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Borough Assembly and City Council Still at Odds Over Building Code

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT After two hours of impassioned discussion, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly decided to postpone a decision that would have put it back in line with the Kodiak City Council. Last summer the assembly frustrated the council when it reverted to the 1997 uniform building code in order to relax code requirements for homeowner builders in the borough. The ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 18

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Beyond the Cover Feature: Ann Leckie, author of the award-winning science-fiction Imperial Radch Trilogy. The first book in her series, Ancillary Justice won the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and other best novel awards.  The following year, the second book in the series, Ancillary Sword won the Locus award. The third book in the trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, was released in ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report January 19, 2017

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On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, climate change could slow the growth of Alaska coral, but at least Alaskan seafood is free of Fukushima-related radiation. As far as authorities know. Also, there won’t be a commercial tanner crab fishery in the Bering Sea this season, but there will be more opportunities for subsistence fishermen to fish for King salmon along ... Read More »

Assembly May be Close to Reverting Back to 2012 Code

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A borough assembly regular meeting tonight will bring a recurring building code issue to the floor. The assembly is investigating a conditional move back to the 2012 International Residential Code with exceptions for certain residences in the borough. It frustrated the city council last summer when it decided to revert back to the 1997 Uniform Building Code without ... Read More »

Kodiak to Hold Women’s March

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A D.C.-based march for women’s rights has gone global and inspired people around the world to organize similar events, one of which will take place in Kodiak. The Women’s March comes during a time of transition for the United States government and will take place the day after inauguration. It’s a positive step forward and also a unifying ... Read More »

City Addresses Constitutional Concerns in Management of Transient Population Downtown

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The city has run into a roadblock in managing the transient population downtown, especially in the mall area, where business owners have complained of aggressive behavior or harassment. The city council passed an ordinance last year aimed at regulating that behavior. It implemented fines and other consequences for activities like loitering, obstruction of pedestrians or cars, and panhandling. ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Women’s March

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Kodiak will be on one of the locations in Alaska to hold a women’s march the day after inauguration. It’ll be one of the “sister marches” of the D.C. based Women’s March on Washington. On this week’s Talk of the Rock, local organizers join to talk about the non-partisan, all-inclusive event, and how they hope it will set a positive ... Read More »

Board of Fisheries Holds Meeting in Kodiak

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting in Kodiak last week. The board puts out an open call for suggested regulatory changes in any fishery and region. One proposal it received would have allowed fishermen to harvest a certain number of bairdi crab in the Bering Sea despite the low threshold of mature female crab. Glenn Haight ... Read More »

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