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Midday Report January 10, 2023

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On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska legislators have so far pre-filed 68 bills and resolutions ahead of the January 17 session start date. Klawock police chief Terry Stonecipher died unexpectedly Monday morning.  And scientists say glaciers are melting faster than they thought. Photo: Sean Gallup

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Island Trails Network receives $1 million grant for marine debris cleanup

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The Island Trails Network recently received a $1 million federal grant for marine debris removal around the Kodiak Archipelago – over five times its normal annual budget. The organization plans to use that funding to both clean larger amounts of debris and recycle more of the plastic they pick up.  Island Trails Network is a nonprofit with a focus on …

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Midday Report January 09, 2023

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On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska has a fully fledged member of the U.S. House again. Ketchikan’s borough and school district take cautious steps forward in resolving their dispute over health care payments. And a Homer entrepreneur is making lumber from plastic. Sean McDermott/KBBI

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Midday Report January 06, 2023

Mo Mountain Mutts’ dogs in snow. (Mo Thompson photo)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A dog walking duo in Skagway has gained internet fame. Last year’s fire season is the largest on record for Bristol Bay. And Alaska Congresswoman Mary Peltola says it might be time to start thinking about a bipartisan solution to the House Speaker impasse. Mo Mountain Mutts’ dogs in snow. (Mo Thompson …

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Kodiak parishioners welcome Russian Orthodox Christmas with starring celebrations

In many homes across Alaska, Christmas trees stay up through mid-January in celebration of Russian Orthodox Christmas, which falls each year on January 7. There’s days of feasting and praying – and starring. And after two years of relative quiet due to the pandemic, parishioners on Kodiak Island are ready to welcome back the tradition.  In Alutiiq, the practice of …

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Midday Report January 05, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Last month was the wettest December on record in Anchorage. A nationwide egg shortage has hit Alaska especially hard.  And Rhonda McBride looks back on Mary Peltola’s fight to be the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress. 

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