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Theo Greenly


Theo Greenly is a writer, reporter and Report for America corps member. He got his start in public radio as an intern at KCRW in Santa Monica, California. Since then, he's produced radio stories for stations around the country, and has worked on podcasts at NPR. He studied journalism at Santa Monica College, creative writing at the University of Colorado Boulder, and radio production at the Transom Story Workshop. When not reporting, he’s probably looking for someone to go hiking with. Wanna go for a hike?

  • Unalaska city officials are exploring ways to help relieve the high cost of airline travel, but say solutions aren’t going to happen anytime soon; Alaska State Troopers received a report of human remains and a survival raft found on a beach at the west end of one of the Aleutian Islands last week; and Congresswoman-elect Mary Peltola has landed an experienced aide to lead her U.S. House office.
  • A Saab 2000 aircraft landed in Unalaska Wednesday morning for the first time in three years. It was a test flight for Aleutian Airways, a new regional carrier operated by Sterling Airways, to demonstrate to the Federal Aviation Administration they are qualified to land the Saab 2000 aircraft at Tom Madsen International Airport.
  • Unalaska’s clinic is expecting its first doses of the monkeypox vaccine this week; a coalition of Alaska organizations and agencies won $49 million to grow the state’s mariculture industry over the next five years; and the Aleutian Housing Authority is looking for feedback to learn more about regional housing needs.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from a large container ship Friday, at a rendezvous point near Dutch Harbor. The 48-year-old man was on board the YM Uniformity, a 1,093-foot container ship from Taiwan. The ship was more than a thousand nautical miles southwest of Dutch Harbor when the crew called the Coast Guard to report the crewmember was experiencing chest pain.
  • The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man approximately 60 nautical miles south of Dutch Harbor; both Republican candidates for the U.S. House declined to drop out of the race Monday, the deadline for withdrawal from the ballot; and two of Alaska’s best writers were honored last weekend in Washington, D.C., as part of the Library of Congress National Book Festival.
  • A week after traveling to Unalaska in an effort to spur the government into action, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is still waiting for a commitment from the Department of the Interior to coordinate cleanup efforts on contaminated lands conveyed to Alaska Natives.
  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski holds a field Senate hearing in Unalaska to prompt action on cleaning up contaminated lands the federal government conveyed to Alaska Natives; a new bill in the U.S. Senate aims to curb illegal fishing off the Alaska coast; and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium takes steps to bring solar panels to rural Alaskans.
  • The City of Unalaska has a candidate for city manager, nearly three months after Erin Reinders’s contract expired. Stephen Jellie is meeting with city officials and the community this week, and the Unalaska City Council plans to interview him for the position Friday.