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Newscast: 05/24/17

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The U.S. Navy will scan Unalaska waters next month for munitions left over from WWII; Alaska lawmakers are trying to reduce the number of deaths from opioid overdoses; President Trump is proposing to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. 

Newscast: 05/23/17

May 23, 2017

Unalaska is about to adopt a new city budget; the Pebble Partnership has formed a new advisory committee ahead of its controversial mine; and a new resolution from the state House is focused on vessel traffic in the Bering Sea.

Newscast: 05/22/17

May 22, 2017

PenAir has promised better service for Unalaska after the airline’s worst performance; the Legislature has confirmed three appointments to the Alaska Board of Fisheries; and a Seattle-based shipping company will carry cargo for southwest Alaska while the Tustumena ferry is delayed. 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The head of PenAir fielded questions Thursday from frustrated flyers in Unalaska.

Thirty island residents gathered at a public meeting to ask CEO Danny Seybert why their only option for traveling to and from Anchorage has been so unreliable over the last year.

Nancy Heise

While the F/V Tustumena sits in the shipyard for another two months, residents of southwest Alaska have another option for cargo service.

The Seattle-based Coastal Transportation company has offered to carry cargo along the Tustumena’s route while the ferry undergoes unexpected repairs.

“It doesn’t completely solve the problem, but it definitely helps to alleviate some of the crisis,” said Meadow Bailey of the Alaska Department of Transportation.

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