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Borough Considers Raising Property Taxes

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is looking into raising property taxes to make ends meet and balance the budget in the next fiscal year. Like the rest of Alaska, Kodiak’s budget is suffering from shrinking state and federal revenues, which make up a large portion of the borough’s general fund. Borough Manager Michael Powers says 2016’s poor pink salmon …

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Public Comment: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council and Trawl Bycatch Management

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting in Kodiak and took public comment on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management through the weekend and Monday morning. Currently before the council are a few alternatives: alternative two, in which harvesters who qualify would be awarded shares of catch based on their historical participation, alternative three, which would allocate …

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