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An Alaska-based telecommunications company says it's reached a major milestone in its mission to bring Unalaskans improved digital connectivity through a new fiber optic line.

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When someone who's injured or sick needs blood, medical providers can clot the blood or increase blood pressure to buy some time before they can get a patient to the hospital.

But when it comes down to it, LifeMed flight paramedic and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor base chief Angela Niemi says no amount of saline solution or clotting medication will save someone who needs a transfusion.

"You'll watch a person just kind of bleed out and die in front of you," Neimi said. "And there's nothing you can do." 

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Ravn Alaska announced this week that it's upgrading its fleet to offer nonstop flights between Anchorage and Unalaska. 

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Unalaska's top city employee is in the running for a job in the Lower 48. City Manager Erin Reinders is one of three finalists as a county manager in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, where she recently visited to interview for the position.

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All but one of the cruises originally scheduled to stop in Unalaska have been cancelled. 

The island was expecting nearly 20 ports of call for the 2021 summer season, but by early May, that number had dropped drastically to about five