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Midday Report – April 16, 2024

An aerial view of flooding in Glennallen, posted Sunday by state officials. (Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska Congresswoman Mary Peltola is far ahead of her Republican challengers in campaign fundraising. As spring sweeps into Alaska, weather and water scientists turn their attention to predicting when the ice of rivers around the state will break apart. And the next total solar eclipse in North America will happen in 2033, …

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Unoccupied storage building completely burned down outside northern edge of Kodiak city limits

Kodiak’s fire departments jointly responded to a structure fire Saturday evening, which required monitoring into Sunday morning. No injuries or fatalities were reported and the cause of the blaze is under investigation. Fire Protection Area No. 1, also known as the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department, received a report of a fire at 3266 View Crest Lane – in the vicinity …

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Kodiak Island legislators discuss fishing issues and relief to wrap up this year’s ComFish


Kodiak Island’s representatives in the Alaska State Legislature discussed some of the potential relief coming to fishermen on the final day of this year’s ComFish trade show on Saturday, April 13. State Sen. Gary Stevens, who was joining via Zoom, told attendees he wants to create a legislative task force to study long term solutions for changes happening within the …

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Sen. Sullivan shares thoughts on competition with Russian seafood

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan is heading to Europe next month to convince trade officials there to ban Russian seafood. That was one policy goal the senator said he’s pushing in the coming month, during a visit to Kodiak’s annual commercial fishing trade show ComFish.   Sullivan came to Kodiak to give his talk at ComFish in person. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Sullivan addressed …

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Murkowski and Peltola comment on Russia’s role in historic challenges to seafood industry

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola gave video presentations on the first day of Kodiak’s commercial fisheries trade show, ComFish. The seafood industry is facing historic challenges and the pair hope closing a loophole on Russian imports could help bolster Alaska’s presence in markets.  The expo for ComFish was held in the Kodiak Area Native Association Marketplace downtown …

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Midday Report – April 15, 2024

Skiffs sit on shore in the Southwest Alaska fishing town of King Cove. (James Brooks via Flickr under Creative Commons license.)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Peter Pan Seafood announced Friday it was ceasing operations. The former Soldotna teacher and union president charged with 61 counts related to sexual abuse of a minor appeared in court Friday for a hearing about evidence in the case. And an Alaska conservation group has released a new series of reports criticizing …

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FAA weather stations in rural Alaska are consistently not reporting data, Legislature wants Congress to address issue

Persistent outages of weather observation stations across Alaska have caused problems for rural communities, aviators and climatologists for years. Now the Alaska State Legislature is hoping to spur the federal government to do something about it. SJR20, a joint resolution currently working through the Alaska State Legislature would urge the U.S. Congress to address Automated Weather Observing System, called AWOS, …

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