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Ballot Set: Robinson, Tutiakoff Vying For Mayor, While Good Challenges Rankin For School Board

This fall, Unalaska will elect a new mayor. The city ballot , finalized Tuesday, shows the candidates vying for the mayor's office in the Oct. 1 election are Dennis Robinson and Vince Tutiakoff Sr. Incumbent Frank Kelty did not file to run for reelection, suggesting he may be retiring from a decades-long career in local politics — something he mentioned after the 2016 runoff . "This will probably be my last three years as an elected official," said Kelty when he defeated then-mayor Shirley...

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Wind, Wigs, And WiFi Define KUCB’s 2019 Tundra Golf Classic

Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour couldn't stop more than 50 Unalaskans from tearing up the tundra last weekend at KUCB’s annual fundraiser, the Tundra Golf Classic. At a preliminary count, KUCB had 23 corporate sponsors this year and brought in more than $13,000 from sponsorships, team fees, and skills contests. In addition to a nine-hole course, the tournament featured a "closest to the pin" competition and a "longest drive with a marshmallow" contest. OptimERA WiFi generously donated more...

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A massive raft made of pumice stones is floating towards Australia, carrying marine organisms that scientists say could help replenish Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Some of the stones are as large as basketballs, and have formed a giant sheet stretching about 58 square miles — nearly the size of Washington, D.C.

An explosion from an underwater volcano near the tiny island nation of Tonga is thought to have produced the raft, according to NASA.

President Trump is meeting with his counterparts at the G-7 summit in France, where he walked back previous statements on trade with China.

On Friday, Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese imports and threatened to invoke a 1977 act authorizing the president emergency powers to force U.S. businesses out of China.

Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET

Joe Walsh, a conservative talk-radio host and former Tea Party congressman, is launching a long-shot primary challenge to President Trump. He's the second Republican to officially announce a run against Trump, who has a strong approval rating among his party's base.

Walsh, 57, supported Trump during his 2016 campaign but in recent months has been offering a bitter critique of the president, calling Trump a liar and bully who is unfit for office. Walsh has also attacked Trump from the right.