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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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As part of her reelection campaign, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski visited Unalaska this week for the first time in five years.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with the Republican senator about why she deserves another term in Washington D.C., how she plans to vote in the presidential election, and more. 

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After canvassing absentee and questioned ballots, city officials have announced that runoff elections will decide the races for mayor and City Council seat C.

The City Council will certify election results on Tuesday, and runoffs will be held Nov. 1. Check out the results below and tune in to KUCB Radio on Monday for the full story.


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After half of Unalaska's municipal races were too c​lose to call on Election Day, the results for mayor, commercial marijuana, and more will come down to 82 absentee and questioned ballots.

City officials will canvas the outstanding ballots on Friday, and City Clerk Cat Hazen says the votes could have a big impact once they're all counted.