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Newscast: 10/11/16

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Unalaska voters have overturned the city's ban on commercial marijuana; top scientists gathered at the White House last month for the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial; and the forecast is out for next spring's Togiak herring fishery.  

Newscast: 10/10/16

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Unalaska's municipal races for mayor and City Council Seat C are headed to runoffs; Alaska lawmakers must decide whether to cut or tax in the midst of a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall; and the state is facing another credit downgrade as it tries to pay for public worker pensions.


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."


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.