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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.

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The Unalaska Raiders are back in action Friday as they begin their bids for state.

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are entering the Southwest Conference 2A Regional Tournament as top seeds, with byes in the first round.

"We’re fairly deep," said Boys' Coach Kent Russell. "The team has pretty lofty goals."

The boys' squad went 14-1 in the regular season. But after falling to fifth place at state last year, Russell said they're looking for redemption.

Newscast: 03/08/18

Mar 8, 2018

GCI has postponed the launch of Unalaska’s 4G LTE service indefinitely; the Raiders are off to the regional basketball tournament; and Trident Seafoods is paying $300,000 for violating the Clean Water Act in Sand Point and Wrangell.

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After missing its third deadline in as many weeks, GCI has postponed the launch of Unalaska’s 4G LTE service indefinitely.

Vice President Dan Boyette said GCI technicians are still completing the “final tasks” required to turn up the new network, which was scheduled to go live Monday.

"I’ve given you specific dates before, but we’ve always missed them," said Boyette in an email to KUCB. "I’m not going to insult you with a date again."

Newscast: 03/07/18

Mar 7, 2018

Unalaska’s mayor has survived a recall election; scientists have confirmed indigenous knowledge that wind influences the movement of northern fur seal pups; and Iditarod mushers are a third of the way through the 1,000-mile race to Nome.

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Unalaska’s mayor has survived a recall effort that accused him of misconduct and poor leadership.

According to initial election results, 62 percent of voters supported Mayor Frank Kelty, who was waiting at City Hall when the polls closed Tuesday night.

"I was concerned that it would be pretty tight and maybe come down to the absentees," said Kelty. "But it didn’t, and I want to thank the community for their support."