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DMITRI DANE/ALEUTIAN ISLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY & U.S. COAST GUARD

In Unalaska, the U.S. Coast Guard has cleaned up controversial graffiti that was found spray-painted on a World War II bunker last month.

The slogan read: “#722LIFE. MORGENTHUGS,” which led many Unalaskans to suspect crew members of the Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau.

The vessel was recently decommissioned after nearly 50 years of service, so the crew of another cutter -- the Mellon -- was assigned to cleanup duty last week.

Newscast: 04/27/17

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The U.S. Coast Guard has cleaned up controversial graffiti on a World War II bunker in Unalaska; the board of education for the Unalaska City School District meets tonight; and the skies over the Gulf of Alaska are about to get a lot busier with Northern Edge 2017.

Greta Mart / KUCB

The City of Unalaska has granted all 10 funding requests from local nonprofits this year, even though applications came in about $40,000 higher than the city wanted to spend.

On Tuesday, the City Council voted to give almost $1.2 million to organizations including the Aleutian Arts Council, the Qawalangin Tribe, and Unalaska Senior Citizens.

PenAir is shutting down its freight service to Unalaska -- a move that will affect the island’s food delivery and fishing industry.

The regional air carrier has notified the city by email that it’s closing its cargo business between Unalaska and Anchorage, according to City Manager Dave Martinson and Mayor Frank Kelty.

Kelty said PenAir officials told him freight service has become a financial “loser” and they’re selling both cargo planes that serve the route.

Newscast: 04/26/17

Apr 26, 2017

PenAir is shutting down its freight service to Unalaska; the City Council has granted all funding requests from local nonprofits this year; and a second jumbo squid has washed ashore on the island.

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