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New bill introduced to U.S. Senate that could benefit Alaska’s coastal communities

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill Feb. 12 to support coastal communities.  The legislation, called the Working Waterfronts Act, would establish grants for marine infrastructure and mariculture, resources for fishermen to convert boats to hybrid or electric engines, and improve research on ocean acidification, among other things.  Murkowski’s office said in a press release the bill aims to improve …

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Midday Report – February 14, 2024

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivers the State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Rep. Sarah Vance of Homer apologized on the house floor on Monday for comments she made about assault rates and violence against Indigenous women. Midwives in Alaska are speaking out against a plan from Governor Mike Dunleavy to dissolve the board that governs their profession. And members of the state House and …

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Planned GCI cellular service outage expected to disrupt emergency calls & response in Womens Bay

UPDATED: Feb. 14, 2024 Starting tomorrow GCI cell phone users in Womens Bay, just outside Kodiak city limits, will temporarily be without coverage while a local cell tower is upgraded. A text message from the company sent out over the weekend said that services including calls, text messages and mobile data will be unavailable through Thursday night at 6 p.m. …

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St. Herman harbor tops Kodiak’s capital improvement projects’ list in city’s request for federal & state funding

Kodiak’s City Council adopted its fiscal year 2025 capital improvement projects priority list for the state and federal governments last week. The St. Herman harbor replacement is still the top priority, although some of the underlying details and numbers have been updated during recent council meetings. The final list includes five separate projects, which City Manager Mike Tvenge listed out …

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City of Kodiak signs lease agreement for land adjacent to new fire station, lease includes pizza for local firefighters

Updated Feb. 13, 2024 Kodiak’s City Council approved a land lease agreement on Mill Bay Road for the city of Kodiak’s new fire station. Specifically, .18 acres of land located at 1248 and 1250 Mill Bay Road that is owned by SondaCo LLC. The roughly two-year lease will cost the city $2,000 per month starting in April and extending through …

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Midday Report – February 12, 2024

A policeman wears a body camera during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Creative Commons photo by North Charleston)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Two longtime King Cove residents died from injuries sustained in a suspicious fire in Anchorage at the start of the month. The city of Anchorage has reached a legal settlement with the organization that sued it over the lengthy amount of time it took to outfit police officers with body cameras. And Alaska lawmakers …

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