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Underneath the smiles, fancy galas and stereotypes, many Filipino-Americans are struggling
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell officially declared October 2014 as Filipino-American History Month. As October comes to a close, one must ask: Who really are the Filipino-Americans — the group that composes half of the Asian/Pacific Islander population in Alaska? We seem to see them everywhere, right? They are our co-workers, our neighbors, our classmates, our friends and our family. We see them working in post offices,...
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Vote with the Bible as your guide
With the election coming up shortly, I wanted to write a letter to encourage fellow citizens to get out and vote. It is our right as citizens of America, and I personally believe our duty to get out and vote. Our system was designed that our government was “of the people, for the people and by the people,” so we play an important part in the process, even though sometimes it seems that the people we elect soon for...
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A “ghost” of activities for Halloween
Haunted houses, trick-or-treating and scariness galore are happening this weekend in a variety of events for everyone. The events kick off tonight with Haunted Haley, the annual spookiness aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley. It’s from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a kid-friendly hour from 6 to 7. It is open to the public, but attendees must bring identification and drivers must have auto insurance in order to get ...
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Public-safety groups warn about bear safety on Halloween
Organizations associated with public safety and bears have issued a list of guidelines to have a bear-safe Halloween. The Kodiak Interagency Bear Safety Group’s guidelines are intended to keep kids and bears from scaring each other on dark evenings this weekend. The group’s guidelines: • Encourage participation in organized Halloween activities. • Trick-or-treat early and finish activities by 8 p.m. • Parents shou...
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Girls looking to extend streak to eight
Despite four swimmers suffering season-ending injuries, Kodiak’s girls are still in line to continue their regional dominance. Led by Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist — the two top swimmers in the state — the Bears will be gunning for their eighth consecutive team title when the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships begin at 1 p.m. Friday in Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula. Having Hughes and Lindquist is a lu...
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Max, the Kodiak police dog, retires
Max celebrated his retirement from the Kodiak Police Department with a rare treat — a brick of meatloaf and doggie ice cream. The 11-year-old Belgian Malinois slobbered up both of them like he had never had them before. “I kept him on a pretty rigid diet,” his handler, Sgt. Michael Barnett, said. Kodiak’s police dog the last seven and a half years was sent out in style with a retirement ceremony Monday afternoon a...
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KHS hires new girls basketball coach
Krista Hicks couldn’t believe it when the Kodiak High School girls basketball head coach position became available. And she sure didn’t understand why it was taking so long to fill the position, which became vacant when Amy Fogle stepped down in early June. The position is vacant no more. Hicks applied for the job, and got it. She will be guiding the Bears for the 2014-2015 season that starts Dec. 1. “The position...
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Alan Curtis Ryden
Alan Curtis Ryden, 54, died peacefully on Oct. 22 at Kodiak hospital, after a long battle with cancer. Alan was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but was raised in Northglenn, Colorado, brought up to Love the Lord and enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, and skiing Colorado's mountains. After high school, Al headed north to his birth state of Alaska to attend college. He soon fell in love with the ocean and commercial fi...
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Mice used in migration research
A lab at Cornell University in New York, which is researching human migration by studying the DNA in common house mice, is asking Kodiak residents for help. Camille Mangiaratti, a Cornell student studying ecology, evolutionary biology and English, is gathering mice DNA from several cities in Alaska. Along with Kodiak, she is trying to get mice from Anchorage, Juneau, Homer, Valdez, Cordova and Fairbanks. “We’re tr...
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Alutiiq becomes official Alaska language
Alutiiq and 19 other Alaska Native languages joined English as official state languages Thursday when Gov. Sean Parnell signed House Bill 216 at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage. Along with Alutiiq, HB 216 added the Inupiaq, Siberian Yupik, Central Alaska Yup’ik, Unangax, Dena’ina, Deg Xinag, Holikachuk, Koyukon, Upper Kuskokwim, Gwich’in, Tanana, Upper Tanana, Tanacross, Hän, Ahtna, Eyak, ...
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