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Newscast: 06/14/18

Jun 14, 2018

Unalaska's clinic won't draw on an emergency subsidy from the city; the City Council may introduce penalties for senior citizens who miss the deadline for property tax exemptions; and a new study shows that women fishery observers are harassed much more than their male counterparts. 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

After a handful of late filings, the Unalaska City Council may introduce penalties for senior citizens who miss the application deadline for property tax exemptions.

City councilors approved the fifth late application of the year on Tuesday, ruling that medical treatment was an acceptable reason for one Unalaskan to miss the March deadline by almost three months.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska's clinic won't draw on emergency funds provided by the city, signaling a reversal of the nonprofit's dismal financial situation.

Iliuliuk Family and Health Services was granted a $500,000 subsidy in November, as clinic officials anticipated another fiscal year with a steep budget shortfall.

But on Tuesday, City Manager Thomas E. Thomas said the organization won't need the money after all.

Newscast: 06/13/18

Jun 13, 2018

The Unalaska City Council could be headed to court, although the legal matter at stake is unclear; a United Nations organization may ban the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic; and the proposed Donlin Gold mine is advancing through the permitting process.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

The Unalaska City Council could be headed to court, although the legal matter at stake is unclear.

On Tuesday, city councilors had scheduled an executive session to "discuss litigation."

But they canceled it after several councilors joined the meeting by telephone, resulting in an insufficient in-person quorum for discussion behind closed doors.

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