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Takao Araiba

Cold Bay to Unalaska is nearly 200 miles. By plane, it takes about an hour. By kayak, it's nearly a month. Akio Shinya made the trip -- with three others -- in 24 days.

"I am old man, 69-years-old," Akio Shinya said. "So very hard, but now I am happy."

Over the past 16 years, he has taken six kayak trips to the Aleutian Islands. A place he considers special.

"Kayak was born here," Shinya said. "Aleutian Island chain. They have big history, so I am interested in the ancient people and Aleutians."

Unalaska city officials are fixing a defective transformer after faulty equipment caused a partial power outage Sunday night.

The outage started just before midnight and lasted for an hour and 20 minutes, according to J.R. Pearson, Unalaska's Deputy Director of Public Utilities. It killed power in town, on the spit, and at the airport.

Pearson said two powerhouse employees restored power on Monday around 1:20 a.m., after locating and isolating a broken recloser. He said they're in the process of replacing the part and fully repairing the transformer.

Newscast: 06/27/16

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Two men face felony drug charges in Unalaska; city officials work on a defective transformer after a power outage; and Japanese kayakers explore the Aleutian Islands.

Greta Mart

Charges have been filed against Donn Griffin and Jermain Peacock after they were arrested following the sale of drugs to an undercover agent of the Coast Guard Investigative Service.

The Unalaska Police Department and Coast Guard had been conducting an investigation into Griffin’s activities prior to his arrest.

In the last month, Griffin has sold nearly $1,500 worth of drugs, identified as methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, to an undercover agent.

Frank chats with Scott Goodman of the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation and he introduces a new segment.

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