Newscasts

Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner on Friday

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Coast Guard Appreciation dinner on Friday evening. The Chamber’s executive director Sarah Phillips says its a way to applaud Coast Guard personnel for their service to Kodiak. “Kodiak wouldn’t be the same without our Coast Guard personnel,” Phillips said. “We always have that knowledge and understanding that they’re there for us, that …

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Newscast — Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

In this newscast: Kodiak Chamber of Commerce organizes a letter-writing campaign to save the KFC/Taco Bell, A local group concerned about town bears to testify at tonight’s Borough Assembly meeting, Kodiak school superintendent Larry LeDoux presented the district’s plan for dealing with infectious diseases in light of the recent spread of the coronavirus in other parts of the world — …

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Nearly one year without a firm contract, local medical workers union votes to authorize a strike

A medical employees union in Kodiak has been working without a signed contract for nearly a year. Negotiations over earned sick leave and vacation time came to a stalemate in October, but talks are set to resume this week. Union members unanimously authorized a strike this weekend, but they’re hoping they won’t have to use that option. Union organizer Genevieve …

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Special Programming — LIVE coverage of the State of the Union Address begins at 5 p.m.

KMXT will provide live coverage of this evening’s State of the Union Address beginning at 5 p.m. It’s expected that NPR coverage will continue until 7, so that means KMXT’s schedule for today will be changed as follows: 5-7 p.m.  Live NPR “State of the Union” coverage 7 p.m.  Return to normal programming Note there will be no local news …

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Newscast — Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

In this newscast: Medical workers union authorizes a strike on Saturday, holds an informational picket outside PKIMC, Gov. Dunleavy’s chief of staff announces the administration is asking the Legislature for AMHS repairs funding, Four children lost near Nunam Iqua, a village at the mouth of the Yukon River, located by ground searchers, A Togiak resident the city banished in 2017 …

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Newscast — Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

In this newscast: Katmai National Park is proposing requiring permits for visitors to the Brooks River Corridor, a popular spot for bear-viewing, Ferry Matanuska remains broken down in Juneau, with more than two dozen passengers and their vehicles stranded, Bethel GCI customers experienced intermittent internet connectivity possibly due to a cable break in Cook Inlet near Kenai, Alaska Public Media’s …

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Newscast — Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

In this newscast: Kodiak KFC/Taco Bell closing its doors after 12 years in business, KISAR warns high avalanche risk for Kodiak after recent heavy snowfall, Alaska Department of Transportation organizes a caravan to help Skagway residents traverse obstructions on the Klondike Highway, UA President Jim Johnsen addresses the Legislature about tuition hikes and low enrollment, Juneau officials hold a closed-door …

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Newscast — Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

In this newscast: Kodiak receives nearly two feet of snow in 24 hours — longtime residents say that’s how winters used to be, MH-60 Jayhawk crew from Air Station Kodiak medevac a badly burned fisherman from near St. Paul Island, Flight repatriating American citizens from Wuhan, China stops in Anchorage amid spread of coronavirus — state officials say everything went …

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Newscast — Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

In this newscast: Blizzard updates for Kodiak, Gulf of Alaska cod appear close to losing the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability certification, UAA sees a 10 percent drop in enrollment this fall, Pelican and Tenakee Springs react to a draft AMHS ferry schedule with no service for their remote island communities All that, plus Fish Radio and the Island Messenger community …

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Newscast — Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

In this newscast: Public Works fixes gushing fire hydrant at Walmart Southeast high school basketball teams stranded in Upper Lynn Canal after engine trouble on the M/V Matanuska Environmental group protests federal money going to a timber group to assess trees in the Tongass National Forest Alaska lawmakers weigh whether to change the law that sets the amount of permanent …

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