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Why I’m restoring Alaska Hire requirements
On June 10, my administration issued an Alaska Hire determination to require that Alaskans get at least 90 percent of jobs on state public projects. At a time when our capital budgets are severely constricted, it doesn’t make sense to spend our limited Alaska tax dollars paying the salaries of out of state residents. Conversely, requiring Alaska Hire is good public policy and will help Alaska’s economy. For many y...
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In the Courts: June 12
Emil W. Charliaga pleaded refusal of breath test. Charliaga was sentenced to 180 days in jail (177 suspended) and fined $4,000 ($2,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and required to use an ignition interlock device for six months after regaining the license and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for three years. Robin E. Chya plea...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 12
June 2 Around 12:46 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:08 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. At 1:14 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 1:17 a.m., a man on Marine Way was cited for having an open container. At 1:50 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance. At 2:54 a.m., a 9...
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Thomet, Fried to run in Oregon
A pair of runners off of the Kodiak boys track and field state championship will be running in Oregon over the weekend. Graduated seniors Levi Thomet and Levi Fried will be participating in the Portland Track Festival, a two-day meet that begins Saturday at Lewis and Clark College. Thomet, the state record-holder in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, will be running in the high school boys invitational mile that sta...
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Utterly shocked to see stranded marine mammal
Last weekend, I found a dead baby sea otter on a beach while kayaking around the harbor. I took several photos and knew I should report it, but wasn’t exactly sure where. I searched online and found results for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. I didn’t know where would be best, but ultimately decided to go with an ADF&G contact. I sent off the ...
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Run for Rescue Saturday
The fourth Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Moldova and Tajikistan from slave labor an...
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Alaska One Realty, Westward Seafoods collaborate to help shelter expansion
Alaska One Realty and Westward Seafoods Inc. have joined forces to donate furnishings from a Westward property to help furnish the expansion of the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center. The property, formerly employee housing, contains several beds and other furnishings, according to an Alaska One Realty news release. Alaska One Realtor Lisa Zeimer, who is handling the sale of Westward’s properties following ...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Plenty of fruits native to Kodiak are berry sweet
Nibbles of sugar are waiting just outside your door. Juicy salmonberries, blueberries, lingonberries and raspberries speckle the landscape. In the next few weeks you'll see people stopped on the sides of trails with buckets at their feet and berry-stained mouths. Salmonberries are one of the few fruits native to Kodiak and thrive in almost any environment on the island. Look for salmonberries under spruce forests,...
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NOAA seeks information on Steller sea lions killed near Cordova
On June 1, NOAA Fisheries received a report of several dead Steller sea lions on a beach near Cordova. With operational assistance from a District 17 US Coast Guard helicopter crew, NOAA biologists and law enforcement personnel visited the site where several dead marine mammals were found with wounds indicating they had been deliberately killed. NOAA officials seek information from anyone with details of this inci...
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Seeing things in a new light
I went totally retro on Wednesday, and put pen to paper, stamp to envelope, and card in mailbox to my 96-year-old mother-in-law in Grizzard, Virginia, who just fell and broke her hip. Not to worry, though. She had already conquered the stairs in her first week of rehab, so she'll be going home very soon. What put me in such a retro mood was not just wanting to send her a handwritten card, which she cherishes as mu...
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