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Sullivan not informed on Alaska issues
To the Editor, Dan Sullivan finally decided to support increasing Alaska’s minimum wage even though he originally opposed it. In a debate in January Sullivan said increasing the minimum wage wouldn’t solve any problems in the economy despite the fact that the evidence shows otherwise. Additionally a higher minimum wage would help reduce poverty and dependency on public benefits. One might wonder why Sullivan is so...
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Bears finish season tonight at Voznesenka
A season that started in mid-July will come to end sometime tonight on the Kenai Peninsula. Kodiak High’s football team finishes the 2014 season at Voznesenka in a nonconference game that starts at 4 p.m. After starting the season 1-3, the Bears are looking to finish at .500. “It wouldn’t make up for those early loses but we definitely want to finish the season on a high note,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “It w...
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Begich and Sullivan debate fisheries
Senator Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and his Republican opponent Dan Sullivan debated fisheries for Begich’s hotly contested senate seat on Wednesday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Begich frequently mentioned his position as chair of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries and the Coast Guard throughout the hour-long debate, while Sullivan talked about his work as an assistant secretary of state, which he said would ...
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Playbook: Oct. 2
Thursday, Oct. 2 Football: Kodiak at Voznesenka, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.
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Local candidate preview: Brenda Schwantes
Brenda Schwantes, a candidate for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wants fiscal responsibility and accountability, and for Kodiak to be a place people want to come and stay. “What I don’t like to see is people who love Kodiak leave Kodiak because they can’t afford to stay here or because things draw them out of the community,” Schwantes said. “I believe our community has great potential, a lot more potential for to...
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Local candidate preview: Tuck Bonney
Incumbent Tuck Bonney is running for the second time for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wanting to help Kodiak through the serious issues he sees coming. Bonney talked about the high cost of living as a concern several times throughout the Sept. 23 debate. “A lot of retirees that want to stay and live here simply can’t afford it because the cost of living is so high,” Bonney said. “That’s one of the things we mus...
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Local candidate preview: David Haught
If he’s elected to the Kodiak City Council, David Haught feels he can help the community work together to solve the issues. “Overseeing the city council and borough assembly meetings from the live broadcasts through KMXT as we are now, I became well aware of issues in the community,” Haught said. “And I decided that I would really like to help the citizens and the city council to work together if I was given the o...
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Kodiak spikers host Soldotna in key NLC matches
Kodiak High’s volleyball team faces its biggest test of the season Friday and Saturday. The Bears host Soldotna in a pair of a Northern Lights Conference matches at Kodiak High School. Kodiak is 4-0 in the NLC, while Soldotna is 2-1. “This is the first time, so far in the conference, that we are going to see some serious competition,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “We would really love to pack the gym to capacity....
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 2
Sept. 19 • Around 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver in the Willow and Birch streets area for having no proof of insurance. • At 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver on Woody Way for having no proof of insurance. • At 4:59 a.m., a cab driver was unable to wake up his passenger. Police woke him up and got the go-to address. • At 7:28 a.m., a found wallet was turned in. • At 8:49 a.m., police warned a driver on East Rez...
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Prep picks: Picks come early in Week 8
This week’s prep high school picks comes a day early since Kodiak plays today at Voznesenka. Being forced to pick games a day early shouldn’t have any impact on how I will do. However, I did have to force Gizmo — my 3-year-old Japanese Chin — into making his picks before he was ready. Since Gizmo is not familiar with high school teams, I didn’t think it would be fair for him to pick prep games. Instead he will try...
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