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'It's Better Than Nothing:' Officials React To Another Year Of Reduced Ferry Service In Aleutians

Ports along the Aleutian Chain between Homer and Unalaska will see only five visits of the ferry Tustumena this summer, down from the twice-monthly service that was the norm through 2019. On Wednesday, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) released its summer schedule , which covers state ferry travel from May through September. The M/V Tustumena is scheduled to sail only once per month, or a total of five times, along the Aleutian route. This lighter schedule is on par with last year's...

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In Memoriam: My Loi Ma

In Memoriam: My Loi Ma May 30, 1964 – February 4, 2020 My Loi Ma unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Everett, WA with her husband of 32 years, Luat Tan Nguyen; daughter, Aline Ma Nguyen; and son, Andy Khoa Nguyen at her bedside. My Loi Ma moved to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor in the summer of 1986. It was here where she married the love of her life, raised her two children, worked various jobs and started her own businesses: The Little Coffee Hut and Dutch Harbor Restaurant....

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