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Week in Words: Old right angle becomes new normal
We are increasingly being resigned to what is called “the new normal.” Mass shootings (unrelated to organized crime and gang activity) are now, as pundits say, “normal.” Gun violence is normal: More Americans have died as a result of domestic gun violence since the 1960s than have died in war sin...
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Senior Life: Guest speaker will lay down the law in lectures
The senior center will celebrate Fathers Day at noon Friday with a special lunch to honor those men in our lives. Come and enjoy a great meal with a special dessert and salute fathers. On Friday we will also hold a free training on the ABCs of caregiving. Guest speaker attorney Pamela Kelly will ...
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Alaska state Troopers: June 16
Troopers have received multiple reports from communities around the state of phone scammers identifying themselves as Alaska State Troopers. The scammer explains to the victim that a court date was missed or a warrant has been issued for them or a family member, then asks that the person get prep...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Foam on water a sign of life and death
While sitting in the front of a canoe on a twisty Alaska creek, my daughter asked to steer closer to the riverbank. She wanted to grab some suds. There, caught in the elbows of fallen trees, were quivering mounds of white foam. Foam is floating on most Alaska waterways this summer. Years ago, whe...
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Mooring rates could rise very soon
The Kodiak City Council will consider a rate increase for city harbor mooring after a cost analysis and rate study presented at a work session recommended the change. A council-commissioned study by consultant firm Northern Economics recommended moorage rate increases to cover the operating, main...
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Guest Opinion: Food bank props up business
Recently the borough assembly finalized and passed its 2017 budget, which decreases borough nonprofit funding from $307,500 (2016) to $234,000 (2017), a $73,500 decrease, or about 25 percent. In 2016, the top four nonprofit contributions were the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center ($60,000...
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Healthy Kodiak: Support facing fear helps kids grow strong
Summer vacation is finally here! Kids are everywhere enjoying the great weather and myriad activities Kodiak has to offer. Summer is a great time to reconnect with our kids and get to know their personalities and form relationships with them that will influence them for the rest of their lives. T...
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Coast Guard lifts sick man from cargo vessel
The Coast Guard flew hundreds of miles south to remove a man from a ship and take him to Cold Bay for a medevac flight. The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk flew to about 230 miles from Cold Bay to the Matson vessel Maunawili. The Coast Guard had been notified that a 20-year-old Maine Maritime Academy ca...
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