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Unalaska Post Office Cuts Back Counter Service

The Unalaska Post Office is cutting back its services once again. For the next week, patrons will have a two-and- a-half-hour window to can pick up packages -- from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Postmaster Jamesa Marino-Tickle says the reduced hours are due to “staffing shortages.” This isn’t the first cutback patrons have seen recently. Since early August, the Unalaska Post Office has been closed on Saturdays -- as a result of “reduced customer numbers.” Regular hours for package-pickup will...

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The 2017 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic

The 2017 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, September 9 th beginning at the intersection in front of the community center at 10:30am. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson and this year 9 runners and 6 bikers participated. According to PCR Recreation Coordinator Korey Ayers, the weather was agreeable for the athletes as they made their way over Overland Drive and around Summer Bay Lake. “We had excellent weather.” Ayers said. “It was mostly sunny...

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Uber's license to operate in London expires in eight days — and London's transportation agency says it won't be renewed, citing a range of problems that make the company "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license."

The issues raised by Transport for London include Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offences" and how it handles background checks.

Uber says it will appeal the decision. Transport for London had been considering granting Uber a five-year license. The company was first licensed in London in 2012.

Tensions continue to mount at the University of California, Berkeley, where a conservative student group is planning to host an event it's calling "Free Speech Week" starting on Sunday.

Iraqi Kurdish leaders plan to hold a controversial independence referendum on Monday. Kurds are expected to overwhelmingly vote in favor of separating from Iraq. The United States and other allies have warned them not to go ahead.

Here's what to know:

Who and where are the Kurds?

An estimated 30 million Kurds live in territory overlapping northern Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria. They are the fourth-biggest ethnic group in the region after Arabs, Persians and Turks.

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