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Japanese Research Vessels Dock In Unalaska

Unalaska welcomed two Japanese-flagged vessels to port this week — one devoted to Arctic research, the other connected to controversial commercial whaling. The first is the Oshoro Maru V , a research vessel for Hokkaido University's school of fisheries sciences. Professor Toru Hirawake is the chief scientist onboard. "This ship is a training ship," said Hirawake. "There are many students choosing the many kinds of science." During the two-month trip, Hirawake said students conducted...

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In Memoriam: Purita Stonecipher

Purita Larot Stonecipher, long time resident of Unalaska, passed away on June 16, 2018, in Vacavalley Hospital in California. She was 67 years old. Purita was born on June 5, 1951, in Helen Village, Philippines. She grew up and spent her early adult years in the Philippines. She moved to Unalaska in 1992, when she was hired for a job as a seafood processor. While working at Alyeska Seafoods, Purita met Rocky Stonecipher who would later become her husband. They were married here in Unalaska,...

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The Trump administration has one week left to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite over 2,000 children separated at the border from their families suspected of entering the U.S. illegally.

Logistically, it's going to be tough for the government. The children were sent to dozens of different shelters and foster homes around the United States, in many cases, thousands of miles from their detained parents.

Then there are dozens more parents who've already been deported without their children, further complicating the reunification process.

On April 21, 2008, Florence Machinga lost everything. A mob of hundreds of people showed up at her house, demanded to see her — and, when she didn't materialize, burned it down.

"They destroyed everything," she says. "Cattle were slaughtered, the chickens were slaughtered."

This year we mark our annual summer Latin music festival show with an accompanying deeper dive into the reason some of these festivals exist: lack of inclusion on the big summer festival stages.

Listen to the podcast and read how the Latinx community is dealing with representation in the music industry.

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