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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.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Less than a week after Unalaska’s city council voted to approve a deal that would end the city manager’s employment, the mayor has signed off.

Now, the decision to stay in or leave Unalaska is in the hands of Dave Martinson.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon Martinson said, "he and his wife are now discussing options and will make a decision soon."

Zoe Sobel/KUCB

Simmering tensions exploded at Wednesday's meeting of the Unalaska City Council. The special session ended with multiple calls for the mayor to resign, while the city manager announced he’s ready to leave a job that’s taken “years off [his] life.”

At City Hall, it’s standing room only as City Manager Dave Martinson makes his first appearance since the council started reviewing his contract behind closed doors three weeks ago.

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sick mariner Tuesday from a fishing vessel northwest of Unalaska.

Officials say the F/V Seattle Enterprise was fishing 140 miles away from the island when a 26-year-old woman aboard suffered from chest pressure.

The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sent a helicopter crew to hoist the woman from the vessel and transport her to Unalaska for emergency medical care.  

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

For the last century, reindeer have roamed St. Paul Island without much oversight.

But now, the tribal government is stepping up its management style to boost subsistence options and the local economy.

Fleshy red reindeer quarters are spread across the tables of St. Paul’s tavern. Surrounding them are eager preteens, wielding knives and wearing plastic gloves.

“I don’t think we can cut through this bone," says one student. "It’s like that thick.”

“No! You don’t want to cut through the bone," a teacher responds. 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaska’s city manager may be on his way out.

After several closed-door discussions, the City Council has called a special meeting Wednesday to offer Dave Martinson a deal that would end his employment with the city.

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