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Rep. Stutes to Serve as Whip in New Bipartisan House Majority

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Kodiak District 32 incumbent Representative Louise Stutes, a Republican, will once again serve in the House Legislative Majority when she returns to Juneau in January. But it will be a very different Majority than the one that adjourned last session. Out is long-time Republican House Speaker Mike Chenault of Nikiski, and in his place will be installed Representative Bryce Edgmon ... Read More »

Local Election Results Are In

A future voter seems just a little distracted as mom fills her ballot Tuesday afternoon at the Mission Precinct polling place at Bayside Fire Hall. Voting was brisk, with nearly 1,000 ballots cast by early afternoon. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo

A future voter seems just a little distracted as mom fills her ballot Tuesday afternoon at the Mission Precinct polling place at Bayside Fire Hall. Voting was brisk, with nearly 1,000 ballots cast by early afternoon. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo Kayla Desroches and Jay Barrett/KMXT It is a close race for House District 32, which covers Kodiak, south Kachemak Bay, Cordova ... Read More »

Kodiak Boys Wrest State Championship From Dimond

The seven year streak by the Dimond Lynx of dominating swimming pools in the state came to an end over the weekend when Kodiak High School Bears wrenched the boys’ state title from their grasp. Led by two state-record performances by Talon Lindquist, the Kodiak boys dominated Dimond with a 19-point margin of victory, 105 to 86. Third went to ... Read More »

Campaign Spending Just a Blip in District 32

Like almost everything, the cost of political campaigns are skyrocketing, with billions of dollars being spent in nationwide races. But here in Alaska House District 32, the total amount raised, much less spent, by all the candidates combined probably couldn’t buy a minute of national prime time TV advertising. Representative Louise Stutes, the incumbent Republican, has raised a total of ... Read More »

Assembly Votes No on Resolution to Prevent Derelict Vessels with Added Charges

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT At its regular meeting last Thursday, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly considered a series of resolutions from the Alaska Municipal League, which consists of government representatives from throughout the state. The assembly must take a position on the resolutions as a member of the league. One was about the prevention of derelict vessels, a problem at harbors across ... Read More »

PhD Student Researches Monitoring Program and Fishermen’s Preferences

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A University of Alaska Fairbanks PhD candidate is studying how halibut fishermen feel about bycatch and data collection. Elizabeth Figus says in spring 2015, she went to four different halibut fishing communities in Southeast and interviewed 78 fishermen. She says one preliminary finding pointed to fishermen’s opinions about monitoring methods and the observer program. “I found that pretty ... Read More »

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