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Facing dismal finances, Unalaska’s clinic is asking the city for $700,000 in emergency funding.

James Kaech -- executive director of Iliuliuk Family and Health Services -- made the request at last week’s meeting of the Unalaska City Council.

“We’re nonprofit," Kaech told the council. "We don’t want to make any money, but we need enough to keep the clinic going.”

He said the clinic has suffered annual budget shortfalls for most of the last decade.

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Unalaska’s clinic is investigating a security breach of its computer system.

The ransomware attack happened in August, according to James Kaech, executive director of Iliuliuk Family and Health Services.

He said the clinic’s access to its computer system was temporarily blocked, but it seems no information was stolen.

“Currently, it doesn’t look like there was any HIPAA breach," said Kaech. "It was just a system breach.”

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A 32-year old was found lying facedown on the side of the road in Unalaska Sunday morning.

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety says they responded to a report of an unconscious man in the road across from the NAPA auto parts store.

Mitchell B. Bovard of Albany, Oregon was taken to the Iliuliuk Family and Health Services clinic where he was pronounced dead.

Police Chief Mike Holman says Bovard’s death is still under investigation.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A GCI Outage last week left Unalaskans unable to call the Department of Public Safety.

DPS sent out a text alert on October 6 warning community members that they should try using landline phones if they were unable to connect with a cell phone.

GCI detected a potential issue on Oct. 5 and enlisted on the ground technicians to investigate. GCI vice president Dan Boyette says any outage is unacceptable.

Carrie Goertz, Alaska SeaLife Center

Unalaska’s Sea Grant officers have rescued a northern fur seal pup found stranded on Front Beach. The pup has been sent to Seward’s Alaska Sealife Center for care because he was found far from his rookery and had little chance of survival on his own. He’s not the first pup Unalaska has rescued this year.

In March, the Sealife Center took in a yearling ringed seal from Unalaska. Normally found on the ice, she was out of her range and having trouble regulating her body temperature.

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