Stories from the KUCB Newsroom from the Aleutian Region, the Pribilof Islands, the Alaska Peninsula, and beyond.

St. Paul, Alaska
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In a letter addressed to St. Paul community members, city officials recently urged residents to take energy-saving measures after Gov. Mike Dunleavy allowed funds from the Power Cost Equalization Program to be swept into the state's general funds.

"Reduce TV watching time, lower your thermostat by a couple degrees, wash laundry in cold water," are a few of the tips listed in the letter.


Courtesy of GCI

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.

Maggie Nelson/KUCB

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." 

Hope McKenney/KUCB

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

Courtesy of Jaiden Willeto

The University of Alaska Anchorage will offer Unangam Tunuu courses as part of its Alaska Native Studies coursework. 

This fall students can take a course in Unangam Tunuu — the Unangax̂ language — at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Course instructor Haliehana Stepetin says it'll be a regular part of the school's offerings for the next two years.