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Palin Cuts Local Items From Capitol Budget

Casey Kelly/KMXT Governor Sarah Palin today vetoed 268-million dollars from the nearly 3-billion dollar state capitol budget passed by lawmakers last month. The largest local item to fall victim to the governor’s veto pen was 4-million dollars for a Kodiak schools’ seismic mitigation project. She also cut an additional 175-thousand for an earthquake-proofing project specific to Peterson Elementary School. Read More »

Wildland Fire Singes Two Acres

Jay Barrett/KMXT A small wildland fire scorched two acres at the end of Bruhn (broon) Point in Women’s Bay Wednesday evening. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. Women’s Bay Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dale Rice said the blaze was small when seven firefighters and two wildland fire trucks responded. Read More »

Got Rice?

Mary Donaldson/KMXT The worldwide shortage of rice has caused panics and riots in some countries and even forced stores in Anchorage to limit purchases. Now, it is causing some stores in Kodiak to institute rationing. Mary Donaldson has more. Read More »

Bruin Burger, Anyone?


Sunshine greeted the crowds at the 50th annual Kodiak Crab Festival, which opened today at noon. KMXT’s Casey Kelly was there and has this report. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KMXT). Read More »

LeDoux Responds To Ethics Charge Dismissal

{audio}images/stories/mp3/080522.ledoux_ethics.mp3″] Jay Barrett/KMXT The Select Committee on Legislative Ethics has dismissed a complaint against Kodiak Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux. However the panel said the Kodiak Republican and candidate for U.S. House created an "appearance of impropriety" by having the City of Unalaska pay for former staffer Christine Marasigan to join LeDoux on a three-day "legislative fly-in" to the community last August. ... Read More »

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