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Newscast: 01/18/17

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The Alaska State Legislature has been sworn into office with a new House majority; Donald Trump’s pick for the Interior Department weighed in on Alaska land use at his confirmation hearing; and the Raiders boys’ basketball team swept the Nome Nanooks at this week’s competition.

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For thousands of years, fishing has been central to the culture and survival of the people of Unalaska Island.

The Museum of the Aleutians (MOTA) celebrated that tradition on Friday, by unveiling a new exhibit on the prehistoric technology that made the Unangax such successful fishermen.

The temporary exhibit has hundreds of fishing tools on display. Many of them are at least 3,000 years old, but MOTA Director Dr. Virginia Hatfield said most should be familiar to contemporary fishermen.

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The city of Adak has downgraded a public notice calling for residents to boil their drinking water, after fixing a broken switch that compromised the water supply for nearly a month.

The community has been advised to boil water since 2007, because Adak’s aging treatment system relies on chlorine gas to disinfect water, rather than filtration.

Newscast: 01/17/17

Jan 17, 2017

The Museum of the Aleutians has unveiled a new exhibit on the prehistoric fishing tools used by the Unangax; Adak has downgraded a public notice calling for residents to boil their drinking water; and scientists say warming ocean temperatures could slow the growth of some Alaska coral.

Newscast: 01/16/17

Jan 16, 2017

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has ruled there won’t be a commercial tanner crab fishery in the Bering Sea this season; researchers are trying to quantify the impact of climate change on subsistence hunting and fishing; and Unalaska’s basketball teams are taking on the Nome Nanooks.

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