Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Time to close online tax loophole
This week, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that would force online stores with gross sales of $1 million or more to collect sales. In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled a state can only collect taxes on businesses that have physical locations in that state. That’s a big boost for companies like Amazon and eBay, which gain an advantage over businesses that operate locally. The new bill now goes to the House of Represent...
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Playbook: May 10
Friday, May 10 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Homer, 1 p.m.; vs. Wasilla, 7 p.m. at Wasilla. Junior varsity vs. Wasilla, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Service, 5:45 p.m.; vs. Dimond, 7:30 p.m. in Anchorage. Junior varsity vs. South Anchorage, 4 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Nikiski High School; Port Lions at the Region II Championships at Su-Valley High School. Saturday, May 11 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Ken...
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Harbor deaths caused by heroin overdose
More than two weeks after two men were found dead on separate boats in St. Paul and St. Herman harbors, the deaths were declared heroin-related by the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage. David Babarovich, 44, was found dead on the fishing vessel Alaska Patriot at 2:22 a.m. April 19, in St. Herman Harbor, and 12 hours later police received a call reporting the death of Thaddeus Zdobylak Jr., 41, on the fi...
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KHS softball heads to Anchorage
After spending a year away from softball, Kodiak’s Megan Pyles is making up for lost time. Through the first eight games of the season, Pyles has cemented herself in the middle of the Bears’ batting order. The junior sports the team’s second-highest batting average at .412 (7 for 17), with five runs batted in and four runs scored. “I had struggles with hitting right when we got started, but it got better at the Si...
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Blotter: May 9
Sunday, May 5 • At 12:23 a.m., officers received several reports of a man causing problems. The man reportedly broke a window, scared people and took their money. He was involuntarily taken into protective custody to the hospital. Charges are pending. • At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported seeing a vehicle hit a pole. The car was gone when officers arrived. • At 1:08 a.m., a caller reported hearing yelling and screami...
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Borough will discuss employee pay and benefits
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will tackle the issue of employees’ pay and benefits at a work session beginning 7:30 p.m. tonight. Assembly members will hear from Fox Lawson & Associates, which will present the results of a study measuring whether or not public employees’ pay is competitive with market averages. Preliminary results of the study, posted on the borough’s website, indicate the borough is competit...
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The good old days are gone
To the Editor: How’s this for honesty? We have morons for politicians, being greedy and lying to the people all the time. Propaganda, cold wars, hot wars and drugs are going to bring our country to its knees. The exhaustion and bankruptcy of our minds. The drug problem is going to add fuel to our disaster. Drugs are being poured out on the open market for our youth. We will find that the leadership of tomorrow is ...
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Downtown mall has become an unwelcoming place
To the Editor: I, along with many other people, work on the mall. We have become increasingly distressed at the unsavory environment there, and the situation is only getting worse. The core problem is that some of our town’s more unfortunate citizens are allowed to loiter, be drunk in public, and pester workers and patrons of the local businesses with impunity. This spring we have seen an escalation to include sex...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 9
Wednesday, May 1 At 5:02 p.m., a 69-year-old Kodiak man reported he had parts stolen from a vehicle stored on his property at mile 30 on Chiniak Highway. The value of the parts is $70. Anyone with information concerning the theft may contact Alaska State Troopers Kodiak post at 486-4121. Saturday, May 4 A Kodiak couple reported they had jewelry stolen from their home on Aviation Loop in Kodiak. The value of the je...
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Russian bombers near Aleutians
A pair of Russian strategic bombers conducted flights near the Aleutian Islands last week, causing the Air Force to scramble F-22 fighters. According to the Washington Free Beacon, which first reported on the incident, two H-model Bear bombers were intercepted as they entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone, an area of radar-monitored space extending 200 miles from Alaska’s coast. The bombers turned aro...
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