Annie Ropeik

Annie Ropeik

Public radio journalist

I report and produce stories on economics and business for NPR member stations and national shows.

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Alaska Public Media

AK: Shipwreck

The grounded crab boat Arctic Hunter has been stuck on the rocks outside Unalaska for more than two months now.

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Alaska Public Media

Southwest's Healthy Sea Stars Could Shed Light on Wasting Disease

A mysterious virus that’s been wiping out sea stars on the West Coast since 2013 has spread all the way to Southeast Alaska — but it hasn’t made it to Southwest. That’s what a group of researchers found last month in Unalaska and Kodiak.

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Alaska Public Media

Facing Budget Cuts, Aleutians East to Close Cold Bay School

The Aleutians East Borough is closing its second school in three years. The school board voted this week to shut down the Cold Bay School, with state budget cuts looming and enrollment on the decline. Locals are worried the closure could put the tiny community in jeopardy.

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Alaska Public Media

AK: Starring

Last week’s Russian Christmas in Unalaska looked a little different than elsewhere in the state. Over the years, the town has evolved from a Native village into an industrial hub. Now, it has miles of roads and thousands of residents from countless different faiths.

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Alaska Public Media

To Plan Port's Future, City Looks to Current Users

Unalaska is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to upgrade the aging Port of Dutch Harbor. The hope is to serve bigger ships and more of them — but the companies that use the dock right now aren’t so sure that big changes are needed.

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Alaska Public Media

AK: Magic

For more than 20 years, people all over the world have been playing the strategic fantasy card game Magic: the Gathering. But the game has only recently found its way to Unalaska, where the island’s teenage boys have been going through a serious Magic phase for the past few months.

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Alaska Public Media

'Big Blue' Fire Truck Departs Unalaska For St. George

A big blue fire truck is on its way from Unalaska to the Pribilof island of St. George. The truck has been ready to go for almost a year, but until now, the two communities had no way to move it.