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Midday Report November 29, 2023

Early Voting stickers say “I voted” in English, Spanish, Tagalog and several Alaskan Native languages. The stickers were designed by Pat Race and translated by the Division of Elections. (Image courtesy of Alaska Division of Elections)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Internet and phones are back online for residents in Wrangell cut off after last week’s landslide. Alaska may have ballots in fewer Native languages next year.  And The front doors of the Petersburg middle and high school will be locked each day after classes begin. Early Voting stickers say “I voted” in …

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City Council approves nearly a million dollars for water main repairs

Kodiak City Council approved $950,000 at an emergency meeting last week to pay for a water main break downtown on November 3 on the corner of Mill Bay Rd and Kashevaroff St.  The line was breached by a subcontractor hired by telecommunications provider GCI called Utilities Technology Incorporated.  Crews had to dig up roads to make the repairs to the …

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Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Arts Council’s JOY 2023

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin talks with the directing team behind Kodiak Arts Council’s production of Joy 2023, a community choir and orchestra holiday show. Joining Jared at KMXT studios are: Joy choir director, Jill Rohrer Joy orchestra director, Angie Chervenak Kodiak Arts Council’s Performing Arts Program Manager and Joy choir member, Hazel De Los …

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Midday Report November 28, 2023

Drag performer Lamia Monroe after being crowned Miss Gay Alaska in Juneau on Nov. 18, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Robin O’Donoghue)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: In Bristol Bay, students got a chance to practice their first aid and health triage skills as part of crisis training. Work has begun to clear a path through the landslide debris in Wrangell. And drag queens from across the state vied for the title of Miss Gay Alaska America recently. Drag …

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Midday Report November 27, 2023

Sen. Murkowski talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in 2020. (JeffMalet/

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Two people are still missing after last week’s deadly landslide in Wrangell. The only known survivor of the Wrangell Landslide tells her story. And Senator Lisa Murkowski has an idea to ease Congressional tension. Sen. Murkowski talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in 2020. (Jeff Malet/  

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Midday Report November 24, 2023

Wood stove pipe on a Fairbanks area home.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: While the search continued out the road on Thanksgiving Day, many Wrangell residents gathered at the local community center. The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced final action on a state plan to improve Fairbanks North Pole area wintertime air quality. And Alaska’s Minimum Wage will rise, but Minimum Salary probably matters …

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Kodiak Community Health Clinic celebrates 20 years serving the island

The Kodiak Community Health Clinic is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The clinic is right near the front of the Providence Hospital’s main building and was developed to help people who don’t have insurance or are low income. Some folks have sent the clinic flowers for the clinic’s two decades serving Kodiak. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Carol Austerman has been the …

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