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Latest Episodes
  • NOAA has denied an emergency request to close the red king crab savings areas; local experts in Wales are beginning to investigate a recent deadly Polar Bear attack; and fighter jets are getting an upgrade at Eielson Air Force Base.
  • The company aiming to bring geothermal energy to Unalaska plans to pay more than $90 million to an engineering and construction firm to design the volcano-powered project, under a contract announced Wednesday; Kodiak’s Tanner crab fleet is continuing to stand down, saying they still haven’t come to an agreement with local processors on price; and following a chaotic start to the session, the Alaska House elected Wasilla Representative Cathy Tilton to the role of House Speaker Wednesday.
  • GCI is still activating its high-speed internet service in Unalaska; Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski says she’s working on legislation to streamline the process for fishery disaster payments; and Alaska schools are preparing to meet the new state educational requirements of the READS Act next fall.
  • The City of St. Paul is at risk of losing its emergency medical services; Kodiak’s Tanner crab fishery opened Sunday, but the fleet is continuing to stand down; and seven days of singing, feasting and services culminated last weekend for members of the Russian Orthodox Church.
  • An Unalaska teen who went missing early Thursday morning was found in stable condition; the upcoming legislative session will be the third legislative cycle where House members begin without a concrete idea of who is in the majority; and the Alaska Marine Highway System is getting some new leadership.
  • Atka, just east of Adak in the Aleutians, is in danger of losing electrical power because of problems with its hydro plant and backup generators; a collection of 50-year-old audio recordings from the Aleutians have been digitized and are now available online; and Alaska Army suicides decreased last year, reaching their lowest point since 2018.
  • Iliuliuk Family and Health Services, the island’s primary health service provider, extended its weekday hours until 9 p.m.; along with the entire United States House of Representatives, Mary Peltola took the oath of office early Saturday morning; and the federal government wants to hear from Alaskans about climate change.
  • Bering sea cod fishermen delay the start of the season in hopes of getting higher prices for fish; takeaways from the 2023 Unalaska Christmas bird count; and an outbreak of the avian flu in Washington state has drastically slowed egg shipments to Alaska.
  • Climate change and a warming Bering Sea a likely culprit for snow crab collapse; the Alaska Marine Highway System nears a draft schedule for Summer 2023; and three Unalaska 8th graders dive into the effects of a certain stereotype.
  • Unalaska City Councilmember Shari Coleman sits down to talk about Unalaska representatives' recent lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.; funding to buy a privately-owned icebreaker was removed from the spending bill signed by President Biden in December, delaying plans to dock an icebreaker in Alaska; and Unalaska has rescheduled the New Years Eve fireworks show for Saturday, Jan. 7, coinciding with Russian Christmas.