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MDA Calls Friday Launch A Success

Mike Murray/KMXT A target missile launched from Narrow Cape in Kodiak was part of a successful system-wide test completed Friday, according to a press release issued by the Missile Defense Agency. The target was launched at 1:47 p.m. local time and was tracked by numerous sites participating in the exercise, including a temporarily placed X-Band radar near Juneau, a U.S. …

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Critics Trash Draft Solid Waste Plan

Jay Barrett/KMXT The draft solid waste master plan prepared by Bell and Associates for the Kodiak Island Borough is getting mixed reviews. Critics are saying it is not the comprehensive plan they were expecting, while supporters say it lays out clear options for the borough’s solid waste collection and disposal.

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Brewery Debuts Baranov Bicentennial

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Brewery guys Mike Trussell (left) and Ben Millstein (middle), along with Kodiak Historical Society Executive Director Katie Oliver, celebrate the release of the Baranov Bicentennial Russian Imperial Stout. Proceeds from the sale of the beverage will go toward restoration of the Russian American Magazin, the 200-year-old National Historic Landmark that currently houses the historical society’s Baranov Museum. (Photo by Casey …

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Bees In Alaska

Mary Donaldson/KMXT There is lots of buzz about bees these days. Some areas of the nation are worried that nature’s little pollinators are dwindling, which affects crop production. Mary Donaldson investigates how bee populations in Alaska are doing.

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Kodiak Top 5 on World Cafe

Kodiak’s own Betsy Lund made an appearance on Friday’s World Cafe. If you missed it, here’s the audio of her talking Kodiak with David Dye and the 5 songs she picked to play for a national audience.

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State Won’t Intervene In Exxon Interest Decision

Casey Kelly/KMXT Three state lawmakers went on record this week saying the State of Alaska should file an amicus brief with the U-S Supreme Court, urging the court to order Exxon Mobil to pay interest on the 507.5 million dollar punitive damages judgment justices handed down last month in the Exxon Valdez oil spill case. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has more.

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Group Looks To Clean Up Elections

Jay Barrett/KMXT With the growing number of past and present legislators getting caught up in the federal government’s dragnet of political corruption in Alaska, the “Clean Election” concept is gaining steam around the state. Tim June is the chairman of Alaskans for Clean Elections, the grassroots organization that has an initiative on the primary election ballot in August, which would …

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