Laura Kraegel

Reporter

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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Newscast: 10/08/18

Oct 8, 2018

Shari Coleman has retained her seat on the Unalaska City Council by 11 votes; a bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of PenAir to the company that owns Ravn Air Group; and U.S. Sen. Murkowski is facing reprisal from the Alaska Republican Party over her "no" vote on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

City Councilor Shari Coleman has defeated Vincent Tutiakoff Sr. by 11 votes to retain seat G.

That result comes after election officials canvassed absentee and outstanding ballots on Friday morning.

Councilors are expected to certify all of the final election results at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

CITY COUNCIL SEAT F

  • Alejandro "Bong" Tungul: 337 votes (77.8%)
  • Write-ins, blank ballots, and over-and under-voted ballots: 96

CITY COUNCIL SEAT G

Newscast: 10/04/18

Oct 4, 2018

Police say the disappearance of Unalaska resident Willy Robinson likely stemmed from an incident in the waters of Captains Bay; the company that owns Ravn Alaska has been named the top bidder in an auction for PenAir's assets; and the Museum of the Aleutians is opening a new exhibition called "Alaska Native Dolls: A Cultural thread" on Friday.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Police say the disappearance of Unalaska resident Willy Robinson likely stemmed from an incident in the waters of Captains Bay.

The exact circumstances are a "mystery," according to Acting Director Jennifer Shockley of the Department of Public Safety.

But investigators who searched the island where Robinson was fishing this weekend found no signs of foul play or an emergency on land.

SHARI COLEMAN AND VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR.

Unalaska's only contested race is too close to call after Tuesday's election. 

While preliminary results show City Councilor Shari Coleman holds a nine vote lead over challenger Vincent Tutiakoff Sr., there are still 40 ballots left to count.

City Clerk Marjie Veeder said those absentee and questioned ballots will be canvassed Friday to determine the final outcome. 

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