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Newscast: 11/29/18

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Legislation to split Unalaska's Department of Public Safety is moving forward, despite the fact that city officials remain deeply divided over the issue; the latest National Climate Assessment includes dire warnings for Alaska; and Congress has passed a bill to improve how the country prepares for earthquakes.

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Legislation to split Unalaska's Department of Public Safety is moving forward, despite the fact that city officials remain deeply divided over the issue.

This week, City Manager Thomas E. Thomas presented the City Council with an ordinance that would separate Public Safety into two standalone departments: one for fire and emergency medical services, and another for police, corrections, and dispatch.

Newscast: 11/28/18

Nov 28, 2018

Mother Nature didn't deliver on Tuesday night's forecast of heavy snowfall in Unalaska; the City Council has approved an inmate work program at the UniSea fish plant; and Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy's cabinet is taking shape.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Thanks to a policy reversal, prison inmates will be allowed to work at UniSea's fish processing plant as early as January.

On Tuesday, the City Council approved Unalaska's participation in a state-run program that employs select prisoners in the seafood industry while they finish their sentences.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Mother Nature didn't deliver on Tuesday night's forecast of four to eight inches of snow.

The National Weather Service canceled Unalaska's winter weather advsory after midnight, although the island did receive strong winds and some in-town snow accumulation.

Forecasters say snow is likely again on Wednesday. But as of noon, they had reduced their prediction of possible accumulation from three inches to less than a half inch.

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