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Alaska is among the states with the lowest knowledge of the Holocaust, a genocide carried out by Nazi Germany during World War II, according to a recent survey by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. 

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In the weeks leading up to the municipal election, the Kodiak Daily Mirror is publishing Q&As for candidates running for borough assembly, city council and board of education. 

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Early one morning in March 2014, Kodiak native Zola Nelson took her last shot of methamphetamine and heroin — just enough to keep the feeling of sickness at bay. 

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The National Weather Service reported record rainfall of 3.26 inches for Kodiak on Tuesday, doubling the amount of precipitation that had fallen during the entire month up to that point.

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Incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan and independent challenger Al Gross, who is running as a Democrat, will debate fisheries issues in Kodiak on Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. as part of an extended ComFish program. 

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August economic data suggest an improving Kodiak economy, but it will take more than one month of good news to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s shellacking. 

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Tobacco products are still on track to become more expensive in Kodiak, as the Kodiak Island Borough has been discussing the idea of raising the excise tax on tobacco for the past several months. 

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In the weeks leading up to the municipal election, the Kodiak Daily Mirror is publishing Q&A’s for candidates running for borough assembly, city council and board of education. 

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Kodiak reported one new positive COVID-19 case on Monday from a new resident who quarantined upon arrival on the island. 

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The Kodiak City Council will no longer participate in the Kodiak Consolidation Committee, after its representative left the group and the mayor and council declared it would not appoint a new member. 

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Most of the 23 seniors on the Kodiak High School football team started their playing careers with the Kodiak Football League, matching up against each other on often rainy and windy weekday games in September.

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Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Sunday he backs moving ahead with confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, dealing a major blow to dwindling Democratic hopes of keeping the seat vacant until Inauguration Day.

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When Seattle-based nurse Kimberly Bolton found out she was pregnant nine months ago, she had no idea she would wind up giving birth in the middle of a pandemic. 

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William Shakespeare was born in 1563, during one of the many plagues that ravaged England during his life. In 1592, another plague closed theaters around the country. He may have written “King Lear” while another outbreak spread through the country in 1606. 

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After Astra’s rocket launch from Kodiak on Sept. 11 ended in a fiery explosion, the California-based company said the cleanup process could take a couple of months. 

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With the coronavirus pandemic predicted to continue well into the winter months and beyond, state officials and fishing industry leaders are working to improve some of Alaska’s health mandates. 

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Three bison from Yellowstone National Park arrived on Sitkalidak Island earlier this month, after two days of travel by land, sea and air. 

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The GoPro is known for being tough, a camera that can withstand just about anything, including being submerged for more than a decade in the unforgiving waters off Alaska’s coastline.

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The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center reported a new case of COVID-19 in a resident who is currently off island. They tested positive while off island and will remain off island for the duration of their isolation period. 

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased bag limits on coho salmon in the Olds, Pasagshak and American rivers, even as bag limits decrease in all other rivers on Kodiak’s road system. 

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With the first week of school in the books, the Kodiak Island Borough School District reported that 2,227 students were attending public school in Kodiak this year. 

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A rocket launched by Astra from Kodiak’s Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska on Sept. 11 managed to leave the pad but never reached orbit as intended. Instead, after a few seconds of flight, the rocket plummeted back to Earth, causing a fiery explosion when it hit the ground.   

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Honoring seniors typically happens during a home sporting event, but traditions are tossed aside in a COVID-19 world. 

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Two teachers from North Star Elementary took their classes on a field trip to Mill Bay Beach on Sept. 11. The children walked on a trail that led from the school to the beach and, once there, they looked for salmon, went tide pooling and enjoyed the sunny, breezy day. The field trip reflecte…

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Traveling with 18-foot skinny fiberglass poles is an attention-getter — something not seen in everyday life.   

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it will provide more than half a billion dollars to support the U.S. seafood industry and commercial fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from China and other foreign governments.  

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It’s tough for Sarah Lovette to pick the best photo she’s ever taken. In her career as a professional photographer, she’s shot the northern lights, mothers giving birth, military bugle players sounding taps, and Kodiak’s flora and fauna in every light imaginable. 

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It was a good thing for Fred Barber that there was a day off between rounds of the 34th Kodiak Island Golf Championship. Otherwise, he might not have become the first four-time champion of the island’s most prestigious golf tournament. 

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Pollock season got off to a slow start this year because of the unexpectedly fruitful pink salmon harvest during the summer. The delay comes as the price of pollock and other groundfish has dropped by up to 30% this year due to a variety of factors.  

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Bayside Fire Department will have a new chief next month. Chris Smith will take over from Chief Howard Rue II, who has been chief for the past five years.