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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is facing a statewide recall, which began last summer. The state allows recall votes if government officials have been shown to be incompetent, unfit for office, neglectful of their duties, or corrupt.

As the Recall Dunleavy campaign ramps up around the state, Unalaskans are pushing for a local effort of their own. Sharon Svarny-Livingston had a simple reason for why she chose to lead Unalaska's Recall Dunleavy effort.

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As a statewide recall effort got underway last week, 68 Unalaskans signed their names to the petition targeting Gov. Mike Dunleavy.