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House and Senate add funds to state budget, Stevens says budget still has a long way to go

It’s still too early to see how Kodiak will fare in the state budget. Despite both the Alaska State House and the Alaska Senate standing firm in opposition to major cuts to programs such as schools and ferries, Kodiak’s Senator Gary Stevens says there’s still a long way to go. He said once the legislature passes the budget, the governor …

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After Xmas at Homeport Kodiak, Tusty Sails Again

The Alaska State Ferry Tustumena got back underway again this morning after being tied up in Kodiak over the holiday weekend due to inclement weather. According to weather records, southeast winds on Christmas Eve were gusting over 40 knots. The Alaska Marine Highway home office sent a notice Saturday afternoon that due to those high winds and resultant heavy seas, …

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Winter Ferry Schedule Published


The state released its winter and spring ferry schedule last week, and despite Alaska’s budget woes, Kodiak residents shouldn’t see much disruption in service, according to Alaska Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. “Really are no significant changes. For over 50 years now, your boat has been the Tustumena, and the Tustumena will continue to run this winter. The Tustumena is …

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