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Midday Report – March 01, 2024

A Ravn Alaska airplane at Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport in 2022. (Theo Greenly/KUCB)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska’s biggest regional airline has laid off 130 of its 400-plus employees. A bill working its way through the state House could have big implications for reproductive rights. And Anchorage’s historic city hall will become a new downtown public library. A Ravn Alaska airplane at Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport in 2022. (Theo Greenly/KUCB) …

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Kodiak’s only resident veterinarian will leave, but a new vet arrives in June

The only resident veterinarian in Kodiak has her last day at the local clinic Mar. 1. Pet parents need not worry though, as KMXT’s Brian Venua reports, the clinic will still be business as usual, as rotating vets will fill the gap until the next resident doctor arrives in June.  Dr. Emily Iacobucci is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and …

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Kodiak’s agriculture community has a new outreach & education coordinator to assist with rising costs, challenges with island farming

The cost of food production in rural Alaska continues to be challenging, but farmers, ranchers and growers of all kinds in Kodiak are adapting. As KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, a new federally funded position on the island is hoping to help ease the growing pains. It’s a sunny afternoon in late-February, and a few inches of snow cover the ground …

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Midday Report – February 29, 2024

Snow blows across the Parks Highway near the Glenn-Parks highway interchange at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in a state road camera image. (From Alaska DOTPF)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Alaska House has passed a bill aimed at making child care more accessible and available in the state. The state Department of Transportation is racing to submit revisions after federal authorities rejected Alaska’s statewide highway project funding plan. And arctic air will bring subzero temperatures to Southcentral and Southwest Alaska this …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 29 February 2024

Anita and Robert Shane perch next to some of the products they create and sell through the Alaska Rug Company.

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Senator Murkowski tells KCAW the Wild Fish Conservancy is off course, KDLG’s Christina McDermott reports on a big federal fish purchase, Anna Canny tells of tricky conditions for fish surveys on behalf of KTOO, and KDLL’s own Hunter Morrison contributes a tale of twice used fishing line. Anita and Robert …

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Full cleanup of Burma Road, other former military sites on Kodiak Island, is still years away

Kodiak Island, like many places in Alaska, has dozens of historic military installations in need of cleanup, known as Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). There are 533 total in Alaska, 138 of them are in need of cleanup. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in charge of the remediation of multiple sites across the archipelago. But as KMXT’s Davis …

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Midday Report – February 28, 2024

Eruption plume of Great Sitkin Volcano captured by Lauren Flynn (USFWS) from the R/V Tiglax on May 25, 2021

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Gov. Mike Dunleavy is demanding additional concessions from lawmakers before he’ll sign a bipartisan education bill. The Anchorage Assembly failed to pass a resolution last night calling for an “immediate bilateral ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.” And the Great Sitkin volcano has been erupting for almost three years, and scientists have now …

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KIBSD to lose teachers and other staff despite potential increase to BSA

The first draft of the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s budget includes staff and funding cuts for the upcoming school year. It comes at the same time as the State Legislature approved a bill to increase education funding – although it’s unclear whether it will ultimately be signed into law by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.  As KMXT’s Brian Venua reports, that …

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