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 Northern Victor is finishing its first season processing pollock at the Unalaska spit; the state ferry system is considering alternative fuel options; and Alaska prisons are looking to Norway for examples of reform.
The City of Unalaska has proposed a $29.6 million budget; scientists have detected a small explosion at Cleveland Volcano; and state lawmakers are considering a bill to soften the financial blow of home oil spills.
The Unalaska City Council meets tonight; the Alaska House passed the state budget by a bare majority; and lawmakers are still considering a bill meant to discourage boat owners from abandoning derelict vessels.
Unalaskans are seizing chances to put more local fish on the dinner table; a fisherman has been charged in the knife attack on the F/V Aleutian Sable; and the Alaska House has reversed its support for a $2,700 Permanent Fund dividend.