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Newscast: 12/14/17

Dec 14, 2017

Alaskans have one more day to sign up for health care; drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is added to the republican tax plan; and the Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions has declined to pursue charges against a state senator who slapped an Anchorage Daily News reporter.

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The City Council is considering installing a fence around the Unalaska Marine Center.

City officials say they’ve won a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to surround the port with an eight-foot fence topped with barbed wire.

Some councilors expressed support for beefing up security during Tuesday's regular meeting. But most were hesitant because the city would be on the hook for an estimated $463,000.

Newscast: 12/13/17

Dec 13, 2017

The City Council is considering installing a fence around the Unalaska Marine Center; the Alaska Marine Highway System has begun taking summer ferry reservations; and Gov. Walker has announced the 20 members of the state's new climate change task force.

Newscast: 12/12/17

Dec 12, 2017

The airline Ravn Alaska may add Unalaska as a destination; cod stocks in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands have dropped about 40 percent since last year; and the left is warning Alaskans that the national deficit could eliminate ANWR oil revenue promised in the U.S. Senate tax bill.

Courtesy of Marine Exchange Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard is escorting a vessel back to Unalaska after it lost use of an engine last week.

The Resolve Pioneer was returning from Asia when it hit a snag in the western Pacific Ocean, somewhere southwest of Attu.

“We think there might be some fishing line or a net wrapped around one of the propellers,” said John O’Grady of Resolve Magone Marine, the salvage and rescue company that owns the vessel.