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State Republican Organization Pulls Support from Dissidents

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Over the weekend, the Alaska Republican Party pulled support for three of its members who have joined with Democrats and independents to form a state house majority coalition. They are Kodiak Representative Louise Stutes, Homer Rep. Paul Seaton and Anchorage Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, who was once Kodiak’s representative. And while the three were not formally censured, the 56-4 vote did ... Read More »

Borough Marijuana Task Force Presents Suggestions to Assembly

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Marijuana Task Force presented its recommendations on marijuana business and cultivation to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly last week. The task force has been meeting regularly to come to an agreement on how marijuana sale might look within the borough, and this past Thursday at its work session the assembly heard the recommendations for ... Read More »

Kids Make and Donate Sandwiches to Brother Francis Shelter

Second graders put together sandwiches for the Brother Francis Shelter. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Second graders Daniel and Holly put together sandwiches for the Brother Francis Shelter in their classroom at Peterson Elementary. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The holidays tend to inspire people to be all the more charitable, and a couple of classes at Peterson Elementary School have made the spirit of giving a monthly tradition. Since September, a group of second grade ... Read More »

The Importance of Fish Friendly Culverts

Culvert at Lake Orbin. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Culvert at Lake Orbin. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Culvert replacement is an ongoing project in Kodiak and it encourages the continued health of the salmon population on the road system. Alaska Department of Fish and Game habitat biologist Will Frost explains making the salmon passage an easy one starts with the culvert design stage. Installers need to fit the size ... Read More »

Council Elects Deputy City Mayor

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council held what the city clerks called a “secret vote” at the council regular meeting Thursday night. The clerks charged councilmembers with nominating one of their colleagues to the position of deputy mayor, who fills the place of the city mayor if they are absent from meetings or unable to complete their term. Once they ... Read More »

Robotics Inspires Curiosity and Creativity in Youth

Siblings Divinity and Adam with dad Mike Munson. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Siblings Divinity and Adam with dad Mike Munson. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Middle-schoolers across the state who design, build, and code their own robots competed in a teleconferenced competition this past Saturday. The robotics regional qualifier is a GCI-sponsored event through First Lego League, a STEM – or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – program that challenges kids to build ... Read More »

City Council has Nearly $1-Million Up for Votes Tonight

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Kayla Desroches & Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak City Council has before it at its regular meeting tonight (Dec. 8), a contract to demolish the old A. Holmes Johnson Public Library building downtown next to the post office. The city is considering the property as the site for a new fire station. While the current Kodiak Public Library is marking its ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report Dec. 8, 2016

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Coming up this week, we hear how fishermen can maximize their profits by minimizing their boat’s energy usage; folks in Kodiak are trying to ease the way for the coming and going of anadromous fish, and we hear more from the new head of the Bering Sea Crabbers, all on this edition of the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help ... Read More »

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