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Kaplan Announces Write-In Assembly Bid

Jay Barrett/KMXT Even though he is hanging on in the Alaska House District 36 Democratic Primary Election, candidate Dave Kaplan suspects it will be difficult for him to bridge the 18-vote gap between him and Andy Lundquist. And even though he will not concede unless he’s still behind after the election’s certification, he is preparing to set his sights on …

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Milam Receives Another Award For 2007 Rescue

Casey Kelly/KMXT Air Station Kodiak Rescue Swimmer Wil Milam is receiving more accolades for a February 2007 rescue, during which Milam’s survival suit malfunctioned. Milam was part of an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew that rescued three crewmembers from the fishing vessel Illusion, which sank near Dutch Harbor on February 10, 2007. Milam’s suit sprang a leak during the rescue and …

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Alaska Quarters In High Demand


Jay Barrett/KMXT The new Alaska-themed quarters are just now making an appearance in Kodiak, but not yet in numbers large enough to satisfy the demand. Officially released on August 29th at the Alaska State Fair, the quarter features a brown bear with a salmon in its jaws below a rocky cape – it’s a scene that could have come from …

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Kodiak Seeing Higher Foreclosure Rates

0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 < ![endif]--> < ![endif]--> Mary Donaldson/KMXT The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently revealed that in 2007, the State of Alaska had 830 foreclosures, which was about a 38 percent increase from 2006. Home foreclosures have been rampant all year in the nationwide collapse of the housing bubble. As lenders Fannie Mae and …

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Assembly Will Discuss State Wish List Tongiht

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will be holding a work session tonight – the first one they’ve had in nearly a month. Topping the agenda is a conversation with Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens. With Kodiak’s representation in the State House up in the air until after the November General Election, Stevens is the only member of the Kodiak …

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27 Overseas Ballots Remain In District 36 Race

Jay Barrett/KMXT There is still no resolution to the very close Alaska State House District 36 Democratic Primary Election. Shelly Grouden with the Alaska Division of Elections, says there are about 27 absentee oversees ballots for District 36 that arrived by yesterday’s deadline. She doesn’t however, know how the ballots fall along party lines, much less how many of them …

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