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Oil taxes and corruption: Why vote YES to repeal SB21?
One compelling factor is the despicable politics of how SB21 came to be. Two employees of ConocoPhillips (Senator Meyer and Senator Micciche) voted to pass SB21, giving their employer huge tax breaks. That’s clearly a conflict of interest, folks: It’s a symptom of corruption. Legislators said, “Hey, we followed the rules.” That’s a big, big problem. Had those ConocoPhillips employees not voted, SB21 would have fai...
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Kodiak cost of living data: expensive haircuts, cheap movies
Kodiak has one of the highest costs of living compared with other locales in the U.S., — especially when it comes to haircuts and rentals. Alaska’s cost of living bumped up over in the last year while Kodiak is still ranks as one the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live. According to a report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Economic Development, Alaska was the fourth costliest state in the country, be...
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Kodiak junior all-stars loaded with experience
Coach Dave Smith isn’t concerned about carrying only 10 players on the Kodiak Junior Little League All-Star team. He feels what the team lacks in numbers it makes up for with experience. The team of 13-and 14-year-olds has seven returning starters from last year’s squad that went 5-4 and bowed out of the District I Finals tournament in the quarterfinals. “That helps,” Smith said. Kodiak started District I pool pla...
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Stage and Screen: 'Jersey Boys:' Mediocre film – great music
I’m a Jersey Boy – I was born and grew up in the epicenter of the Garden State. I thought that I knew a great deal about the many characters who came from this hotbed of pop culture and crime. Don’t get me wrong – New Jersey is not the mother lode of organized crime. In spite of the image created by the Sopranos, New Jersey is not teeming with “made men,” wiseguys, hit men and daily whacks. Perhaps it has more tha...
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Majors fall to 1-1
A day after registering its first District I win in three years, the Kodiak Major All-Stars fell flat against Knik. Kodiak mustered only one hit as it fell 13-0 to Knik in a District I pool play baseball game Tuesday evening in Anchorage. Kodiak’s 11-and 12-year-old all-stars dropped to 1-1 in pool play and stand in third-place in the five-team pool. The top four teams advance to the double-elimination District I ...
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Playbook: July 10
Thursday, July 10 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m. Friday, July 11 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Palmer at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:15 p.m. .
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Post 17 splits with Kenai
A second-inning at-bat by Aaron Hocum was what Kodiak Post 17 needed to get things rolling against Kenai. Down 3-1 in the second of two American Legion AA league games, Hocum’s two-out, 11-pitch walk loaded the bases and started Kodiak’s 8-4 comeback victory Saturday at Baranof Field. The win was much needed after Kenai spoiled Kodiak’s Fourth of July by scoring four runs in the final two innings of a 6-5 victory ...
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Playbook: July 9
Wednesday, July 9 Baseball: Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Dimond-West at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m.
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New owners at Island Hydraulics
While Wikipedia defines hydraulics as “a topic in applied science and engineering dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids,” Lucas Baxter sees hydraulics as a world unto itself best off practiced through experience. Baxter and his wife Aimra just took over Island Hydraulics, one of the city’s oldest hydraulics machine shops, in June. He said the shop sells Wexler winches, “probably the best winch on the m...
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Alaska State Trooper report: July 9
Troopers report July 2 • At 10:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash near Mill Bay Beach. A 17-year-old driver with a passenger had pulled out of Mill Bay Beach and was struck by another driver. The driver and passenger of the struck vehicle had minor injuries and were taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the struck vehicle was cited for failing to...
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