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Alaska Airlines suing to block SeaTac minimum wage increase
Alaska Airlines is opposing a minimum wage increase at its Seattle hub, but a company spokesman said the company has not planned its response to a proposed Alaska minimum wage hike. Company spokesman Paul McElroy said Alaska Airlines is opposed to SeaTac Proposition 1 because “we do not believe this particular proposition is the right solution.” He added that he was unaware of an Alaska minimum wage ballot measure...
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Coast Guard gets tough on tankers
The US Coast Guard is cracking down on oil tankers violating safety regulations in Alaska waters. Last year, the Alaska Maritime Planning and Response Network approved new regulations for ships carrying bulk oil through Western Alaska waters. The regulations were intended to help ships meet spill response standards. Western Alaska, which has few large towns and cities, lacks places to stage spill response equipmen...
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From Soup to Nuts: Thanksgiving means food
Year to year, Thanksgiving Day in our home holds nostalgic value in the comfortable familiarity of the traditions we keep and the foods we eat. When I was a young wife and mother, I had idealistic visions of holiday gatherings and how they should go. Martha Stewart was an idol of mine, and my goal was to make every holiday picture and memory personify Norman Rockwell’s drawings. I think it was about the fifth year...
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Alaska Science Forum: Visiting bats and the hot maggots of autumn
After she read a column on Alaska bats, Pat Holloway of Fairbanks sent me a photo of a little brown bat that made it into her house this summer. It surprised her, as bats tend to do when they appear in your home. After she stopped shrieking and ushered the bat out through an open screen, she searched her house the point of entry. In her loft, Holloway saw a screen with a crack at its corner no wider than a pencil....
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Business Spotlight: Woodworker brings beauty and craftsmanship home from nature
There’s something holy about a forest. Walk along a cool wooded path at sunset, and you’ll realize why John Muir once said, “Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and give strength to body and soul alike.” That philosophy, or something like it, is what guides Dimitri Kulp, the face behind St. John’s Workshop, which creates Orthodox icon boards and handmade furniture. “...
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Kodiak volleyball opens state with Chugiak
Kodiak drew a favorable side of the state volleyball championship bracket. The Bears open at 3:15 p.m. Thursday against Cook Inlet Conference third-seed Chugiak. The Mustangs receive a boost by playing on their home court. The winner advances to play either Mid-Alaska Conference champion West Valley or CIC runner-up South Anchorage at 7 p.m. the same day. The loser drops to a loser-out contest against either West ...
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Alumni update: Anthony qualifies for NCAA Championships
Kodiak’s Dylan Anthony picked up another running accolade Saturday. The University of Alaska Anchorage junior finished ninth at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships in Spokane, Wash., which earned him his third all-region honor. Anthony was one of two UAA runners to place in the top 10, as the Seawolves finished second behind Chico State (Calif.) to qualify for the NCAA Division II Championships on Nov...
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Trails summit tackles Jack and Lee lakes tonight
Hikers and bikers, four-wheel drivers and climbers will be headed indoors tonight as the Kodiak Island Borough’s parks and recreation committee holds its third trails summit. The summit, part of the borough’s trails improvement plan, is one of a series of meetings intended to bring trail users together to discuss ideas and problems. Tonight’s meeting will cover a trail system near Bells Flats. “We’re going to pres...
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Winter’s first snow falls in Kodiak
It was only a trace, but the National Weather Service reports that the winter’s first snowfall has finally come to Kodiak. In a normal year, Kodiak sees its first snowfall in October, though in exceptional years the first snow may come as early as September. With only a trace of snowfall so far, Kodiak is running well behind normal. In an average year, Kodiak will see 2.4 inches of snow by Nov. 11. This year, warm...
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Alaska passes Russia in Pacific salmon production
Russia’s salmon harvest has plunged by 20 percent from last year, according to new figures from the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency. The figures were released in English late last month by the US Department of Agriculture’s foreign agriculture service, which analyzes industry trends. According to the report, the total Russian salmon harvest is expected to reach 360,000 metric tons this year, about 20 percent lowe...
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