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Unalaska Teachers Oppose Dunleavy's Budget Proposal, Fearing Deep Cuts To Staff, Programs

In Unalaska, a group of teachers gathered Wednesday to condemn the Dunleavy administration's proposed cuts to public education — and call on local residents for their support. "Are we looking happy? Or are we looking angry?" Eleven teachers mulled those questions in Unalaska's high school library, as they posed with signs that read "Education is Priceless" and "Fund our Future." They were preparing to take photos to share on social media, with the Legislature, and with the governor's office. ...

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The 2019 UCSD Tsunami Bowl Team Presents On Invasive Species

The 2019 UCSD Tsunami Bowl Presentation was held at the Unalaska City School Auditorium on February 12 th at 7pm. The Tsunami Bowl is Alaska’s version of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), a nationwide marine sciences competition. Unalaska has been attending since 2005. The team this year called themselves “Team Procrastination” and included Ariel Go, Kathleen Tan, Gabrielle Thomas and Xavia Valverde. According to the Unalaska Tsunami Bowl facilitator David Gibson, the team has been...

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Nigerians will cast ballots Saturday to choose a new leader from a field of some 70 candidates – but two men have emerged as the clear front-runners. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold onto his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "befitting reply" for perpetrators and their supporters in the wake of a bombing in Kashmir described as the deadliest in three decades that killed at least 40 Indian police troops and wounded nearly 20 more.

In the attack on Thursday on the outskirts of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle with explosives into caravan carrying paramilitary troopers.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said Friday he is thinking about challenging President Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination.

Weld, a moderate Republican, was twice elected governor. He supports abortion rights and was an early proponent of gay rights.

He resigned his post as governor after being offered the ambassadorship to Mexico, but the nomination stalled in the Senate after opposition from other Republicans.

Weld then ran as the Libertarian Party's vice presidential nominee in 2016 on a ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.