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Fact check Part 2: Collective Bargaining
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the second in a series of articles this week in which the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to Teams...
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Kodiak football finishes season on GCI
Kodiak is not headed to the playoffs, but it will have a statewide audience for its final football game of the 2016 season. The Bears’ season finale at Eagle River will be broadcast live on GCI Channel 1 (HD 999). The game starts at noon on Saturday. “That’s the one thing about Kodiak football, when you are on the road you don’t get much recognition,” Kodiak coach Bill McGuire said. “It is really nice to have this...
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NOAA ship updating Uganik Bay soundings
Updating 100-year-old navigational information, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago. It’s part of a multiyear project to correct the charts used by mariners, said Capt. E.J. Van Den Ameele, commanding officer of the surveying vessel, the Rainier. The 50-member crew of the 231-foot NOAA vessel uses a shallow-water, multi-beam...
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Fact check Part 2: Collective bargaining
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the second in a series of articles this week in which the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to Teams...
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Council candidates eager for more service
The Kodiak City Council will have two three-year seats, currently occupied by council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon, on the ballot in the upcoming municipal election. The incumbents are running unopposed. Municipal elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Charlie Davidson Davidson was first elected to the city council in 1993 and served until 2005. He briefly filled a vacant position from ...
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Week in Words: Cousins getting together for a beat-down
A historic night, this past Monday night, to say the least. One of the largest television audiences ever tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “Debate” has been around since about the 14th century, and in English it still means to “quarrel,” “dispute,” or, in some more polite circumstances, “discuss” and “deliberate.” But, really, who would tune in to watch a “pr...
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Kodiak tennis takes regions
For the first eight years in program history, Kodiak tennis was the default Region III champion. That’s because Kodiak was the only school in the region that fielded a tennis team. The Bears can finally say they earned it. Backed by two regional champions, Kodiak captured the team title at the Region III Championships Wednesday in Anchorage. “It’s the first time that we actually won regions. What can I say? I’m ec...
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Week in Words: Cousins getting together for a beat-down
A historic night, this past Monday night, to say the least. One of the largest television audiences ever tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “Debate” has been around since about the 14th century, and in English it still means to “quarrel,” “dispute,” or, in some more polite circumstances, “discuss” and “deliberate.” But, really, who would tune in to watch a “pr...
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Visitor numbers up for summer of ’16
This year Kodiak’s cruising tourists increased by one-third from 2015 numbers. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, 21,386 cruise ship passengers visited Kodiak in 2016, compared to 14,076 in 2015. McCarthy attributes the increase to larger cruise ships than normal visiting Kodiak. Fourteen ships visited Kodiak this summer, one less than planned, due to a cancelation. Numbers of non-c...
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Guest Opinion: Smaller dividends are painful but prudent
Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost local businesses and increase local tax revenues. At the same time, I am keenly aware that many Alaskans are disappointed – and some are angry – about the size of this yea...
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