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In next week’s election, voters will not only be choosing the politicians they want to serve in office, but also deciding how Alaska will go about selecting politicians in the future. 

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In the week leading up to the General Election on Nov. 3, the Kodiak Daily Mirror is profiling Alaska candidates running for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and for the Alaska Senate. Explainers for Alaska Propositions 1 and 2 will also be published. 

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One new positive COVID-19 case was announced for Kodiak Island on Monday by the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization. 

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In the week leading up to the General Election on Nov. 3, the Kodiak Daily Mirror is profiling Alaska candidates running for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and for the Alaska Senate. Explainers for Alaska Propositions 1 and 2 will also be published. 

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In the week leading up to the General Election on Nov. 3, the Kodiak Daily Mirror is profiling Alaska candidates running for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and for the Alaska Senate. Explainers for Alaska Propositions 1 and 2 will also be published. 

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The manager of a shipping company whose semitruck rolled over last week called road conditions at the accident site an “anomaly” and said the company plans to raise the issue with the city. 

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Most people know longtime Kodiak resident Elinor “Poll” Ramos from her theater and music performances with the Kodiak Arts Council and the Kodiak Russian Balalaika Players.

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Job numbers continue to look good in Kodiak. Unemployment figures took a big dip in late summer, falling from 8% in July to 4.5% in August. September’s numbers stayed low, with the Department of Labor again posting a 4.5% unemployment rate for the month.

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Juniors and seniors at Kodiak High School will be able to get workplace experience before graduating through a new work-based learning program being rolled out this year. 

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Like her ancestors before her, Susan Malutin knows the value of sea otter fur. It’s the densest fur on Earth, with close to 1 million hairs in every square inch of pelt. It’s ludicrously soft and supple, and has provided Native people on Kodiak with winter warmth for thousands of years. 

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Halloween is happening in Kodiak. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday that downtown trick-or-treating will go on. 

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Editor’s Note: Women own 25% of the businesses on Kodiak Island. To highlight some of these leadership efforts, the Kodiak Daily Mirror is exclusively profiling women during the course of the next month in our Page 1 Business Profile spot. We start today with Sarah Phillips, executive direct…

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The Kodiak City Council is considering using money from the federal coronavirus relief package to buy four stand-alone public toilets designed to withstand vandalism and deterioration. 

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Alaska has reported more than 1,300 cases of COVID-19 during the past seven days, one of the largest spikes in cases since the pandemic began. Seven Alaskans have died and 17 have been hospitalized in that time frame, according to the state’s Coronavirus Response Hub. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough is scrambling to spend the last of its money from the federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act before the Dec. 31 deadline. 

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The Kodiak Coast Guard base reduced its coronavirus risk level from red (high) to amber (moderate) on Friday, following an outbreak that infected 14 service members and close contacts over a two-week period.

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Kodiak reported one case of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The case was a resident whose contraction of the virus was unknown, according to a press release from the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization. 

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The Kodiak City Council has rejoined the Kodiak Consolidation Committee after council members withdrew their participation last month. 

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Kodiak is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week to highlight the federally protected lands that make up two-thirds of the island, as well as parts of Afognak and Ban Islands. 

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Chilly fall days and lengthening nights mark the start of the northern lights season, when photographers, nature lovers and adventure seekers brave the cold in search of “Lady Aurora” and her dancing lights.

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Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Al Gross came to Kodiak on Monday to speak in-person with community members. The visit occurred just two days after his first debate with Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan (R-AK), which was streamed online and focused on fisheries issues.

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One minute, Kodiak’s police chief was at an indoor law enforcement conference in Chicago, and the next moment, he was standing outside a gas station, helping a person who was suffering from a mental health crisis.  

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There have been 36,337 earthquakes reported in Alaska so far in 2020. Most were just small rumblings of the North American and Pacific Plates grinding together along the fault line that runs south of the Aleutian chain. Only one, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake near Simeonoff Island in July, caus…