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Laura Kraegel


Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

Ways to Connect

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Once again, Unalaska's public schools and nonprofits will receive the city's full financial support — even as officials worry about leaner times to come.

On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to grant the Unalaska City School District's $4.1 million funding request for fiscal year 2019.

They did the same for 10 nonprofits, which had collectively asked for almost $1.3 million.

Newscast: 04/25/18

9 hours ago

State Troopers have sent an Unalaska investigation to the Office of Special Prosecutions; a $9 million oil spill clean-up is winding down near Kodiak; and two-time Yukon Quest champion Hugh Neff has been banned from the 2019 race for poor dog care.

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State troopers have wrapped up a months-long investigation concerning at least one of Unalaska’s elected officials.

The case is now under review by the Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions, which will decide whether to pursue criminal charges.

But Unalaskans still know very little about what’s under scrutiny.

Troopers closed the investigation and compiled their findings late last week. Now, the Office of Special Prosecutions (OSP) will decide what happens next.

Newscast: 04/24/18

Apr 24, 2018

The city is deciding how to fund Unalaska’s schools and nonprofits in 2019; southwest Alaskans are weighing in on the proposed Pebble Mine; and a well-funded challenger is trying to unseat Congressman Don Young.

Newscast: 04/26/18

Apr 23, 2018

A food scientist is on a mission to improve how surimi is made; the state’s largest airport is also the world’s 5th busiest hub for air cargo; and a reporter born and raised in Alaska has won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the drug war in the Philippines.