Laura Kraegel, KUCB - Unalaska

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Laura Kraegel covers Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands for KUCB . Originally from Chicago, she first came to Alaska to work at KNOM, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. (laura@kucb.org / 907.581.6700)

A proposal from the state’s Department of Corrections would allow four inmates to work at an Unalaska fish processing plant. The resolution could still pass if the Unalaska City Council revisits the issue.

The state has filed charges against two Unalaska teenagers who allegedly threatened another teen with a handgun this July. That's likely all the information Unalaskans will get about the case — unless it moves to the adult court system. Listen now

This week, Unalaska is hosting an international gathering of scientists, wildlife managers and indigenous leaders — all focused on biodiversity in the circumpolar north. Listen now

One of Southwest Alaska's largest airlines will soon be up for sale. Listen now

After filing for bankruptcy protection last summer, PenAir has been ordered to sell off its assets to avoid a shutdown. Listen now

Starting next year, Unalaska retailers won't be allowed to distribute single-use plastic bags to their customers. If they do, they'll be hit with $100 fines each time. Listen now

Commissioner Brendan Carr will arrive Monday night and spend about 24 hours on the island to learn about the broadband challenges facing rural Alaska. Listen now

A crab boat that sank in the Bering Sea last winter likely capsized after the vessel became coated in hundreds of thousands of pounds of ice. Listen now

International seafood buyers are scheduled to visit Unalaska this month, but they don't hail from a massive importer like China or Japan. Listen now

Today, we hear from Shayla Shaisnikoff and Karen Abel. One is the granddaughter of internment survivors, and the other is the granddaughter of a fighter pilot. Listen now

Today, we hear from Martin Aure and U.S. Army veteran Paul Schaughency. Aure was sent to Seattle after the bombing of Dutch Harbor, and Schaughency spent parts of WWII on Adak. Listen now

Today, we hear from Tara Bourdukofsky and retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob Brocklehurst. Her grandmother survived the internment, and he served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Listen now

Eva Tcheripanoff — the last person born in the traditional village of Kashega — has died. Listen now

About 24 hours after he went missing from an oil tanker, the U.S. Coast Guard is deciding whether to continue its search for a man who reportedly fell overboard in Aleutian waters.

Unalaska’s mayor has survived a recall effort that accused him of misconduct and poor leadership. Listen now

In nearly four decades of competing, K300 mushers have endured everything from brutal cold and bare tundra to hard ice and heavy overflow. But this year, Bethel is experiencing its warmest winter ever - so warm that officials have had to contract and repeat the route to avoid open water. Listen now

Look to the farthest end of the Aleutian chain, so far west that it’s actually east, and you’ll find the Komandorski Islands of Russia. In 1867, the Alaska Purchase separated them from the rest of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. But today, people across the archipelago are still connected by a common history. A recent cultural exchange helped to renew those ties, bringing Russians and Alaskans together on St. Paul Island. Listen now

After a dangerous ammonia leak last winter, Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor is renovating its refrigeration system, investing in its hazmat team, and paying a $10,008 fine. Listen now

For the 20th year in a row, Dutch Harbor has been recognized as the largest fishing port in America. Listen now

Following months of intense public criticism. Frank Kelty has denied allegations that he interfered with the former city manager or forced his resignation. Listen now