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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.

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As Election Day approaches, we’re checking in with voters around the state, asking what issues matter to them most — and who they’re supporting for president.

Yesterday we heard from Julie Tisdale, a Trump supporter in Anchorage.

 

Tonight we hear from Bill Briggs of St. Paul. Briggs is 60. He’s lived in St. Paul for 10 years, and manages the island’s seafood processing plant. And he is definitely not on the Trump train.

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The Bering Sea snow crab season opens this weekend. But thanks to drastic quota drop, fishermen will be limited to less than half of last year's harvest.

It's been bad news across the board for commercial crabbers in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.

In addition to the snow crab cut, managers have canceled the region's tanner fishery and continued closures in the Pribilof and Saint Matthew Islands. 

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The Unalaska City Council has certified last week's municipal election and confirmed all of the preliminary results.

City Clerk Cat Hazen took councilors through the election data at meeting Tuesday night. She said there was 35 percent voter turnout on Oct. 4.

"That's an excellent turnout for us," said Hazen. "Usually, our turnout is more like in the high teens or lower twenties."

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Unalaska voters have overturned the city's ban on commercial marijuana, but it'll likely be a long time before anyone on the island can sell pot legally.

After the City Council banned pot businesses in February, voters answered back last week by passing a referen​dum that repeals the ban. 

The measure was approved with 54 percent of the vote.

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In Unalaska, the highly contested races for mayor and City Council Seat C are headed to runoff elections. 

City officials made the announcement on Friday after canvassing 82 outstanding ballots.

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