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Sen. Stevens Takes Education Committee Chairmanship

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Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature Kayla Desroches/KMXT In a shuffle of re-assigned positions, Sen. Gary Stevens will now take up the chairmanship of the Senate Education Committee. Recently, Republican Sen. Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla left the Senate Majority in protest of the direction the budget was going in and, as a result, lost seats on two committees. ... Read More »

Villages Conduct Massive Scrap Metal and Hazardous Waste Removal

Baled cubes in Ouzinkie. Courtesy of KANA

Baled cubes in Ouzinkie. Courtesy of KANA Kayla Desroches/KMXT Living on an island can prove a major barrier to getting rid of large, unwanted objects like cars or fridges, especially for small communities like those in the Kodiak Archipelago. In 2015, local partners in Kodiak began the removal of scrap metal and hazardous materials from the six island communities. According ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Teaches Public How to Care for Personal Treasures

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaskans safeguard their treasures in museums, libraries, and national parks, but also inside their own homes. A lecture tonight will teach Kodiak residents how to look after precious objects and keep them safe, clean, and intact. Baranov Museum Curator of Collections and Exhibits Alana Blumenthal will lead the latest installment in the museum’s History Speaks series. She says ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Turns Art Interactive

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq museum’s new exhibit opened Friday and is called Pililuki, which means “make them” in the Alutiiq language. Activities in the room invite people to interact with Alutiiq culture and history, ... Read More »

City Marijuana Advisory Committee Split on Edibles

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City Marijuana Advisory Committee has a little more time before they need to turn in their suggestions on marijuana regulation to the Kodiak City Council. Last week, they gathered to go over the last few recommendations. One issue that inspired a lot of discussion is the distance between a marijuana establishment and school property. At the meeting, ... Read More »

KEA to Demolish Former Headquarters

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association unveiled its new building on Mill Bay Road in 2015, and now it’s demolishing its former headquarters on Marine Way. According to a KEA press release, the old building was constructed in 1965 and was the home base for member service operations and the finance and administrative offices. The Hartman Sub-station was in a ... Read More »

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