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Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska

Lauren Rosenthal is a reporter for KUCB in Unalaska.

Atka bids farewell to Sarah Outen and Justine Curgenven on May 16. (Lauren Rosenthal/KUCB)

British Kayakers Take On Aleutian Chain

For the past three years, a British woman has been trying to travel around the globe using only her own strength. Sarah Outen has biked through China and rowed the Pacific Ocean.

Now, she’s in the Aleutian Islands, tackling some of the world’s wildest seas in a kayak — and learning plenty along the way.

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May 21, 2014 - 5:22 pm
Shishaldin Volcano Rumbling To Life

Shishaldin Volcano Rumbling To Life

Shishaldin Volcano is rumbling to life in the Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Volcano Observatory detected long tremors and an increase in surface temperatures at Shishaldin earlier Tuesday.

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May 13, 2014 - 4:18 pm
APICDA Tries to Draw Graduate Students Back Home

APICDA Tries to Draw Graduate Students Back Home

Community development quota groups, or CDQ groups, are supposed to harness some of the wealth from western Alaska’s booming fisheries. They all invest in education by handing out scholarships to coastal residents.

May 13, 2014 - 12:10 pm
(Photo by Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska)

Emergency Personnel Battle Unalaska Warehouse Fire

While the rest of the state is gearing up for wildfire season, Unalaska’s emergency responders spent Wednesday fighting an industrial fire inside a local longshore warehouse. The building appears to be a total loss.

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May 7, 2014 - 6:05 pm
Investigation Attributes USCG Death To Faulty Equipment, Work Practices

Investigation Attributes USCG Death To Faulty Equipment, Work Practices

The Coast Guard has finished investigating a Bering Sea rescue that left a 28-year-old crewman with fatal head injuries late last year. According to a review board, faulty equipment and work practices developed by the crew of the cutter Waesche put Petty Officer Travis Obendorf in harm’s way.

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April 24, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Drug Discovery at Unalaska School Leads to Four Arrests

Four people were arraigned in court Wednesday morning for allegedly selling marijuana. The cases are the result of an investigation into drug possession that started at the local high school.

April 17, 2014 - 10:44 am

Delta Western Workers Approve Union Membership

After two months of protests, Delta Western fuel workers in Unalaska have voted to unionize. The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific got the support of a slim majority in an election on Thursday night.

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April 11, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Izembek Road Issue May Be Headed To Court

Over the last year, residents of King Cove have been ramping up their campaign to build what they say is a life-saving road through the Izembek wildlife refuge.

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April 7, 2014 - 6:09 pm
Coast Guard Finds Violations in Kulluk Grounding

Coast Guard Finds Violations in Kulluk Grounding

The Coast Guard has released the results of an investigation into the grounding of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig at the end of their troubled Arctic drilling season. The agency documented multiple safety violations. It also found a desire to avoid a state tax contributed to the decision to move the rig in poor conditions.

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April 3, 2014 - 5:49 pm
NMFS Clears Commercial Fishing In Sea Lion Habitat

NMFS Clears Commercial Fishing In Sea Lion Habitat

After a research review, the National Marine Fisheries Service is prepared to loosen controversial limits on fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

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April 3, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Feds Ask King Cove to Weigh In on Road Alternatives

A group of tribal and government officials from King Cove are back from a week of lobbying in Washington, D.C. — and they’ve come home with a new assignment.

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April 1, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Unalaska Gears Up For Statewide Disaster Drill

For the most part, Unalaska was shielded from the devastation of the 1964 earthquake. But there’s no telling if it will be next time. That’s why Unalaska and dozens of other communities around the state kicked off a series of emergency drills today.

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March 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

UniSea Worker Accused of Two Assaults in One Day

A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges in back-to-back assaults at the UniSea bunkhouses this week — including an attempted sexual assault.

March 21, 2014 - 10:54 am
J. Torres speaking in Unalaska on March 3. Photo by Luc Sevilla.

J. Torres Encourages Young Comic Creators

A lot of elements go into a simple comic book. There’s artwork, there’s editing — and most importantly, for the Filipino and Canadian comic writer J. Torres, there’s the script.

The award-winning author visited Unalaska’s schools and gave a presentation at the library last week, as part of a statewide tour.

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March 13, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Coast Guard, Unalaska Police Investigate Fatal Accident At Sea

The Coast Guard and Unalaska police are investigating a fatal accident that took place aboard a 376-foot factory trawler this week.

March 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Coast Guard Assists in Two Medevacs From King Cove

A Coast Guard helicopter crew spent Tuesday morning performing back-to-back medevacs between King Cove and the community of Cold Bay.

March 13, 2014 - 11:11 am

Herron Asks Legislature To Support Izembek Road Campaign

Alaska’s legislature is still searching for ways to connect King Cove and Cold Bay by building a road through a federal wildlife refuge.

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March 11, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Five Nations Tentatively Agree To Arctic Fishing Ban

The United States and four other Arctic nations have tentatively agreed to prevent commercial fishing in the high Arctic.

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March 6, 2014 - 5:25 pm
Delta Western’s Pro-Union Fuelers Strike Again

Delta Western’s Pro-Union Fuelers Strike Again

For the past month, a group of fuel supply workers in Unalaska have been trying to unionize. And they’ve also accused their employer, Delta Western, of mistreating them for it. The workers took to the picket line on Tuesday to protest with other local union members.

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March 6, 2014 - 5:23 pm
A burnt eagle spreads its wings. Photo courtesy Susie Silook, wife of Keith Hamilton.

Burned Bald Eagles Draw Federal Scrutiny In Adak

It’s common practice to burn trash in the Aleutians, to keep landfills from overflowing. But it’s not that simple in Adak, where flaming waste has killed or injured at least ten bald eagles in the last few months. It’s now the subject of a federal investigation.

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March 4, 2014 - 5:40 pm