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On Tuesday, Unalaskans will vote on a proposal to raise the local sales tax on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana from three to six percent.

KUCB’s Laura Kraegel sat down with City Manager Dave Martinson to learn more about Proposition No. 1, sponsored by the City Council.


KUCB: What is this proposal exactly? What is it asking the voters to decide?

Alaska State Troopers

An airport drug bust has stopped an influx of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine from reaching the small community of Sand Point.  

Alaska State Troopers arrested Daniele Glodowski, 37, of Anchorage last week, following a joint narcotics investigation with the Sand Point Police Department.

Police Chief Hal Henning said Glodowski was taken into custody at the Anchorage airport before she could leave on a flight to Sand Point.

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The Unalaska City Council has selected a temporary replacement for Dave Martinson, who’s stepping down as city manager on Friday.  

On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a job offer for Nancy Peterson of Ione, Washington.

If she accepts, she’ll serve as interim city manager until mid-January or until the city picks a permanent hire.

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There’s no easy way to get rid of old fishing nets in Unalaska. America’s top fishing port is remote and nets can weigh thousands of pounds.

Now, for the first time, about 80 retired nets are on their way to a recycling program halfway around the world.

It all starts outside Unalaska’s Grand Aleutian hotel. The view is almost always the same — men moving piles of fishing nets. This day is no exception.

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An Unalaska jury has acquitted a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman last year aboard a floating processor docked at the island.

On Friday, jurors returned six “not guilty” verdicts, clearing 33-year-old Jorge E. Rivera of all charges related to sexual assault, assault, and burglary.