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Candidate Watkins: Alaska Must Look to Post-Oil Economy

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Brent Watkins is the Democratic candidate for State House Seat 32 in the Alaska Legislature, and is seeking to unseat one-term incumbent Republican Representative Louise Stutes in November. Watkins said the failure of the state leadership is one of not planning beyond being an oil state, something he’d like to change. “We need to look differently at a post oil ... Read More »

Gov. Walker Hits Pause on Commercial Fisheries Commission Move

Andrew Kitchenman/Alaska Public Media & KTOO The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission will keep most of its functions for now, after commission supporters fought to protect it from losing certain functions to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Gov. Bill Walker put a hold on an administrative order he issued in February, saying he needed more stakeholder feedback. The commission ... Read More »

Assembly Continues Struggle Over Nonprofit Funding

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly continues the struggle to allocate funds to nonprofits during a difficult fiscal time. At its work session last night it went over staff’s projected funding for the community groups. In June, the assembly asked staff to look back over the budget and see if it could scrape up extra sources for funds. Borough ... Read More »

Coast Guard Wraps Up Training in Arctic Alaska

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force deliver medical supplies to a temporary medical treatment facility set up as part of Arctic Chinook in Kotzebue, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2016. Arctic Chinook is a joint U. S. Coast Guard and U. S. Northern Command-sponsored exercise that consists of a live field training exercise in a Unified Command structure. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning U.S. Coast Guard District 17 PADET Anchorage

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force deliver medical supplies to a temporary medical treatment facility set up as part of Arctic Chinook in Kotzebue, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2016. Arctic Chinook is a joint U. S. Coast Guard and U. S. Northern Command-sponsored exercise that consists of a live field training exercise in a Unified Command structure. Photo by Petty ... Read More »

Election Profile: Duncan Fields

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Duncan Fields. Via duncanfields.net Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s Duncan Fields is seeking election for the Alaska House of Representatives for District 32. Though running as an independent, Fields was, until recently, the chairman of the District 32 Republican Party. He renounced that position when he filed for office. Fields has also been active in the community as president of the Kodiak ... Read More »

Researchers Combine Science and Traditional Food Preparation

Bacteria that causes botulism. Courtesy of public-domain-image.org

Bacteria that causes botulism. Courtesy of public-domain-image.org Kayla Desroches/KMXT Food scientists with the help of a botulism expert are trying to combine science and traditional Alaska Native methods to make one prohibited food safe to eat. Regulated programs under the State of Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program are not allowed to accept or distribute seal oil due to the ... Read More »

Garrison Keillor Visits Kodiak on Summer Alaska Cruise

Retired A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor signs autographs for fans while visiting Kodiak on August 24, 2016.

Retired A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, right, signs autographs for fans while visiting Kodiak on August 24, 2016. Many public radio programs host gatherings, often times cruises, for their die-hard fans. It’s a way to get to know the host and cast better and see a little bit of the world. This summer, the cast and crew of ... Read More »

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