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Latest Episodes
  • Unalaska students will still be required to wear masks at school, even while the city only encourages masking indoors; the man who founded Trident Seafoods passed away on Sunday; and COVID-19 vaccine mandates have taken effect at Anchorage’s largest health care centers.
  • Unalaska’s Parks, Culture and Recreation Teen Council is setting up their annual haunted house; the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention will be virtual for the second year in a row; and senators are split over Governor Mike Dunleavy’s plans to change the dividend, and over how to pay for it.
  • Unalaska High School’s cross country team traveled to Anchorage to compete in the state tournament; a shortage of Toyostoves may leave some rural Alaska households in the cold; and Wednesday is the deadline to give comment to the Qawalangin Tribe about bringing the Department of Defense’s IRT Program to Unalaska.
  • Unalaska’s mask mandate expired at noon Wednesday, as local COVID-19 cases continue to decline; Alaskans who depend on salmon to feed their families are asking federal fisheries managers to clamp down on the bycatch of a primary food source; and 21-year-old artist Lydia Dirks takes her inspiration from her family, Unangax^ heritage, and other Indigenous artists, and hopes to use her work to inspire others to find healing through art.
  • The City of Unalaska is preparing for major budget reductions; St. Paul city officials reported the island’s first resident cases of COVID-19 yesterday; and some Alaskans are starting to see their $1,114 Permanent Fund Dividends.
  • GCI crews begin construction to bring fiber optic broadband to Unalaska; Unalaska swimmers face surprise competition at their meet; and a 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes about 70 miles east of Chignik Bay.
  • Unalaska drops its local COVID-19 risk factor to “low” after a reduction in active cases on the island; public safety partners with faith organizations to bridge gaps between the community and local law enforcement; and a potential gold mine is being explored in Western Alaska.
  • Unalaska’s preliminary election results are in; another Alaska agency says it’s become the victim of a cybersecurity incident; and how the increasing number of patients hospitalized in big city hospitals is affecting rural areas.
  • A power outage caught Unalaskans by surprise Thursday evening when most of the island went dark; the M/V Tustumena has been rescheduled to arrive in Unalaska on Saturday morning; and Unalaskans head to the polls for the city's local election.