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Investments will add to debt
To the Editor: It is interesting how certain words have fallen out of fashion among certain politicians. One word you will not hear very often is the word "spend". In last week’s State of the Union speech, President Obama used the term “invest” instead. He talked about new programs whose total cost would run into hundreds of billions of dollars and yet these investments would not add to our debt. Perhaps it is lik...
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Man faces assault charge
A 33-year-old Kodiak man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly injuring a woman. Roy Rastopsoff is facing one count of third-degree assault after allegedly committing fourth-degree assault while having two or more assault convictions. The crime is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum $10,000 fine. He was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Feb. 8. According to court doc...
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Famous Filipino musical group comes to Kodiak
An all-girl Filipino singing and dancing group will perform in Kodiak this weekend. The Mocha Girls, a five-member group popular in the Philippines, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at the Mecca Lounge. This is the second North America tour for the Mocha Girls. They toured the U.S. and Canada in November and December 2012. DJ Marc Ignacio of Island Style Entertainment organized the group’s trip to Kodiak. “One of my ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 21
Saturday, Feb. 16 At 10:01 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a home near Kodiak. Investigation revealed a 55-year-old man assaulted a family member. The man was arrested and transported to the Kodiak Jail, where he was held without bail pending arraignment. He faces one charge of fourth degree assault.
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KMS wrestling wins two titles at Palmer Tourney
The Kodiak Middle School wrestling team produced two champions during a pair of tournaments in Palmer on Friday and Saturday. Joshua Nummer (110 pounds) and Gabriel Nummer (114) captured titles at the Palmer Junior Varsity Tournament. Kyle Pearce (98), Abriel Babasa (118) placed second in the JV tournament, while Nicholas Doerksen (98) and Marianna Roy (148) were third. Simon Swanson (98) was fourth. In the Palmer...
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Playbook: Feb. 21
Friday, Feb. 22 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Wasilla High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Swimming: Alaska Age Group Championships at the Kodiak Community Pool, 9 a.m.
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Investigators claimed Wells faked an alibi
James Michael Wells was arraigned in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage on Tuesday for the 2012 murders of Coast Guardsmen Richard Belisle and James “Jim” Hopkins. The affidavit, written by FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Oberlander and released Tuesday, says Wells carefully planned the murders and faked an alibi by claiming he had a flat tire. The document suggests his motive for the murders stemmed from problems a...
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Fortaliza sets bench press record
Jurey Fortaliza powered his way to a new KMXT/Kodiak Athletic Club Bench Press Competition record Saturday at Kodiak High School. Fortaliza pressed his body weight (165 pounds) 29 times to win the event and break Kalani Coyle’s record of 28 set last year. Adelia Myrick captured the women’s half-bodyweight category by muscling 70 pounds up 55 times. Luis Mendez took the men’s half body weight category with 82 repet...
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NLC power rankings: Top spots claimed for NLC tourney
Things are getting interesting with only two regular-season weeks remaining in the high school basketball season. The top two spots in both the boys and girls sides of the Northern Lights Conference have already been clinched, but the third through fifth spots are all up for grabs. Wasilla’s girls and Colony’s boys remain the top teams in this week’s Kodiak Daily Mirror’s NLC power rankings. Girls 1. Wasilla (21-0...
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Austerman gives an update on House activities
The House Finance subcommittees are continuing to review the operating budget and we are all working diligently to reduce its growth. Subcommittees have until March 1 to make their recommendations. The House Finance committee will then adopt a draft budget bill and take public testimony, after which we will review and/or adopt amendments before moving the budget to the full House around March 13. Majority Prioriti...
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