Hope McKenney

Reporter

Born in rural Northern California, Hope started as a reporter and producer at KZYX in Mendocino County. She then worked at Kichwa Hatari ⁠— the first Quechua language radio station in the U.S., based in New York ⁠— and KQED in San Francisco. 

She has lived in Bolivia, Peru, and Cuba, and is now excited to cover the beautiful Aleutians.  

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Unalaska's restaurants and bars can reopen to limited dine-in services starting Wednesday, despite the city's high coronavirus risk level, after a vote by the City Council. 

Businesses are limited to using 35 percent of their maximum building occupancy or 10 people per room, whichever is greater, as long as there's six feet between tables.

Newscast: 01/11/21

Jan 11, 2021

As Unalaskans are once again being asked to stay at home as much as possible after the city raised its coronavirus risk level to "high" on Thursday, students are left in limbo — awaiting transition to distance education; Alaska health officials have been transitioning the state's COVID-19 vaccine distribution process from deliveries directly to hospitals and clinics to a more decentralized system that relies on pharmacies and individual doctors' offices; and the City of Unalaska is continuing a Category 2 travel advisory due to inclement weather.

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As Unalaskans are once again being asked to stay at home as much as possible after the city raised its coronavirus risk level to "high" on Thursday, students are left in limbo — awaiting transition to distance education.

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Unalaska's city-run facilities — including the public library and swimming pool — will temporarily close beginning Friday. That's after city officials raised Unalaska's coronavirus alert level back to "high" after three more people tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.

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UniSea is under partial lockdown and has shut down all non-essential work after four employees of the processing plant tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday. 

Four "non-quarantined" individuals complained of not feeling well and were taken to the Iliuliuk Family and Health Services clinic where they tested positive, according to UniSea President and CEO Tom Enlow.

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