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The Unalaska City Council still hasn't decided whether to increase utility rates. That's despite several meetings and many hours of discussion and presentations on the challenges of rising costs and the question over who should pay.

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The Unalaska City Council voted Tuesday to extend the island's "hunker down" order until mid-January, and also made three changes tightening local health mandates. 

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The Unalaska City Council voted unanimously to extend the city's declaration of a local emergency during its meeting last Tuesday. The declaration will expire at the end of June next year. 

"With the start of 'A' season, with flu season underway, with hospital beds and use on the rise, with cases on the rise — I think there are plenty of rational reasons why we would want to go to that June 30 deadline," said City Manager Erin Reinders. "It'll [help] keep it on everyone's radar that this is for the long haul and we all need to remain diligent in our efforts."

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Tuesday, Oct. 6 is Election Day.

The polls will be open at Unalaska City Hall from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The ballot features two contested races: one for City Council seat B, between incumbent Thomas Bell and Brenda Baker, and another for school board seat B, between Patrick Shipp and Jolene Longo. 

While his name will appear on the ballot, Shipp said he is unable to participate in the race for the district's board of education due to family medical issues, and asked that Unalaskans not vote for him.  

KUCB Staff

A challenger has emerged in the race for City Council seat E. 

Anthony Longo is running a write-in campaign against incumbent Dennis Robinson. Longo filed financial disclosure paperwork with City Hall on Monday, and has posted campaign signs around town.