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Newscast: 03/23/17

Mar 23, 2017

Bering Sea crabbers have reported seeing plenty of bairdi after the fishery’s controversial closure; Unalaska is seeking public input before moving forward on a major renovation to the city dock; and Alaskans will be allowed to hunt Emperor Geese next month for the first time in 30 years.

Daher Jorge

The Bering Sea b​airdi crab fishery stayed closed this year for the fi​rst time in four seasons.

State biologists decided there were too fe​w crab to harvest safely, but fishermen are questi​oning that call. They say they saw plentiful bairdi while crabbing for other species.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

About 50 years after it was founded, the Unalaska Department of Public Safety is undergoing its first independent review.

Public Safety has hired a private company called Russell Consulting to do the assessment. 

“Our goal is to help the Unalaska Department of Public Safety provide good services -- excellent and outstanding services -- to community members who live here and to guests who come in,” said Greg Russell, a retired police officer who opened the Soldotna-based firm 15 years ago.

Newscast: 03/22/17

Mar 22, 2017

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety is undergoing its first independent review; philosophical differences may prevent lawmakers from resolving Alaska’s budget crisis before the legislative session ends; and the U.S. Senate has overturned an Obama administration rule on hunting in national wildlife refuges.

Newscast: 03/21/17

Mar 21, 2017

Reindeer on St. Paul Island are surprising scientists; budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration would make it harder to forecast Alaska weather; and U.S. Rep. Don Young won’t support the Republican health care bill in its current form.