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Prop 1 Fails; Dearth Of Candidates May Continue

Jay Barrett/KMXT Proposition One failed in Tuesday’s election. If passed, it would have exempted borough officials from the new, more detailed financial disclosure rules required by state law. The unofficial results, with all nine borough precincts reporting show the proposition lost by 85 votes, with 1,070 people voting no and 985 voting yes.

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Kodiak Voters Reject Proposition 2, New KHS

Casey Kelly/KMXT 0 < ![endif]--> Voters in the Kodiak Island Borough rejected a 115-million dollar bond initiative Tuesday that would have funded a new high school building to replace the aging Kodiak High School. Although the election has yet to be certified, unofficial results have Proposition 2 going down by a 1,260 to 821 vote.

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Quick Look At Election Results

2008_election_results_tally (PDF) Jay Barrett/KMXT While there was only one contested race on Kodiak Island during yesterday’s municipal election, there were two closely-watched ballot propositions. The one that has attracted the most attention and advertising dollars was Proposition 2, authorizing the sale of $115-million in bonds to build a new Kodiak High School. It failed 1,260 to 821. The increase in …

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String Of Arsons Hit Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT A string of four fires were started over the course of about two hours early Tuesday morning in Kodiak, destoying eight automobiles and causing about $25,000 in damage. Bayside Fire Chief Bob Himes says it looks like they were the work of an arsonist.

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Cutter Healy Makes Kodiak Port Call

Jay Barrett/KMXT The nation’s largest icebreaker, the 420-foot Coast Guard cutter Healy, arrived here today (Tuesday) for a brief port call before continuing on to its homeport of Seattle. The Healy’s arrival in Kodiak comes at the conclusion of the cutter’s Arctic West Summer 2008 mission. The Healy crew spent the past four months in the Bering Sea and Arctic …

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Cutter Halts Fishing Boat Over Violations

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet temporarily terminated a fishing voyage of the fishing vessel Arctic Wave approximately 30 miles northeast of Kodiak at approximately 2 p.m., Monday. A boarding team from the Acushnet, a 213-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Ketchikan conducted a routine fishing vesselinspection and found a shark fin hanging from the rigging of the Arctic …

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It’s Election Day In Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT This is Election Day on Kodiak Island. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will stay that way until 8 p.m. There is only one contested race today: that is for the one-year seat on the Kodiak Island Borough School Board, which three write-in candidates are seeking. They are Jana Turvey, Petal Ruch and Jerry Lampl. Incumbents Peggy Rauwolf …

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