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Alaska has joined a coalition of states that are urging Congress to extend the Dec. 30 deadline to spend money allocated to municipalities through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. 

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Kodiak is now home to a response tug boat from marine salvage and emergency response company Resolve Marine. The company aims to improve the response time to emergency situations among the fishing fleet in Alaska. 

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The biggest shopping weekend in America wasn’t as big as it usually is, at least in Kodiak. With COVID-19 cases growing around the archipelago, not everyone was out taking advantage of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales. 

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Following three weather-related vehicle accidents Monday morning with no reported injuries, local law enforcement officials are urging Kodiak residents to take precautions when driving in icy road conditions. 

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Local officials are warning Kodiak residents that the COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly on the island, with 27 new cases reported Monday from tests conducted last week. 

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Following three weather-related vehicle accidents Monday morning with no reported injuries, local law enforcement officials are urging Kodiak residents to take precautions when driving in icy road conditions. 

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A Kodiak man faces felony theft charges after he allegedly stole a local bartender’s dogs. Robert Locke, 65, allegedly took the complainant’s dogs from her truck while she was working. 

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Three people have been hospitalized at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center with COVID-19, the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center announced on Friday. 

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Alaska Natives have traditionally harvested butter clams and blue mussels along the island’s rocky coasts. However, as climate change contributes to the warming of ocean temperatures, the chances of falling victim to paralytic shellfish poisoning is also increasing. 

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The Kodiak Emergency Services Council announced 10 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the island’s total number of active cases to 79. 

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The federal government denied the permit application for the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska on Wednesday, a win for environmentalists, fishermen and others who have long opposed the controversial project. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently finished up its final list of capital improvement projects to send to the state for consideration. The group voted on a resolution approving the list on Nov. 5. 

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The federal government denied the permit application for the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska on Wednesday, a win for environmentalists, fishermen and others who have long opposed the controversial project. 

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Kodiak public health officials reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. With eight people finishing their quarantine periods, that brings the number of active cases on the archipelago to 72. 

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GCI is phasing out cable and rolling out a new streaming platform in 2022. 

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For the second year in a row, a local fisherman and boat owner brought his extra catch of Bering Sea red king crab to sell at the Kodiak city docks. But instead of selling out in three days like last year, he sold out in six hours. 

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Vaccines are coming. Three vaccine makers — Pfizer, Moderna and Astra-Zeneca — have announced initial data all showing around 90% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. 

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The job count in Alaska was down 8.8% in October compared to the same month last year, continuing a trend that started last spring, according to a report released by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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Alaska State Parks has waived parking fees for the day after Thanksgiving to encourage Alaskans to get outside during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

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The Kodiak Emergency Services Council reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 14 new cases on Saturday. Friday was the second-highest single-day record since the start of the pandemic. 

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After almost a year of investigation into the Dec. 31, 2019, sinking of the F/V Scandies Rose that left only two survivors, investigators are still looking for information before a public hearing in February.  

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The day before the Nov. 3 general election, there were two rallies in Kodiak. One was in support of President Donald Trump. Scores of cars and trucks flying big American and Trump flags roared down Rezanof Drive as the sun went down. 

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Astra Space Inc. will attempt to launch the latest version of their rocket from Kodiak’s Pacific Spaceport Complex during a 12-day launch window, which starts on Dec. 7. 

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy has ordered additional testing and quarantine requirements for seafood processors across Alaska under the extended state emergency health declaration. 

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Marian Johnson has lived in Kodiak for 65 of her 89 years, witnessing the growth of the island into a thriving community even before Alaska became a state. She made the island her home before it had a large residential population, and before there were paved roads or reliable power. 

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In three performances over the weekend, Kodiak actors will be reading dozens of love letters written by real people throughout history. 

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Kodiak continues to see a rise in active COVID-19 numbers, with seven new positive cases announced Wednesday morning by the Kodiak Emergency Services Council. 

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The city of Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation Department is set to receive $263,900 in federal money for a $3.1 million project to enclose and upgrade the Baranof Ice Rink. 

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Standing in front of his computer in Uruguay, Tavis Davidson talked about summers spent picking berries in the Kodiak woods. 

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COVID-19 cases in Kodiak continue to accumulate. The Kodiak Emergency Services Organization reported 13 new cases of the virus on Tuesday. 

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Kodiak reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the archipelago’s active case total to 27. There have been 171 positive cases recorded since the start of the pandemic. Seven Kodiakans recently completed their quarantine period and dropped off the active list. 

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued eight new health mandates on Sunday in response to the state’s growing number of COVID-19 cases. Several are similar to mandates the state has leveled in the past. 

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Two young Kodiak kids play in the snow Monday afternoon. The snowman that they made on Sunday was still alive. Kodiakans woke up on Sunday morning to the first snowfall of the season.  

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Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kodiak on Friday, one of whom was sent to Anchorage for hospitalization, according to a statement released by the Kodiak Emergency Services Council.

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A new computer program can identify bears by their facial features, a leap forward for both facial recognition technology and conservation efforts. The program could have applications on Kodiak for identifying bears in the wild, as well as those that wander into town, according to a local bi…