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Tuesday is Election Day in Kodiak. Here’s what you need to know

Election day Oct. 3, with competitive races for City Council, City Mayor, Kodiak Island Borough School Board, Borough Assembly, and Borough Mayor.  KMXT held forums for the City Mayor, City Council, School Board, and Borough Assembly last week and recordings are available on our website. City of Kodiak Two candidates are running for City Mayor: Pat Branson (incumbent) and Alan …

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Midday Report October 2, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A statewide program makes home ownership possible through “sweat equity.” The Anchorage Assembly heard testimony Friday from people it subpoenaed to discuss an election challenge filed earlier this year. And a project to re-establish wood bison in Alaska has suffered another setback. A wood bison (ADF&G photo)

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Midday Report September 29, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A woman in Nome is using social media as a tool to teach the Inupiaq language. Students across the state logged on for the annual Teaching through Tech conference. And American Indians and Alaska Natives are vastly overrepresented in state prison systems. Lemon Creek prisoners.  

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Federal and Tribal officials perform necropsy on humpback whale found dead near Kodiak

A humpback whale was found dead near Kodiak Island on Sept. 25. Federal and tribal workers brought the corpse to a nearby island the next day to try to determine the cause of death. It’s the first whale necropsy in Alaska this year and biologists hope it could help explain why local humpback populations seem to be shrinking.  Matt Van …

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Midday Report September 28, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Federal officials are looking into the deaths of nine orcas that were hauled up by groundfish trawlers in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Fat Bear Week kicks off this week with its junior bear competition. And a group of U.S. Forest Service personnel traveled to Kake late last month to help …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 28 September 2023

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game kicks off its traveling bycatch roadshow, story from Brian Venua of KMXT (plus audio postcard!), and Kavitha George delves into the Yukon salmon collapse for Alaska Public Media. The Kodiak bycatch meeting was standing-room only.  September 19, 2023. (Brian Venua/KMXT)

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Midday Report September 27, 2023

Westinghouse long-duration energy storage system.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Senator Lisa Murkowski is not optimistic Congress can avoid a shutdown. Physician Assistants, or PAs, are not happy about how the state medical board is rewriting their regulations. And Golden Valley Electric Association and Westinghouse are teaming up on a power storage project near Healy. Westinghouse long-duration energy storage system.

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