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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.

Courtesy Karie Wilson

As the Unalaska Raiders seek their second state basketball championship in three years, they have the best 2A player on their side. Trevor Wilson was named first-team all-state and 2A Player of the Year by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches.

The junior is honored, but doesn’t take full credit for the accolade.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Next year, the Unalaska City School District (UCSD) will draw on one third of its savings to fund a $7.7 million budget.

The board of education approved the 2019 financial plan last week, voting unanimously to tap reserve funds and ride out another shortfall.

“We’re going to end up taking $210,000 out of the fund balance, which is going to bring us down to about $400,000 left,” said board member Frank Kelty. “We don’t have a lot of money to play with.”

Berett Wilber/KUCB

What are Unalaska’s rules for posting campaign related signs around town? That was City Councilor Shari Coleman’s question and it sparked a heated discussion at last night’s council meeting.

“Should we allow signs on campaign signs to be displayed on city property?" Coleman wondered. "If so, let’s have something in writing as to how they should be placed.”



Seven years ago this week, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake stuck off the coast of Japan, triggering a tsunami with waves up to 30 feet high. The event ravaged communities, and its after effects have been felt across the Pacific.

Courtesy of Jim Wilson

The Unalaska Raiders qualified for the state basketball tournament on Friday, after winning the regional championships.

The boys' team crushed Dillingham 68-32 to earn the top seed at state. They’ll face Hooper Bay in the first round.