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Local, regional, and statewide news coverage produced by the KUCB newsroom.  

Latest Episodes
  • An historic anchor showed up at the dock in Unalaska on Saturday; it's voting season in Alaska with the primary and special general election on August 16; and longtime Alaska journalist, author and historian Lael Morgan died last week at age 86.
  • A teenage pilot trying to break the record for youngest person to fly solo around the world landed in Unalaska yesterday; Climate research in Kodiak could hold clues for the future of fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska; and The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Unalaska tomorrow for a Restoration Advisory Board meeting.
  • The C/S IT Intrepid is set to depart Unalaska tomorrow to begin laying 800 miles of subsea fiber all the way to Kodiak; Sailings on the M/V Tustumena have been canceled until July 30 due to a critical crew shortage; and while gas prices across the nation have been steadily decreasing since they peaked mid-June, Alaska drivers are still being hit with high prices.
  • A local artist is working to erect a fishing memorial in Unalaska; subsistence fishermen plead with the state to restrict salmon fishing near the Alaska Peninsula; and Unalaska’s Summer Artisan Market is this Saturday.
  • Unalaska kicked off its first cruise ship season in two and a half years with a visit from the Roald Amundsen on Monday; Results are in from the annual Ballyhoo Mountain Run; and two boaters returned safely to Unalaska Sunday morning after their skiff was reported missing overnight.
  • There was a rare whale sighting near Makushin Bay last month; in the wake of Chum salmon crashes in Western Alaska, subsistence fishermen have been pleading with the state to restrict salmon fishing near the Alaska Peninsula; and the annual Ballyhoo Run is this Saturday in Unalaska.
  • The M/V Tustumena returns to service in the Aleutians this week; Alaskans have less than a week to register to vote in the August 16 special general election and primary; and two Alaska Native girls who died at a boarding school more than 100 years ago will return home.
  • A group of researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration travel to the Aleutian Islands for their annual Bottom Trawl Survey; Governor Dunleavy announced budget vetoes including a $5 million dollar cut to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute; and Tinikling, a Filipino folk dance, is making a comeback in Alaska.
  • A group of researchers aiming to curb greenhouse emissions within the shipping industry looks to the Aleutians as a possible 'green corridor'; low Chinook and chum salmon runs hit subsistence fishermen in Western Alaska; and going against decades of precedent in law on Native American sovereignty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an Oklahoma case that states can prosecute non-Native people for crimes against Native people that occur on tribal land.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a class Wednesday to teach Unalaskans how to respond when encountering undetonated explosives; in the special election to fill the remainder of the late Congressman Don Young’s term, rural Alaska communities had more ballots rejected than anywhere else in the state; and the City of Unalaska is holding a household hazardous waste clean up event over the July 4th weekend.