Maggie Nelson

Arts & Culture Reporter

Hailing from Southwest Washington, Maggie moved to Unalaska in 2019. Prior to coming to Alaska, she dabbled in independent print journalism in Oregon before heading north to Washington to pursue a Master of Arts in English Studies at Western Washington University—where she also taught Rhetoric and Composition courses. In 2017 Maggie spent time working on a commercial tender boat out of Wrangell and is excited to finally return to Alaska to produce arts and culture content for the Unalaska community.

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Newscast: 03/03/21

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While Alaska leads the country in vaccine allocations per capita, the state's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink, discusses why Unalaska is lagging behind other communities in the state.

Newscast: 03/02/21

Mar 2, 2021

The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association is working to address food insecurity throughout the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands; the Legislature must decide this year whether to engage in unplanned spending from the Alaska Permanent Fund for the first time; and a new musical project led by Tlingit and Unangax̂ artist Nicholas Galanin has signed with legendary SubPop records.

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On Thursday evening, around 9 p.m. a bald eagle made its way into the Alaska Ship Supply grocery store in Unalaska. 

From outside, the store appeared closed and quiet — the lights were off and the parking lot was virtually empty, except for two local cop cars. On the inside, however, store employees, local law enforcement and a volunteer were pursuing the unwelcome guest, waving long PVC pipes and tossing blankets and pieces of cardboard, in an attempt to maneuver the bird out of the large building. 


Courtesy of Hannah Vowell

February is Black History Month, a time when schools, libraries, and organizations across the nation often pause to celebrate Black history and recognize the United States' violent and unjust treatment of Black people.

But in Unalaska, many teachers aren't doing anything special in their classrooms this month because they are working to include Black history and perspectives in their lesson plans year round.

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The Unalaska City School District is now in its fourth week of a mix between in-person and home-based learning. Groups of students have returned to their classrooms in the afternoons, Monday through Thursday, while working remotely in the mornings.   

And while most of the district's younger students are attending afternoon in-person classes, only about a third of upperclassmen have chosen to return, according to district officials.