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Kodiak Harvest Food Co-op donates to middle school agriculture program

Kodiak Harvest Food Co-op, a locally owned grocery store, raised $770 for the Kodiak Middle School’s agriculture program, according to a press release from their board of directors. The co-op raised the money through a silent dessert auction held during the co-op’s annual meeting.  KHFC project director Rob Stauffer presents KMS STEAM teacher Amanda Johnson with the donation. (Courtesy of …

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Midday Report September 21, 2023

This Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 photo provided by Shelly Deano shows two bears getting into a doughnut truck in Anchorage. (Shelly Deano via AP)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: An event billed as the only Indigenous music festival in the country begins today in Juneau. The City of Nome is planning to build a demonstration home using a robot that prints concrete. And two bears climbed into a Krispy Kreme delivery van in Anchorage and ate the doughnuts. This Tuesday, Sept. …

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Midday Report September 20, 2023

Port of Nome. (Photo by Gabe Colombo/KNOM)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: At least a dozen school districts across Alaska received bomb threats by email Tuesday. Repairs are complete to a severed fiber optic cable affecting internet and cellular services to much of Northern and Western Alaska. And the opioid overdose treatment Narcan became available over the counter in pharmacies throughout Alaska last week. …

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Talk of the Rock: Non-profits with Michele Whetzel

On this week’s episode, host Jared Griffin talks with Michele Whetzel, nonprofit consultant and bestselling author of So You Want to Start a Nonprofit, Now What? Whetzel has worked in the nonprofit arena for more than 20 years, and has used this expertise to help startup and small nonprofits launch and find that path to success. Whetzel has started up …

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Midday Report September 19, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A group of sailors from Estonia anchored near Kotzebue last week, after traveling the Northwest Passage. Proxy hunting helps the elderly or disabled enjoy the moose harvest in Alaska. And the Kenai Watershed Forum is looking for unknown salmon streams. The Estonian sailboat, Admiral Bellingshausen, near iceberg. Photo by CJ Kask.  

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Midday Report September 18, 2023

Sitka’s Lincoln Street on June 21, 2023, when three cruise ships brought about 13,000 passengers and crew to the Southeast Alaska town. (Rich McClear/KCAW)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: People packed into Bethel’s High School gym Saturday to mourn the passing of Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola. This year infants will have access to a new immunization against RSV.  And a group of Sitkans is calling for a cap on the number of cruise passengers next year. Sitka’s Lincoln Street on June 21, …

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‘We don’t know what it is’: Scientists baffled by golden orb found in Gulf of Alaska

The Okeanos Explorer, an exploratory vessel operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discovered an unidentifiable, golden orb deep in the Gulf of Alaska late last month. The orb ended up making national headlines for stumping the ship’s scientists.  The attention came as a surprise, said expedition coordinator Sam Candio. “I’m not even sure that that was the most …

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