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For the second year in a row, people gathered in solidarity at womens' marches around the globe, with some protesting President Donald Trump, others making a stand for equal rights, and many doing a bit of both. In Unalaska, the Women's March drew 55 people of all ages and all backgrounds.

“I’m proud to sing a song that some students created: 'We’ve been oppressed. Our issues unaddressed. We’re women, women, women!'" chanted Shawna Rudio. “I've got to give a shout out to the students on this one. They’re leading the way and the rest of us will follow.”

Courtesy Roger Blakeley

The National Weather Service canceled a tsunami warning for the Gulf of Alaska this morning, after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kodiak around 12:30 a.m.

In Unalaska, tsunami sirens started blaring at 1:50 a.m. – and residents were encouraged to move at least 50 feet above sea level.

Around 200 people sheltered at city hall and the clinic including Iata Akopo. He’s new to Unalaska, but in 2009 he experienced a major tsunami at home in Samoa.

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Police are investigating after a dead body was found Thursday in the water in the Carl E. Moses boat harbor. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified the deceased as Alexander Johannesen. The 30-year-old had not been seen since Wednesday evening.

There currently are some vessel traffic restrictions at the harbor so divers can canvas the area, but DPS expects to complete canvassing today.

DPS treats all unattended deaths as suspicious and is sending Johannesen’s remains for an autopsy.

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With strong winds, rain, and snow on the horizon for the foreseeable future, the City of Unalaska is piloting a public bus route. This follows a fall trial that the Planning Department ran in August.

KUCB sat down with Planning Director Bil Homka to discuss the project and what they learned from the first run.

The city bus runs from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Jan. 13 through the 19.

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Unalaska’s City Council has selected four finalists for the City Manager position.

The candidates are Warren P. Brown who is Director of Human Resources, Loss Prevention, and Revenue Enhancement for Huron County in Norwalk, Ohio; Jeffrey G. Causey, Director of Finance and Operations for Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in Carrboro, North Carolina; Thomas E. Thomas former City Manager for the City of Rock Island, Illinois; and Erin W. Reinders Assistant City Manager for the City of Unalaska, Alaska.

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