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Unalaska Department of Public Safety

Police are warning Unalaskans to watch for counterfeit money after $3,100 in fake bills was found blowing down Captains Bay Road last week.

A man came across the thirty-one $100 bills on Thursday while driving down the road, according to a statement from the Department of Public Safety.

He stopped and found that they looked and felt fake and then reported the situation to police.

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This week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a bill that provides permanent fund dividends of $1,600, while maintaining vetoes on funding for programs like Medicaid and the Alaska Marine Highway System. 

With the budget now set, communities across the Aleutian chain are bracing for the effects of statewide cuts — some passed by the Legislature, others imposed through the governor's vetoes.

Dennis Robinson, Vince Tutiakoff Sr., KUCB Archive, And Denise Rankin

This fall, Unalaska will elect a new mayor.

The city ballot, finalized Tuesday, shows Dennis Robinson and Vince Tutiakoff Sr. are the candidates vying for the mayor's office in October's election.

Incumbent Frank Kelty did not file to run for reelection, suggesting he may be retiring from a decades-long career in local politics — something he mentioned after the 2016 runoff.

City of Unalaska

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan is visiting Unalaska Wednesday as part of a trip dedicated to Arctic security.

According to his staff, Alaska's junior senator is touring several communities that house U.S. Coast Guard units to discuss the "commerce and security challenges" facing areas in and near the Arctic.

Sullivan, a Republican, is traveling with Coast Guard Vice Commandant Charles Ray, as well as U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican who chairs the Senate commerce committee.

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When Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a series of vetoes to the state budget in June, Unalaska stood to lose about $1.34 million in funding for local organizations including the city, school district, and clinic.

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