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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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Newscast: 05/10/17

May 10, 2017

The City of Unalaska is closing in on a $29 million budget; Alaska’s congressional delegation weighs in President Trump’s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey; and the Alaska Federation of Natives is keeping a close eye on the new administration.  

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The City of Unalaska is closing in on a $29 million budget for fiscal year 2018.

On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to send the financial plan to its second and final reading later this month.

The FY18 budget proposal would allow the city to spend about $500,000 more than it did this year.

Newscast: 05/09/17

May 9, 2017

An aftershock earthquake has struck 60 miles south of Adak; decades of trawl surveys are helping Bering Sea climate research; and state lawmakers have proposed constitutional protections for the PFD.

Newscast: 05/08/17

May 8, 2017

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck the Aleutian Islands; the Tustumena ferry has been delayed more than a month for repairs; and U.S. fighter jets have intercepted Russian military aircraft off western Alaska for the fifth time in less than a month.

U.S. Geological Survey / Alaska Earthquake Center

A series of earthquakes shook the Aleutian Islands Monday morning, including a strong 6.4-magnitude quake near Adak.

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the big event struck at 9 a.m. about 80 miles west of the community, where about 350 people live.

“I would suspect that it was close enough to Adak that they should have felt it, but it’s probably not big enough to cause damage,” said seismologist Natalia Ruppert.