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Kodiak Seeing Higher Foreclosure Rates

0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 < ![endif]--> < ![endif]--> Mary Donaldson/KMXT The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently revealed that in 2007, the State of Alaska had 830 foreclosures, which was about a 38 percent increase from 2006. Home foreclosures have been rampant all year in the nationwide collapse of the housing bubble. As lenders Fannie Mae and ... Read More »

Assembly Will Discuss State Wish List Tongiht

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will be holding a work session tonight – the first one they’ve had in nearly a month. Topping the agenda is a conversation with Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens. With Kodiak’s representation in the State House up in the air until after the November General Election, Stevens is the only member of the Kodiak ... Read More »

27 Overseas Ballots Remain In District 36 Race

Jay Barrett/KMXT There is still no resolution to the very close Alaska State House District 36 Democratic Primary Election. Shelly Grouden with the Alaska Division of Elections, says there are about 27 absentee oversees ballots for District 36 that arrived by yesterday’s deadline. She doesn’t however, know how the ballots fall along party lines, much less how many of them ... Read More »

Kodiak’s First Social Worker Coming To Town

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Kodiak’s first ever social worker will be making her way back to town to participate in this weekend’s Aging Connection Conference. Mary Donaldson has more. Though Ella Craig, now 88, has been retired for many years from her field in social work, she continues to volunteer her time to social services around the state. She is Kodiak’s first ... Read More »

Kodiak Residents Wonder If Palin Is Ready

Jay Barrett/KMXT It’s been less than two weeks that Alaskans have lived with the news that our governor would be running for vice president of the United States. Now that the initial shock has worn off, what do folks in Kodiak think of Sarah Palin’s nomination? That was the subject on yesterday’s Talk of the Rock with Jay Barrett, who ... Read More »

Paul Smith Running For City Council

Casey Kelly/KMXT The lack of candidates for local elected office means some seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and school board may not be filled at the October municipal election. On the Kodiak City Council there are two seats up for grabs, and two candidates, meaning all of the seats on the city’s governing body will be filled. One ... Read More »

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