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For over a month now, Unalaska's bars and restaurants have been closed to dine-in services. A statewide mandate beginning Wednesday, March 18 closed restaurants to the public, except for takeout and delivery services, and since then the service industry has been scrambling to understand and adapt to a completely new and turbulent business model.

 

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A U.S. Navy warship called on Unalaska last week, marking the branch's first visit since the closure of Adak's base in the 1990s.

While city and tribal officials took the opportunity to push for a larger military presence on the island, other community members were wary of the crowds and chaos that came with 1,000 extra people in a community of about 4,500.