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  • Last month, representatives from Unalaska traveled to the interior to give a presentation on the Makushin Geothermal Project; in today’s climate, the Aleutian Islands are the windiest area in Alaska, but not for long; and a story from the archives about Unalaskans' donations following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
  • In a contentious City Council meeting Tuesday, councilors voted to keep Unalaska’s current mask mandate in place for the next two weeks; doctors who work at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage said Tuesday that they’ve begun to ration care as Alaska endures one of the worst surges of COVID-19 in the country; and the U.S. Coast Guard reported encountering Chinese warships within 50 miles of the Aleutian Islands this past August during patrols in the Arctic and Bering Sea.
  • The Unalaska City Council voted Tuesday to keep the island’s current mask mandate in place; Alaska’s already overwhelmed hospitals took on another 20 COVID-19 patients over the long Labor Day weekend, leaving nearly 200 people hospitalized with the coronavirus; and a look at what Unalaskans’ waste can tell us about local COVID-19 levels.
  • The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska has applied for funding that could boost the island’s broadband capabilities; a high-seas legal fight is causing havoc for one of Alaska’s biggest commercial fisheries: the pollock harvest out of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor; and on Friday, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment of a Soldotna man to fill a vacancy on the state Board of Fisheries.
  • The Unalaska preschool’s morning session will be closed until Sept. 13; the window for Alaska Native tribes to apply for free wireless broadband licenses closes Wednesday night; and a look back at the 24th annual Qawalangin Tribe's culture camp, where around 50 youth learned about Unangax̂ culture, values and skills.
  • More people in Unalaska are getting sick and testing positive for COVID-19 than ever before; Alaska experts say vaccines are still their best tool at curbing the pandemic, but their protection is waning; and many rural Alaska communities will once again receive the Power Cost Equalization credit.
  • The Unalaska City Council enacted a new mask mandate as local COVID-19 cases rise; the largest organization of Alaska Native Tribes and Native…
  • The Unalaska school board swore in a new member at its meeting Wednesday; emergency room doctors in Anchorage sounded dire warnings about the city's…
  • The City of Unalaska raised its COVID-19 risk level and confirmed what it called "widespread community exposure" of the virus yesterday; Dr. Lisa…
  • The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association dedicate a new ulux̂tax̂ to a pillar of the community; Ravn Alaska says…
  • Unalaska's City Council approved a resolution at last night's meeting that will put a sales tax increase on the ballot for October's municipal election;…
  • COVID-19 infections spike in Sand Point, leading many organizations to close their doors to in-person business; the nation's $1-trillion federal…