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Authorities are deciding whether to file charges against two Unalaska teenagers who allegedly used a handgun to threaten another teen in July.  

The incident was first reported to adults on Thursday.

While a press release from the Department of Public Safety described it as "disturbing," Acting Director Jennifer Shockley has declined to share specifics.

She did say that no one was physically injured and there are no threats against local schools.

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Unalaska students are back at school Tuesday, including 5-year-old Stephen Black.

Over the past year, he's prepared for Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux by accepting the library's challenge to read "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

He submitted his final reading log last week and became the first Unalaskan to accomplish the feat.

"Triceratops, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and also Spinosaurus …"

Stephen Black is browsing Unalaska's public library, picking out books and naming all the dinosaurs he knows.

CREDIT COURTESY OF SHARI COLEMAN, VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR., AND ALEJANDRO "BONGUL" TUNGUL AND BY BERETT WILBER/KUCB

Unalaska's fall election will feature only one contested race.

Released Friday, the final ballot shows two candidates vying for City Council seat G: incumbent Shari Coleman and Vincent Tutiakoff Sr.

Coleman is a compliance supervisor at the UniSea, Inc. seafood plant. Last October, she ousted Rachelle Hatfield, who was appointed when Frank Kelty vacated the spot to become mayor in 2016.

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For the second year in a row, an Unalaska student has earned one of the top awards at the Rural Alaska Honors Institute.

Since 1983, the RAHI program has aimed to prepare Alaska Native and rural high school students for the transition to college life.

Lisa Tran distinguished herself amongst this summer's class, which hailed from 29 communities across the state.

It's graduation day at the Rural Alaska Honors Institute. Students in caps and gowns fill the auditorium, as Program Manager Denise Wartes welcomes the salutatorian to the stage.

Courtesy of Alaska Geographic Field Institute

Unalaska's Brian Conwell is serving as a youth ambassador to the Arctic Council for the next two years. 

The high school senior recently attended the 5th Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle, where he met with leaders like U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Lt. Governor Byron Mallott.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with Conwell afterward to ask what policymakers have planned for Alaska.

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