Newscast — Friday, March 6, 2020

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In this newscast:

  • The city of Kodiak puts together an incident management team to prepare the community for a potential spread of the coronavirus
  • The Borough Assembly authorizes two design contracts, hears a report from Bayside Fire Department and awards one borough staffer Employee of the Year and Employee of the Quarter awards.
  • Saturday is tax free day in Kodiak — participating businesses will not be collecting the city’s 7 percent sales tax on March 7.
  • Former Republican legislator and cruise industry frontman John Binkley is putting together an action group to help Gov. Mike Dunleavy keep his job in the midst of the recall fight.
  • Anchorage School District administrators say a pilot program that extended lunch and recess time has largely been a success, but some schools are struggling to balance the schedule.

All that, plus Fish Radio, the Island Messenger community bulletin and Island Byways. Fish Radio is provided by Laine Welch at alaskafishradio.com and Byways is produced by KMXT’S Pam Foreman.

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