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Zoe Sobel


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.

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State Axes AMP Testing

Apr 4, 2016
Greta Mart

Alaska's Dept. of Education has permanently canceled an unpopular and problematic standardized test, just one year after public school districts across the state implemented the computer-based aptitude test. 

The second Alaska Measure of Progress - or AMP - was supposed to be administered to students in grades 3rd through 10th during a five-week window this spring. Unalaska students were scheduled to take the AMP test this week.

Newscast: 03/31/2016

Mar 31, 2016

Today's the last day to apply for the personal fund dividend; more on a lawsuit challenging the FDA's approval of genetically modified salmon; an update on Pavlof volcano; two Unalaskans -- Tom Enlow and Cade Terada -- are in Juneau for meetings; and the final chapter of The Case of The Vanishing Seals: a real-life mystery from the Pribilof islands by John Ryan. 

Ben Felten

Most of this week's city council meeting was spent in work session discussing proposals for city improvements. Instead of the regularly scheduled meeting, the council spent two-and-a-half hours in a work session of 23 plans for capital and major maintenance.

City manager David Martinson stressed that if state funding decreases, Unalaska may have to foot more of its bills.

"We have begun a slippery slope on this issue where they will continue to grab more and more from the municipalities."

Mayor Shirley Marquardt says she’s concerned about money, too.

Chrissy Roes/KUCB

Tuesday the Unalaska City Council heard requests for funding and proposals for the municipal budget. Many community leaders expressed concern state-funding cuts could impact their proposed budgets.

“We might take a little bit of a cut, but we’re one of the smaller programs in the state. So, we’ll roll with it. Whatever happens, we’ll make it work," said USAFV director M. Lynn Crane.

Genee Shaishnikoff

In this weekend's boys' basketball games, the Unalaska Raiders swept the Dillingham Wolverines.

On Friday evening, all graduating athletes were honored before the game. Unalaska's seniors set the tone, leading the team to a 59-23 victory. Ross Enlow paced Unalaska with 13 points. Also in double figures were Bryan Earnshaw, Ben Enlow and Tanner Leggett.

A balanced scoring effort led Unalaska to a 31-point victory on Saturday with seven members of the team chipping in. Trevor Wilson lead the way with 12 points. Dillingham was unable to keep up, falling to the Raiders 54-13.