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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 29
Feb. 23 At 3:07 a.m., police helped get a disabled vehicle off the road in the 2900 block of Mill Bay Road. At 3:23 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Woody Way Loop area. At 3:53 a.m., police warned a driver in the Mill Bay Road and Birch Street area for not using a turn signal. At 4:07 a.m., police stopped a driver for poor lane control in the East Rezanof Drive and Mill Bay Road...
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JUNEAU UPDATE: Bill seeks relief from fuel tax
Hello from Juneau! It’s been an interesting and productive session so far! As I have been reporting from the beginning of this session, our legislative priority has been establishing a workable budget for 2017 and a sustainable financial plan. This is a unique position for the state; we’re in uncharted water. With that, here’s another chance for you to let your voice be heard and to offer up suggestions you may ha...
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KHS boys drop two to Wasilla
Two quarters kept Kodiak from picking up its first Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory of the season. The Bears dropped a 43-33 decision to Wasilla on Friday and followed with a 67-40 loss to the Warriors on Saturday. Kodiak was outscored 16-5 in the second quarter of Friday’s game and 18-8 in the third quarter of Saturday’s game. The Bears finished the regular season with an 0-10 NLC record, 2-20 o...
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Local Results: Feb. 29
City League Basketball Thursday, Feb. 25 RC 68, Trailblazers 51 TJ Agmata 23 points, Donnell Diesta 15, Jefferson Miranda 13, Eli Deardruff 10, Alfie Agmata 4 and Ace Sumera 3 for RC. Brian Parnell 19 points, Jo Putnam 10, Darren Luzano 9, Bill McGuire 5, Josh Desmaras 4 and Corey Gronn 4 for Trailblazers. PKIMC 65, Local Electric 59 Curtis Mortenson 22 points, Adrienne Chambers 18, Jason Chambers 12, Nick Caldero...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 29
QUESTION: What Alaska high school did Wasilla girls basketball coach Jeannie Herbert-Truax graduate from? FRIDAY’S ANSWER: Kodiak’s Joanna Garcia was named the 2011 Northern Lights Conference girls most valuable player despite Kodiak posting a 3-7 conference record. The senior guard averaged 10.3 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals a game. After high school, Garcia played one year for Morton Colle...
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Broader choice for birthing
Pregnancy comes with a lot of decisions, including what type of birth to have and who should be part of that special moment. One option available is having a doula. Doulas provide physical and emotional support for the mom and the birth partner. While no training is necessary to act as a doula, training and certificates are available, Zoya Saltonstall said. Saltonstall has taught childbirth classes for 10 years an...
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Assembly heads to Chiniak this weekend
The Chiniak community and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will meet Saturday to talk about burned trees in the area, a new library, and service districts. First on the agenda is an update on the Chiniak Library, which also served as an evacuation shelter in case of a tsunami. The library was destroyed in the late August Twin Creeks Fire, but insurance will cover the cost to rebuild it. According to a memo inclu...
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Borough, city revising analyst contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council want to move ahead on a contract with their fisheries analyst and directed their managers to update the contract. On Wednesday, the two bodies sat down together for the first time since disagreements arose over a contract with Heather McCarty, the analyst for the joint city and borough Fisheries Work Group. McCarty has held the job for two years and the co...
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Coast Guard looking for new recruits
The United States Coast Guard is beefing up recruitment, including in Alaska. “Looking at the challenges we’re facing in the world today, ladies and gentlemen, you’re going to need a bigger Coast Guard,” Admiral Paul Zukunft, commanding officer of the service, said in his second State of the Coast Guard address, Tuesday Washington, D.C. Chief Petty Officer George Hoelzel, recruiter in charge at the Coast Guard’s A...
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KDM Editorial: No room people in parties
Last Thursday, the Daily Mirror reported that Sen. Lisa Murkowski wanted the Senate to carry out its normal “advise and consent” function with the appointment of Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme Court. One day later, we had to report that she changed her stance and now backs the play of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Charles Grassley to block any appoin...
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