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Aleutians East Borough Resident Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Cold Bay

Officials reported a positive case of COVID-19 in the Alaska Peninsula village of Cold Bay on Friday. The individual is not a resident of Cold Bay, but they are an Aleutians East Borough resident, according to Eastern Aleutian Tribes. The regional tribal healthcare provider said in a statement that upon receiving the positive test result, the unnamed individual was placed in isolation. The healthcare provider is working with city and state officials to ensure precautions are taken to protect...

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Donors Go The Distance During KUCB's First Remote Pledge Drive

Thanks to the generosity of supporters near and far, KUCB’s 2020 pledge drive was a great success. The fall membership event raised $45,000 to support local radio in Unalaska. KUCB has held a live on-air fundraiser every year since the station signed on in 2008. The drive goes for 24 hours, and features on-air DJs around the clock. As with most things in 2020, the pledge drive looked and sounded different from past years. Due to local COVID-19 social distancing mandates, KUCB reduced the...

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Even as the companies enlisted by the government's Operation Warp Speed project to develop COVID-19 vaccines say they're making quick progress, details of their lucrative federal contracts have been slow to emerge.

Country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker, the man behind "Mr. Bojangles," died Friday after a battle with throat cancer. He was 78.

"He was at home until an hour before his passing," his wife of 46 years, Susan Walker, told the Austin American-Statesman. "He went very peacefully, which we were extremely grateful for."

Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET

A few dozen cars at a drive-in rally in suburban Pennsylvania honked in unison as Democratic nominee Joe Biden blasted President Trump's handling of the coronavirus. In North Carolina, Trump told a packed crowd: "COVID, COVID, COVID. By the way, on Nov. 4, you won't hear about it anymore."