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.
The City of Unalaska has adopted a $29 million budget; new research could help wildlife managers protect declining Steller sea lion populations; and a group of Unangax returned to the site of their internment, some 75 years after WWII.
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.
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.
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.