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Unemployment rate at 6.4 percent in September
JUNEAU — Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in September, down slightly from August’s 6.6 percent. The comparable national rate was 5.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has not shown a clear, sustained trend up or down in 2015. Despite looming economic challenges, the rate does not indicate that the broader economy had been noticeably affected through September. Alaska...
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Kodiakans honored at AFN
Dr. Elise Pletnikoff and Andrew Teuber became President’s Award honorees of the Alaska Federation of Natives this weekend during its annual convention this year held in Anchorage. Though born in Sand Point, Pletnikoff was raised in Kodiak where she attended school while spending her summers fishing in Sand Point and Chignik. Pletnifoff noted she had become interested in science when she was seven and decided then ...
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OPINION: Remembering McCord of Alaska
McCord of Kodiak! Jack McCord! “Man of the North” as best-selling author Rex Beach called him. McCord came to Alaska straight out of high school, drawn north after reading about the exploits of fame gunman Jack Dalton and his Dalton Trail out of Haines. But, by 1907, McCord was hungry and looking for work. He got on with the Alaska Syndicate building a railroad line at the port of Katalla. The railway was in compe...
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Kodiak boys take Palmer Invite
Backed by a dominant performance from sophomore Talon Lindquist, the Kodiak boys breezed to the Palmer Invitational swimming and diving title on Saturday. Lindquist, a two-time state champion last year, won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly with the fastest times recorded in the state this season. He clocked a 1-minute, 54.44-second 200 free style time and went 51.93 in the 100 butterfly, which ranks ninth ...
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GARDEN GATE: Perfect year, season for soil composting
When the United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of the Soils, it wanted to raise the profile of this humble but essential resource — Earth’s own earth. Our (yes, our) soil is at the very heart of successful growing. Yet, while the importance of healthy soil is a truth that’s now universally accepted, it’s often overlooked. I realized this hiccup of understanding when I began teaching organic garden...
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SoHi, Eielson win football titles
Leading Kenai 13-12 at the start of the fourth quarter, Soldotna reeled off three straight touchdowns to seal the medium-school football championship game on Saturday in Anchorage. Meanwhile, in the first game of the day at Dimond Alumni Field, Eielson routed Nikiski, 49-14, in the small-school state championship game. For the Stars, it is their fourth straight medium-school title and 39th consecutive win — 10th t...
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FISH FACTOR: Fish pirates stealing big chunks of catch
Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing accounts for one-fifth of global catches, according to the Global Ocean Commission, valued at $10 billion to $25 billion each year. Last month, at its annual Intergovernmental Consultative Committee meeting held in Portland, Oregon, and after years...
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Wrestlers weathered out
Due to inclement weather, the Kodiak High School wrestling team did not travel to The Altercation in Houston. The Bears will now open their season at this Friday’s West Anchorage Tournament.
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Chief: Police understaffed for rise in drug trafficking
As Kodiak prepares for a November summit on the growing traffic in illegal drugs, Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace doubts if her department can eliminate the town’s drug problem. “I can tell you honestly, it won’t go away,” said Chief Wallace. “Realistically, I need four more people in a drug unit to manage Kodiak’s drug problem.” Currently, the Kodiak Police Department has 11 officers and no dog. The force’s can...
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Hospital lease process to be discussed at end of month
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will be discussing how to proceed with leasing the borough-owned hospital facility this month, according to borough manager Bud Cassidy. “Probably at the next meeting, the assembly is going to either pass a motion or pass a resolution that talks about the process,” Cassidy said. “They haven’t really sat down as a group to really decide, but they’ll do that at the next work sessio...
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