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.
Repairs have delayed the Tustumena ferry until August; the U.S. Navy is searching Unalaska waters for WWII-era explosives; and Governor Walker is encouraging lawmakers to compromise on the budget before their stalemate results in a government shutdown.
Survivors of the Unangan internment shared their stories this weekend; President Trump has announced he’s pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement; and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has committed to staying in the Arctic Council.
Teacher Mandy Andersen is leaving Unalaska’s elementary school after eight years; two fishermen have pleaded guilty after violating commercial fishing rules in the Aleutians; and today is the registration deadline for Camp Qungaayux.
This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Unalaska in WWII and the subsequent internment of the Unangan people; longtime teacher Jeff Dickrell is retiring from the Unalaska City School District; and more.