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Laura Kraegel

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Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

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Berett Wilber/KUCB

Starting next year, Unalaska retailers won't be allowed to distribute single-use plastic bags to their customers. If they do, they'll be hit with $100 fines each time.

The City Council passed the bag ban unanimously Tuesday night after about six months of discussion and overwhelming public support.

Councilor James Fitch said it'll help reduce the amount of plastic littering local beaches and polluting the ocean.

Newscast: 08/15/18

16 hours ago

The Unalaska City Council has banned local distribution of single-use plastic bags; Thursday is the filing deadline for island residents who want to run for office this fall; and Alyse Galvin has put together the best-funded challenge to U.S. Congressman Don Young since 2008.

Newscast: 08/14/18

Aug 14, 2018

Shari Coleman has added her name to Unalaska's municipal ballot; the City Council will vote tonight on a proposed plastic bag ban; and six Alaskans are vying for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.

Shari Coleman

With three days until the deadline, Shari Coleman has added her name to Unalaska's municipal ballot.

The city councilor filed Monday to run for reelection at seat G.

Coleman won her seat last fall after ousting Rachelle Hatfield, who was appointed when Frank Kelty vacated the spot to become mayor in 2016.

Coleman is currently finishing the last year left on that term. If elected again, she'll earn her first full three-year term on the council.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

With the deadline looming, only one Unalaskan has filed to run for local office this fall.

City Councilor Alejandro "Bong" Tungul is running for reelection at seat F.

Tungul was first appointed to the council in 2013.

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