are no vacancies in corrections or communications.

Why is it so hard to keep the department staffed?

Shockley says nationwide interest in public safety services – especially law enforcement careers – is at an all-time low.

Newscast: 01/10/19

Jan 10, 2019

The challenges behind recruiting police officers to Unalaska; a local visit by the U.S. Coast Guard's top official is cancelled; and a look back at Jim Paulin's 2001 report remembering Unalaska's original post office.

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