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Ravn Announces Unalaska Air Service Will Continue

RavnAir Group will continue serving Unalaska, with four scheduled flights a week, even as the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to end service to all but a handful of its 115 communities. "At this time, RavnAir Group intends to continue flights four times a week to Unalaska, with the potential for charter flights," Deb Reinwand, a RavnAir spokesperson, said in an emailed statement. The news comes after 24 hours of confusion about RavnAir's plans for Unalaska and Dutch Harbor, one of the...

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Using the Unalaska Public Library From Home

Are you looking for a good book to pass the time while you hunker down? Do your kids need some extra tutoring help while you’re working on lessons? Your public library is here for you in this time of quarantine and social distancing! Our building is closed, but you can still check out eBooks and audiobooks, access homework resources, and chat with a live tutor from the comfort of your own home. Here is an overview of what’s available. -- eBook and Audiobook Downloads Your library card gives...

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The children's voices on the phone line were hesitant, but they were looking for answers.

"Why did we switch to remote learning?"

"When are we going to go back to school?"

"They're opening up an emergency hospital here, will that bring more coronavirus cases to my area?"

The fast-growing number of cases of COVID-19 around the country is also bringing a surge in the number of deaths. In New York City alone, the death toll is in the thousands and rising steeply every day.

There, and in places like Detroit, Seattle and New Orleans, funeral directors are struggling to meet the increased demand. Joseph Lucchese, who owns and directs a funeral home in the Bronx, says it's unlike anything he's ever seen and it's dispelled any doubts he once had about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that the state had significantly reduced a testing backlog even as he announced new collaborations to improve coronavirus testing capacity and infrastructure.

"The testing space has been a challenging one for us and I own that," he said. "And I have a responsibility as your governor to do better and to do more testing in the state of California."