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The KUCB Newsroom provides newscasts every weekday at noon and 5 PM on KUCB Radio.  The week's news is also compiled for Flash! News on Channel 8 Television.  You can find many of our local news stories here.

Zoë Sobel/KUCB

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.

NOAA FishWatch

Saturday at noon is the start of A-season for Pollock. Krista Milani of the National Marine Fisheries Services says the total allowable catch (TAC) this year is about 1 percent bigger than last year.

“Last year [the TAC] was 1.345 million metric tons and this year its going to be 1.364 million metric tons," Milandi said. "It is a slight increase from last year.”

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The Unalaska boys’ basketball team (6-0) has extended their undefeated streak to six games. This weekend they downed the visiting Petersburg Vikings twice.

On Friday night, the team scored 64 points to Petersburg’s 38 – including double digit contributions by senior John Voung. Saturday’s game was a lower scoring affair with the Raiders winning decisively 48-27.

On the girls’ side, the Raiders split the weekend with the Vikings. On Friday night, Unalaska narrowly pulled off the win 26-24.

Courtesy UCSD

The Unalaska basketball teams play their first home games of the 2017-2018 season this week.

Kent Russell has been coaching the boys' team for 6 years. KUCB sat down with him to discuss last season and what to expect from the program this year.

You can catch the boys' first home game Friday at 6:30 p.m. against defending 2A state champions Petersburg.

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