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Defense attorney argues no intent in Kodiak child-porn case
Sentencing hearing continued Wednesday in a child pornography case involving a Kodiak man who allegedly downloaded more than 20,000 adult images five years ago. Rudyard Ramos, 49, was indicted in 2012 on nine child pornography counts, after the child images were downloaded together with the thousands of adult photos. A jury found Ramos guilty in January. During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Judge Steve Cole said...
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Stevens backs Walker’s unilateral move to expand Medicaid
Sen. Gary Stevens said Wednesday he supports Gov. Bill Walker’s intention to accept federal money to expand Medicaid in Alaska despite criticisms from the Republican-majority legislature. “I think there are so many good things about it,” said Stevens, R-Kodiak, referring to Walker’s plan to augment the public health insurance. “There will be a lot of jobs created in the medical field,” among other benefits, he sai...
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
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Two assembly applications received, one withdrawn
The Kodiak Island Borough received two applications for a vacancy on the assembly from Dennis Symmons and Mel Stephens, but Stephens has since withdrawn himself from consideration. The assembly is scheduled to interview applicants at their July 30 special meeting before appointing an applicant who will then immediately take the oath of office. On his application, Symmons included a statement that said he cared abo...
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Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Kodiak
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevaced an 83 year-old man experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack aboard a cruise ship about 70 miles east of Kodiak Island on Wednesday, a Coast Guard news release said. The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, along with a nurse from the ship, and transferred them to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station Kodiak, the release said....
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Walmart back to normal business after bomb threat
Police responded to a bomb threat Wednesday at the Kodiak Walmart, blocking off the entrance and evacuating employees while law-enforcement officers checked for explosives. “As a precaution, the store was evacuated while the threat was assessed,” a Kodiak Police Department news release said. “After a search of the store, it was turned over to the Store Manager.” Police did not find explosives and the store immedia...
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
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Shelikof, Rezanof, Baranof represent racial aggression, colonialist atrocity
To the Editor, In light of South Carolina’s decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from state-sponsored public display, and Juneau’s and UAF’s removal of Mississippi’s state flag which features the battle flag (though strangely no campaign to remove Georgia’s state flag, which is an homage to the first flag of the Confederacy called the “stars and bars”), local communities should take this moment of nation...
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Grant received for more debris cleanup
As the lot Island Trails Network uses to store their marine debris emptied last week, the organization was notified they had received a grant to start filling it up again. ITN applied for and received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to collect, remove and analyze debris from Shuyak Island just north of Afognak Island. The cleanup will take place in two eight-week segments, one in s...
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