Local Candidate Forums 2023

Local candidates for City Council, City Mayor, Borough Assembly, and School Board met in a forum sponsored by Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, Kodiak Daily Mirror, and KMXT. The City Council and mayor forum was held Monday, September 25, 2023 and the Borough Assembly and School Board forums were Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Both were broadcast live on KMXT 100.1FM. Hear …

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Kodiak incumbents leading in Tuesday’s primary election

A “vote here” sign outside of the Kodiak Harbormaster’s Office. Listen to this story; State Senator Gary Stevens and Representative Louise Stutes – both longtime Kodiak residents – hold significant leads from yesterday’s primary with over 20% of the ballots counted in both races as of Wednesday afternoon. Both candidates have received just over 60% of the vote from the …

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While election results are not finalized, Scott Smiley is set to return to the Borough Assembly

Kodiak’s election results have yet to be finalized; both the borough and city governments will do their canvassing of the election on October 13. There are some apparent winners and some races that are still too close to call.  The race for the second city council seat, between incumbent Terry Haines and Tracy Craig, is still quite close. Haines, who …

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Polls close in Kodiak- here are the early results


Listen to this story;   Unofficial returns from Tuesday showed Scott Smiley take a commanding lead in his bid for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He reportedly received more votes than both incumbents to likely unseat assembly member Dennis Symmons. Incumbent James Turner came in second in the five-way race for two seats, with Symmons taking third …

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As the Kodiak Island Borough election draws closer, here are the open positions and who’s running for them


Election season is fast approaching for the Kodiak Island Borough, and with Duane Dvorak and Julie Kavanaugh both stepping down from the Borough Assembly, it’s going to be a little complicated. Aside from two Borough Assembly seats up for grabs in the election, there are two seats open on the School Board, two seats on the Bay View Road Service …

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Kavanaugh resigns from Borough Assembly

Julie Kavanaugh (official KIB Assembly photo) Kodiak Borough Assembly member Julie Kavanaugh resigned her seat on the assembly this [TUESDAY] afternoon. In a brief letter addressed to Mayor Bill Roberts and the Assembly, Kavanaugh wrote that her reasons for resigning are due to QUOTE “new challenges” END QUOTE that require her attention. Kavanaugh was first elected to the Borough Assembly …

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Would you elect this crab? Alaska pits fin against claw to practice ranked-choice voting

Red king crab (NOAA) June 4, 2021 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Last we checked, king crab was narrowly ahead of three other Alaska seafoods in the Division of Elections’ mock primary. King crab, of course, will never hold elected office. But for now at least, it’s got a lead for the title of “Best Seafood in Alaska” in an online election …

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Several state buildings close due to fears of violence before inauguration

January 19, 2021 by Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media The Robert B. Atwood building and neighbors in downtown Anchorage. (Alaska Public Media staff photo) Several state buildings in Juneau and Anchorage are closed out of an “abundance of caution” due to fears about pre-inauguration violence. The closures were announced in an internal memo from Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s chief of staff, Ben Stevens, on Friday. …

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