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Capitol Report for March 28, 2014
Hello again from Juneau. Just a few weeks remain in this year’s legislative session and though some busy days are still ahead for the Senate and House, we are on pace for adjournment on Sunday, April 20. Two of the biggest bills still under consideration are the operating (HB 266 and 267) and capital budget (SB 119) bills. The Senate version of the fiscal year 2015 operating budget should face a Senate floor vote ...
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Deadlines loom for Obamacare, PFDs
Deadlines to buy a healthcare plan under Obamacare and to file for the 2014 PFD happen on Monday, with penalties looming for the uninsured and state payouts for on-time filers targeted for Oct. 2. On March 31, under the Federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, open enrollment ends for 2014 to purchase a plan in the health insurance marketplace. With a few exceptions, most people will have to show that...
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KHS cheer squad places second at state
Facing the possibility of not having a coach, Cory Brose stepped up to lead Kodiak High School’s cheerleading squad. Months later, her team rewarded her with a runner-up finish in the time-out cheer division at the state cheerleading competition staged last week in Anchorage. “I’m absolutely ecstatic that we made second place,” Brose said. “I think the highest that they have done before is third place.” The time-o...
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Coast Guard double murder trial to begin Monday
The trial of James Michael Wells, charged in the tragic double homicide of two fellow Coast Guard colleagues in 2012, begins next week, with a number of government witnesses, Wells’ wife’s blue SUV, a missing murder weapon, the integrity of the government’s witnesses, and a fateful flat tire is expected to take a prominent role in the case. The prosecution has said that it will not seek the death penalty against W...
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In the courts: March 28
Driving under the influence • Paul James McCabe, 24, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence or refusal to submit to chemical test. McCabe was sentenced to 90 days in jail (87 days suspended), and was fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended). McCabe will be on probation for two years. • Brandon K. Johnson, 22, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence or refusal to submit to chemical test. Johnson was sentenced t...
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Amazing Nature: Students meet giant pacific octopus at Ocean Science Discovery Lab
Students meet Giant Pacific Octopus at Ocean Science Discovery Lab Spring is an exciting time on land as well as in the ocean and along its shores. It’s a time to bundle up and take the kids out to explore the excitement of the waking of life and the birth of a new summer. Seaweeds, plankton, small boneless animals and fishes, and large marine mammals all are part of this cycle of life, which gets reenergized ever...
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Todd Hailey encourages youth to own their faith
If Todd Hailey could pick a theme for his Church of the Nazarene youth group, it would go something like this, “Know your faith and let it shine.” Hailey encourages kids to serve the community in the name of Christ. For the past two years he has led the youth in a Christmas “sock drive” for the Brother Francis Shelter. Hailey got the idea to serve the community in this way while he was hosting his Oldies Show at K...
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Parks and Rec: March 28
EARTH DAY TRIATHLON The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and ...
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Rock Island Rollers prepare for Saturday bout
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The Rock Island Rollers first bout of 2014 is Saturday. The Kodiak roller derby team is splitting into two teams, the Xtratuffs and the Fireweed Honeys, and scrimmaging each other starting at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. A vendor village in the middle school auditorium also begins at 5 p.m., while Island Style Entertainment will provide the music. The bout is divi...
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Kodiak hoops squads to be honored Saturday
A basketball extravaganza will take place Saturday at Kodiak High School. First, the Kodiak Rotary Club is sponsoring a “Meet the Team” event at 2:30 p.m. The event will give Kodiak residents a chance to celebrate the KHS girls and boys basketball seasons. The girls finished perfect with a 27-0 record and captured the program’s first state title since 1981, while the boys finished tied for seventh with a 16-11 mar...
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