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Alaska Aerospace could get a new CEO soon

Alaska Aerospace has gone without permanent leadership for most of the past year but could announce a new chief executive officer soon.  Alaska Aerospace runs the Pacific Spaceport Complex at the end of Kodiak’s road system. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Alaska Senate President Gary Stevens is a non-voting member of the state-owned company’s board. He couldn’t give a name but said they’ve …

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Midday Report – December 26, 2023

Mary Johnson was a regular performer among a group of local musicians that played each time the Meaning of Home exhibit opened at a new location.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: In Anchorage the Meaning of Home Project has showcased the poetry, music, and art of those who struggle with housing. Other states have been quicker to adjust the salaries of educators to compensate for higher costs, while Alaska has fallen further behind.  And arctic temperatures continue to rise, according to the recent …

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Federal government closes loophole that allowed Russia to sell seafood to U.S. markets

Russia will no longer be able to sell seafood to U.S. markets after processing products through other countries. That’s the gist of an executive order President Joe Biden signed on Dec. 22 to close a loophole, after the federal government banned direct seafood imports from Russia last year.  Fishermen have been offered some of the lowest prices for their harvest …

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Midday Report – December 22, 2023

The M/V Malaspina sits at the dock in Auke Bay, near Juneau, as the MV LeConte pulls away from the dock early March 28, 2019. Both ships are part of the Alaska Marine Highway System. (Photo by Nat Herz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Christmas in Ambler, above the Arctic Circle. The drinking water from a Nikiski utility contains higher-than-safe levels of PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals.” And it’s unclear whether the Alaska Marine Highway System will have enough crew to operate all of its ferries. The M/V Malaspina sits at the dock in Auke …

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Kodiak FilAm hosts Christmas party to close out the year

Kodiak FilAm celebrated Christmas with loud music, and even a few rounds of musical chairs over the weekend. Kodiak’s population is just about half Filipino and hundreds of people came to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  The event was held in the armory, across from Main Elementary and was filled with celebrators. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Mark-Anthony Vizcocho is the president of Kodiak …

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Midday Report – December 20, 2023

A pair of beavers work over some branches in shallow water south of Glennallen in central Alaska. (Courtesy Ken Tape)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:There are more beavers in the Arctic, and they are busy releasing methane into the atmosphere. Governor Mike Dunleavy outlined a variety of ideas to address Alaska’s energy needs in his budget proposal. And Petersburg’s Borough-owned hydro-power plant upgrade is in its final phase of testing. A pair of beavers work over some …

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