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Courtesy of Bering Sea Women's Conference

This Saturday, Unalaska is hosting the inaugural Bering Sea Women’s Conference.

Organizer Beatriz Dietrick said the event has evolved from a clinic-sponsored health session into an independent storytelling conference.

KUCB’s Laura Kraegel sat down with Dietrick to learn more.

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The City Council has taken the first step toward granting an emergency funding request from Unalaska’s clinic.

On Tuesday, councilors reviewed a proposal to allocate $500,000 for Iliuliuk Family and Health Services (IFHS).

Interim City Manager Nancy Peterson said the ordinance would establish a reserve from the city’s general fund.

The island's health care provider would be required to prove its financial need every time it taps into that reserve.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Despite months of debate, the fate of Unalaska’s fire division is far from decided.

The Unalaska City Council showed no consensus Tuesday, when city officials proposed restructuring the Department of Public Safety to put fire on equal footing with police.  

Right now, the fire chief reports to Mike Holman, police chief and director of public safety, rather than having a direct line to the city manager. He also needs Holman’s approval on his budget.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Members of the Unalaska City Council are under investigation.

On Tuesday, Police Chief Mike Holman confirmed to KUCB that the Unalaska Department of Public Safety is investigating current and potentially former city councilors. 

Annie Feidt/Alaska Public Media

The city of King Cove is working closely with the Trump administration to find a way to build a road to Cold Bay through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

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