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Laura Kraegel


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: 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.

Newscast: 08/13/18

Aug 13, 2018

Alejandro "Bong" Tungul is running for reelection on the Unalaska City Council; races in the statewide election are heating up; and the 2018 Tundra Golf Classic ended in a tie.

Newscast: 08/09/18

Aug 9, 2018

Hundreds of dead and dying seabirds have come ashore in the Bering and Chukchi Seas since May; Unalaska's new school year starts in less than two weeks; and reigning Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore headlines the list of mushers registered for the 2019 sled dog race.