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At a special meeting this week, the City of Unalaska granted more than $1.34 million to nine local organizations through its community support program for the fiscal year 2022. That's less than a 3% increase from last year's funding, despite more than a 9% increase in the amount requested.

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As 2020 comes to an end, KUCB's newsroom takes a step back to reflect and share some of the most noteworthy news that was produced over the year.

 

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March brought the closure of schools and public facilities, forcing people into their homes and away from friends and family.

 

Despite that isolation and a string of local tragedies, moments of hope and unity stood out throughout the year in Unalaska.

 

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, life has been even more unpredictable than it normally is on a remote Aleutian island. Daily routines from going to school to trips to the grocery store have been disrupted, and here at KUCB, we understand how challenging that has been. We are honored that the community has stood by us during these unprecedented times as we worked to bring you novel and unique forms of entertainment and news.

KUCB's partnership with ProPublica began Sept. 1. The investigative journalism nonprofit selected KUCB's former reporter, Zoë Sobel, to join its Local Reporting Network, along with five other public radio station reporters across the country.

ProPublica is partnering with KUCB and CoastAlaska to boost investigative reporting in the Aleutians. The investigative journalism nonprofit announced Friday that six public radio station reporters are joining its Local Reporting Network. The partnership begins September 1 and will last one year. 

 

KUCB’s partnership with ProPublica will allow us to bring back our former reporter, Zoë Sobel. The program will cover Sobel’s salary and benefits for the year, through funding from the Abrams Foundation.  

 

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