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Coleman keeps council seat in Unalaska election

Alejandro "Bong" Tungul was unopposed for another three-year term on the six-member city council, receiving 337 votes. Tutiakoff is the board chair of the Ounalashka Corporation, Coleman is an administrator at Unisea, and Tungul is a manager for North Pacific Fuel.


King crabbing set to begin with record low quota

Bering Sea commercial crabbing starts next week, with the smallest quota for Bristol Bay red king crab in over 30 years of 4.3 million pounds, a 35 percent decrease from last year's 6.6 million pounds. The last time there was such a low number when a fishery was held was in 1985, at 4.1 million poun


Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Akutan in Alaska

A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SSE of Akutan, Alaska (61 miles) on Sunday. Global time and date of event 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 23:37:22 / September 30, 2018 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000h9jp. Event ids that are associated: ak20267992, us1000h9jp. Exac


Recovery Efforts Continue For Unalaska Man Missing Since Oct. 2

Willy Robinson boated to an island at the back of Captains Bay on Saturday, Sept. 29. He was reported missing on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 2.Credit Berett Wilber/KUCB


Investigators close case in fatal Alaska plane crash mystery

On Oct. 25, 2017, the Alaska State Troopers received a report from a local hunter that he located the wreckage of a missing airplane from 2008 on Admiralty Island approximately 1 1/2 miles from Young Lake. On Aug. 9, 2008, the Coast Guard reported an overdue Cessna 182E, tail # N935OX, in the area o


Decriminalize prostitution in Alaska

In 2010, a self-employed sex worker arranged to meet with a client in an Anchorage hotel. She was neither coerced nor trafficked into the meeting. For her, it was a voluntary source of income like any other job. When she met this client, she massaged and engaged in sexual contact with him for nearly


Action, not talk, will make Alaska safe

Debra Call, who is running for lieutenant governor with gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich, speaks to activists gathered at Peratrovich Park in downtown Anchorage on Women’s Equality Day, Sunday, Aug., 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)


Exclusive: Jane Kilcher snares a tasty burbot on Alaska: The Last Frontier

On tonight’sAlaska: The Last Frontier, the Kilchers are working through a whole host of problems after last week’s premiere.Alaska is serving up some vexing life and death challenges for some members of the family, while others need to heal.READ MOREExclusive: Bears, broken ribs, barn raising some o


The Midterms: Alaska and West Virginia

The big interest here is the gubernatorial race and the future of Alaska’s GOP representation in the Senate. The current Governor is Bill Walker, an independent. In 2014, the incumbent Republican Governor, Steve Parnell, ran for reelection. He was opposed by Byron Mallot on the Democratic side as


ACORN, reinvented, assisted Alaska's Kavanaugh protesters in getting arrested - Must Read Alaska

ACORN, an organization that fell into disrepute and collapsed in disgrace, still has a walk-on role in radical left-wing politics, and that role now extends north to Alaska.


Proposed Alaska rules tighten water-contamination cleanup

The regulations up for comment add three additional chemicals to the list of substances that require cleanup when concentrations in groundwater reach a concentration of 70 parts per trillion, which represents about 31/2 drops of liquid in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The three new chemicals are p


The Justin Schneider case exposed problems in Alaska’s justice system. Judge Michael Corey shouldn’t be the scapegoat.

When Justin Schneiderreceived a plea dealthat allowed him to avoid jail time in a sexually motivated assault case that shocked Alaskans, many were justifiably outraged. The punishment didn't fit the crime, and the leniency of the sentence was difficult to square with any notion of justice. Unfortuna


Alaska borough spends $2M on cyberattack recovery efforts

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska borough has spent more than $2 million in recovery efforts after a cyberattack paralyzed its computer systems for weeks, officials said.


11 Spooky Places You'll Want To Visit In Alaska This Fall

With the fall chill in the air, things are starting to get spooky. Alaska is darkest in the fall just before the snow falls and this long, late fall season has been spookier than ever. Check out these spooky places that will get you in the Halloween spirit. There are historic places all over Alaska,


Oil tops $80, boosting industry jobs – and hopes for the broader Alaska economy

Oil prices have hit four-year highs, lifting activity at some Alaska companies linked to the petroleum industry and boosting hopes for a broader economic turnaround, though economists say job losses statewide could continue for months.Outfitter chain Big Ray's says it's selling more insulated clothi


Gubernatorial Campaigns Present Their Ideas On How To Improve Alaska Rural Public Safety

VPSO Jacob Tobeluk of Nunapitchak and Sergeant Jonathan Otto of Kongiganak at Yuut Elitnaurviat in Bethel in 2014.Credit Ben Matheson / KYUKPublic safety is a leading issue across Alaska, and in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, it has been voted the region’s top issue by delegates attending the Associatio


Checking out the newest offerings from the Alaska travel industry

FAIRBANKS — Heading to a fly-in meeting or convention ? It can be a mixed bag. Maybe you're going to a new city — but you have to spend time inside. If you're lucky you get out to see the countryside and visit with friends.There are some bonuses when travel professionals meet, though. At theAlaska T


New Ocean Invader Spotted in Alaska

Alaska Sea Grant’s Gary Freitag,Marine Advisoryagent in Ketchikan, is a member of the scientific team that discoveredBugula neritina, an invertebrate filter feeder also referred to as a branching bryozoan. These tiny organisms form colonies and are sometimes called moss animals or sea lace.


Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Akutan in Alaska

A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 71 km NNE of Akutan, Alaska (44 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157.22 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -165.3716° West, latitude 54.7327° North, depth = 157.22 km. The temblor was detect


Plan could see prisoners working in seafood plants

If local officials agree, prisoners can finish their sentences working in seafood plants in Unalaska, according to a plan presented by Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams at last week's Unalaska City Council meeting, attended by many generally supportive community members.