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Most high schoolers have a pretty easy life -- school, homework, and maybe an extra curricular or two. But not Stephanie Torres. 

On top of her schoolwork, the 20-year-old works as a checker at Unalaska's Safeway. Today, there are lots of customers. Customers stretching halfway across the store. And they’re all waiting for her.

"Did I get set up?" She asked.

For almost 30 minutes, people have filed through Stephanie’s line and after buying an item; they give her an envelope and maybe a hug. All part of a “Flash Cash Mob” to recognize Stephanie.

Newscast: 05/23/2016

9 hours ago

KUCB looks at telephonic participation in city council meetings; the Aleutian Islands Working Group is a network of scientists whose multidisciplinary work is focused on the archipelago; a flash cash mob encourages a recent grad at her job.

For years, Debbie Corbett was regional archeologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She retired in 2013 and began freelancing. She also started working on organizing a forum for scientists doing research in any field - as long as it was centered on the Aleutian Islands.

Corbett says the idea hatched at a National Science Foundation-funded workshop on North Pacific archeology a few years back.

The fishing season continues to be in a lull. Frank recaps this week's numbers.

Newscast: 05/20/2016

May 20, 2016

City officials approve relocation of residential trailers at the airport and a triplex on Chernofski Drive; Alaskan airplane pilots are being asked to participate in national survey on the PIREP system; a new business plan could be coming soon to Alaska's ferry system; blasting resumes at the UniSea quarry; a community meet and greet happens Friday evening for the second of two MOTA ED candidates; high school graduation starts at 7 p.m. Saturday night. 

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