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Midday Report April 25, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: For the first time in recent history, Alaska legislators in both parties and the governor are talking about implementing a broad-based tax. School districts are waiting anxiously to see if the Alaska Legislature will increase school funding after years of stagnant state support. And the Sitka School District has crossed its fingers …

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Midday Report April 21, 2023

The Norwegian Bliss, a 4,000-passenger cruise ship out of Seattle, kicked off Juneau’s 2023 cruise season when it docked on April 17. (Photo by Anna Canny/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Mike Wall: On the same day the first cruise ship of 2023 docked in Juneau city officials signed an agreement with the cruise industry to start limiting visitor volume. And Anchorage police officials say they’re moving forward with getting body cameras on officers, even though they’re locked in a dispute with the police union. …

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Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet to visit Kodiak next week

The United States Coast Guard Band is touring Alaska this month and will even do a show in Kodiak. Their visit will include a saxophone quartet performance.  The full Coast Guard Band has 55 musicians. The full group will have shows in Juneau and Anchorage, but they’re splitting up to also visit Kodiak and Fairbanks.  A United States Coast Guard …

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Midday Report April 20, 2023

The United States Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Last year’s sockeye salmon surplus is pushing down the wholesale price this year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough will pay more than $200,000 to settle a harassment against former borough mayor Charlie Pierce. And a portion of the Coast Guard Band is scheduled to visit Kodiak on Wednesday. The United States Coast Guard …

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Bristol Bay commercial fleet concerned last year’s record haul could affect this season’s prices

Bristol Bay had an astounding 77 million salmon return between the region’s nine most bountiful rivers last year. Over 60 million sockeye were harvested, more than double the 20-year average.  While huge salmon returns are great for a sustainable run, that supply could prove a problem for processors. Marketing agencies are now working to sell the frozen salmon before last …

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