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Colleagues Will Miss Freed

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak City Manager Linda Freed announced her impending retirement last week. After Thursday’s city council meeting, KMXT’s Jay Barrett gathered some thoughts from those who’ve worked with her the longest: Mayor Carolyn Floyd, council members Tom Walters, Josie Rosales, and Gabrielle Saravia, and City Clerk Debbie Marlar. Freed gave six-months notice. The council will start the replacement process …

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More Votes to be Counted in Dist. 36 Race

Jay Barrett/KMXT There are now even more votes left to count in the District 36 State House race between Alan Austerman and Andy Lundquist. The Alaska Division of Elections announced this afternoon that there are 565 Questioned Ballots in the close election. Added to the absentee votes still waiting to be counted, and there are 1,946 outstanding votes. That is …

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Gary Stevens Organizes Senate Coalition Majority

Jay Barrett/KMXT There will be another majority coalition in the Alaska State Senate this upcoming session. With Democrats picking up two seats this year, the 20-seat senate is split right down the middle. Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens, who is now the senate president, put together this year’s majority coalition, roughly along the same lines as the one that ran the …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: Alaska Senator Ted Stevens has the slimmest of leads in his re-election bid, the hearing into the sinking of the Katmai wrapped up, the EPA has turned over water quality permitting to the state of Alaska, and Kodiak tanner fishermen are looking at a catch 20-percent less than last season. All that plus a visit with …

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Kodiak Election Breakdown

House District 36 Tally (PDF) Jay Barrett/KMXT Voter turn out in Tuesday’s General Election was moderate to high in Kodiak. Of 10,480 registered voters, 4,170 cast ballots. That’s a turnout of very nearly 40 percent. District 36 residents went for the McCain-Palin ticket 2,649 to 1,385 for Obama/Biden. Of course, Obama won the national vote. In the race for U.S. …

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