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.
Descendants of WWII evacuees are keeping the history of the Unangan internment alive; the principal of Unalaska’s elementary school is leaving after almost two decades; and the registration deadline for Camp Qungaayux is fast approaching.
The City of Unalaska has adopted a $29 million budget; new research could help wildlife managers protect declining Steller sea lion populations; and a group of Unangax returned to the site of their internment, some 75 years after WWII.
The U.S. Navy will scan Unalaska waters next month for munitions left over from WWII; Alaska lawmakers are trying to reduce the number of deaths from opioid overdoses; President Trump is proposing to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
Unalaska is about to adopt a new city budget; the Pebble Partnership has formed a new advisory committee ahead of its controversial mine; and a new resolution from the state House is focused on vessel traffic in the Bering Sea.