Laura Kraegel

Reporter

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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A contingent of city officials is headed to Washington D.C. next month for Unalaska's annual lobbying trip. 

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, they reviewed their schedule with city lobbyist Brad Gilman.

Beyond standard stops at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters and the National Marine Fisheries Services, Gilman said this year's trip will also focus on a newer priority for Unalaska: getting high-speed internet.

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A vessel caught fire in Unalaska waters last weekend.

The incident is still under investigation, but City Manager Dave Martinson said efforts are already underway to address the damaged boat.

"On Saturday, the vessel Rebecca was found burning at the end of Captains Bay," he said. "There was a potential hazard, so the Department of Public Safety has worked with Resolve Marine Group and the U.S. Coast Guard. We're going to execute a $30,000 contract to remove it."

Newscast: 08/24/16

Aug 24, 2016

Unalaska is working to remove a vessel that caught fire in Captains Bay; city officials will focus on high-speed internet during their lobbying trip to Washington D.C.; and the state of Alaska has dropped its lawsuit over federal regulations that banned Alaska tribes from putting land into trust.

Newscast: 08/24/16

Aug 24, 2016

Unalaska is working to remove a vessel that caught fire in Captains Bay; city officials will focus on high-speed internet during their lobbying trip to Washington D.C.; and the state of Alaska has dropped its lawsuit over federal regulations that banned Alaska tribes from putting land into trust.

Newscast: 08/23/16

Aug 23, 2016

The Unalaska City Council meets tonight; scientists have found a surprising connection between plankton and pink salmon; and Alaska avoids a credit downgrade — at least for now.

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