Laura Kraegel


Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

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Newscast: 06/28/16

Jun 28, 2016

The Unalaska City Council will meet tonight; a judge rules in favor of statewide Medicaid expansion; and volunteers in Ketchikan work to restore a historic Grumman Goose airplane.

Unalaska city officials are fixing a defective transformer after faulty equipment caused a partial power outage Sunday night.

The outage started just before midnight and lasted for an hour and 20 minutes, according to J.R. Pearson, Unalaska's Deputy Director of Public Utilities. It killed power in town, on the spit, and at the airport.

Pearson said two powerhouse employees restored power on Monday around 1:20 a.m., after locating and isolating a broken recloser. He said they're in the process of replacing the part and fully repairing the transformer.

Newscast: 06/27/16

Jun 27, 2016

Two men face felony drug charges in Unalaska; city officials work on a defective transformer after a power outage; and Japanese kayakers explore the Aleutian Islands.

Newscast: 06/23/16

Jun 23, 2016

The Unalaska United Methodist Church holds a memorial service after the Orlando shooting; Alaska's unemployment rate for May ranks higher than the national average; and marine mammal specialists conduct a whale survey after last summer's mass die-off.