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Zoe Sobel

Reporter/Host

As a high schooler in Portland, ME, Zoë got her first taste of public radio at NPR's easternmost station. From there, she's slowly moved west -- onto Boston where she studied at Wellesley College and worked at WBUR and WZLY. She's happy to be living close to the ocean again.

Ways to Connect

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

A GCI’s vice president came to Tuesday night’s city council meeting to drum up support for their potential plan to bring fiber to Unalaska.

“I’m not here to talk about satellite today," said GCI's Dan Boyette. "I’m here to talk about satellite replacement today.”

Boyette said the company wants to bring faster service to Unalaska and a subsea fiber-optic cable may be the solution.

GCI is currently in the process of doing a marine survey. Boyette says they have already put in $2 million, but the entire project would end up costing $40 million.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

This week jurors in Unalaska are hearing the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 51-year-old woman.

Jorge E. Rivera is charged with two counts attempted sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault, assault, and criminal trespass.

The State of Alaska alleges that in March 2016, Rivera entered the bedroom of a woman and proceeded to touch her without consent and against her requests that he stop.

When officers interviewed Rivera, he said he did not remember entering the woman’s room and said, “if they said I did it, I must have.”

Berett Wilber/KUCB

 

Updated post: 9/14 at 2:45 p.m.

The F/V Akutan no longer has a crew and the ship's 130,000 pounds of salmon has been offloaded.

The processor has been anchored in Unalaska’s Captains Bay since late August and there’s no indication the boat will be leaving soon.

 

“The reality of it is, there's just a huge legal ball that needs to be worked through before any real decision can be made,” said Unalaska Ports Director Peggy McLaughlin.

 

Newscast: 09/14/17

Sep 14, 2017

The crew of the F/V Akutan has abandoned the processor; a sexual assault trial gets underway in Unalaska' and hundreds of seabirds are washing up dead from the Pribilof Islands to as far north as Deering.

Newscast: 09/13/17

Sep 13, 2017

What a cancelled cruise ship means for Unalaska's small businesses; GCI looks for community interest in fiber; and Alaskan teens push for statewide climate change policy.

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