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Kodiak students adapt to new grading system

Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT For the past five years, the amount of A’s given out to Kodiak high schoolers have been on the rise, but the increase can’t completely be credited to student’s hard work. Kodiak Island Borough School District used a grading system that inflated its high marks. But earlier this school ... Read More »

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly clarifies what’s considered a conflict of interest

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly deliberating on issues facing the region. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At the center of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussion of what constitutes a conflict of interest lies the phrase “substantial financial interest,” but neither the borough nor Alaska state law defines it. Well at least, not until last Thursday night when the ... Read More »

Fishermen aspire to enter world of seafood processing

Harry Wassily Jr (left) and Steve Wassily at HACCP class. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT For some fishermen, moving into the processing world is one way to build their prospects. But before that can happen, they need to get the required certification. A few seafood processors and would-be processors are doing that right now in the City ... Read More »

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly could modify conflict of interest policy

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough policy concerning conflict of interest has been discussed a lot over the past few months. Tonight, at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting some clarification may be reached on the subject. Assemblywoman Rebecca Skinner wrote an ordinance to define the term “substantial financial interest” in the borough’s code. The phrase is at the ... Read More »

Kodiak puts hold on fisheries analyst services

Kodiak downtown area. (Photo byRaymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak may be without a fisheries analyst for a while. That’s according to Kodiak City Councilman John Whiddon, one of the two city representatives who attended what was scheduled to be a meeting of the city and borough’s joint Fisheries Work Group yesterday (WED). Without a quorum, the meeting ... Read More »

Senate directs funds to 2016 fisheries disasters

Pink salmon in Valdez. (Photo by Kimberly Holzer / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state may be a step closer to securing relief funds for the Gulf of Alaska 2016 pink fishery disaster. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan signed off on a letter to the United States Senate this year in which they wrote that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... Read More »

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