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Annie Ropeik/KUCB

When school lets out next month, Unalaska students will say goodbye to a handful of longtime teachers and administrators.

Superintendent John Conwell announced Thursday that Eric and Mandy Andersen are the latest staff members to resign from the Unalaska City School District.

He thanked the Andersens for their work at Eagle’s View Elementary Achigaalux, where Eric serves as the principal and Mandy serves as a first grade teacher.

Greta Mart / KUCB

While state education funding remains in legislative limbo, the Unalaska City School District has approved a $7.1 million budget that officials hope will cover next year’s deficit.

The board of education passed the FY18 financial plan unanimously on Thursday.

It allows the district to dip into its savings for $269,000, anticipating the state and the City of Unalaska will split the rest of the bill.

Raider Reflections: Should We Allow It?

Mar 13, 2017

In Alaska, one of our main incomes is from fishing. Bristol Bay is the largest spawning sight in Alaska for wild sockeye salmon. Many commercial fishermen, seafood processors, locals, etc. harvest the sockeye salmon runs each year.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helps make rules and restrictions to protect important sights like Bristol Bay from further development that may hurt the environment.Over a decade ago, Pebble Mine, a mineral exploration project, wanted to look for ore in Bristol Bay near Lake Iliamna and Lake Clark.

Raider Reflections: America’s Roots

Mar 8, 2017

On February 16th, 2017,America saw what it would be like without immigrants. This day was known as “A Day Without Immigrants,” where many immigrants skipped work, didn’t shop at malls, didn’t eat out at restaurants, didn’t buy gas, and didn’t even send their kids to school. As a result, many schools were missing half of their student body, restaurants and fast food places had to close down since no workers showed up, and many malls and stores lacked the usual amount of customers.

Raider Reflections: Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place

Mar 8, 2017

In 2006, Northern Dynasty Minerals introduced the Pebble Mine proposal to a multitude of communities in Bristol Bay, Alaska to construct one of the world’s largest open-pit mines in the middle of the region. They sought to mine a large amount of copper, gold, and molybdenum.   

A majority of Alaskans came to oppose the Pebble Mine (though it was not easy) because it would affect the fisheries and the clean water supply located in Bristol Bay. But it also would create high-paying jobs and local citizens would have more disposable income.

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