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Midday Report – January 19, 2024

Ettin Briar competing in a pinball tournament at the Bearcade in Juneau. August 29, 2023. (Photo by Yvonne Krumrey/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Brian Venua: The Alaska Legislature on Thursday failed to override a veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that erased $87 million in education funding. The University of Alaska has begun the process of fulfilling its long stalled federal land grant. And this weekend  Sitka will host the first ever Alaska state pinball championship. Ettin Briar …

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Coast Guard “We Applaud You Day” to be celebrated in Kodiak, Borough Assembly proclaims

The Kodiak Island Borough will formally celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard in three weeks on February 9th. The Borough Assembly passed that proclamation and other business during their regular meeting Thursday night. Mayor Scott Arndt said “Coast Guard We Applaud You Day” recognizes the Coast Guard members and their contributions to the Kodiak community. “We are deeply grateful to the …

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Amidst divide between set net and seiner fleets, Board of Fisheries passes gear changes for both

Set-netters pick a sockeye out of the net in June, 2022. (Sabine Poux/KDLL)

Alaska’s Board of Fisheries approved small changes for the local salmon set net and purse seine fleets at its meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th, while opting to keep the status quo overall for the westside of the island’s management strategy. But as KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, the growing divide between the two gear groups was on …

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Midday Report – January 18, 2024

UAF photo by JR Ancheta Matthew Wooller, a professor in the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, sits among mammoth tusks in the collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Scientists at University of Alaska Fairbanks say a prehistoric mammoth spent her life near human hunting camps. Following an emotional 6-day trial, a Ketchikan Superior Court closed the book on a 30-year cold case that had haunted the city. And North Slope oil production is projected to rise significantly in the coming …

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Subsistence markers to be put up in Danger Bay, closing specific section to all subsistence fishing


An important spawning area for salmon outside of the mouths of Danger and Cold creeks on Afognak Island will be closed to subsistence fishing. The Board of Fisheries announced its decision to put up subsistence markers at the head of Danger Bay during their finfish meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th. Proposal 58, brought forward by longtime …

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Midday Report – January 17, 2024

A snow cloud over the Behrends neighborhood during an avalanche on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Whitcomb)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Dillingham police say the man accused of firing a shotgun at the local hospital on Sunday had also allegedly set fire to his girlfriend’s bedroom that same morning. Avalanche activity was high in Juneau yesterday after more than 30 inches of snow fell over the weekend. And debates over education funding dominated as …

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