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Sen. Begich unveils bill aimed at helping Coast Guardsmen
Sen. Mark Begich has proposed new legislation to boost child care and education benefits for Coast Guardsmen and their dependents. The Coast Guard Quality of Life bill (S.1760) calls for increased oversight of child care centers at Coast Guard bases, provides tuition assistance to the spouses of ...
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Sega claims Lancer Smith title
Heavyweight Leo Sega emerged as Kodiak’s only champion at Saturday’s Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament in Palmer. Sega, last year’s 4A state heavyweight champion, edged Palmer’s Ben Button 3-2 in the championship match. Button pinned Sega in the third round at last week’s Peninsula Duals...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 26
Thursday, Nov. 21 • At 2:56 a.m., a caller reported a subject was looking into vehicles on Rezanof Drive. • At 3:38 a.m., a man was arrested for criminal trespass. • At 10:11 a.m., a caller reported receiving a fake $20 bill. • At 7:50 p.m., a caller on Zentner Street reported a loud bang that ra...
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Garden Gate: Amaryllis bulbs are a perfect holiday gift
Never mind the tinsel and fake Christmas trees: When boxes of Amaryllis bulbs start showing up in the stores, I know Christmas is around the corner. And if you treat the flowers right, they’ll bloom next Christmas. The baseball-sized bulbs that arrive in a colorful boxes are the perfect gift for ...
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Teacher Spotlight: Mixing music and exercise
It’s Laura Smelser’s job to enliven kids through music and exercise. Smelser works as a teacher at Peterson Elementary School where she has dual roles as the music and physical education teacher. She moved to Kodiak in August 2012, and started out as a long-term substitute for Kodiak High School,...
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Fish Factor: Delving deeper into state’s fisheries statistics
More Alaskans are taking to the fishing life, as indicated by upward ticks in harvesting jobs for three years running. That’s according to the November Alaska Economic Trends report from the state labor department, which provides a look at the numbers of boots on deck by region and fishery. A fir...
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Parties claim progress in GCI-KTUU talks
KTUU-TV is still absent from the televisions of GCI cable customers, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel for those awaiting its return. On Friday, KTUU and GCI each announced “substantial progress” in negotiations to settle their dispute. The announcements also stated that Juneau and ...
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Kodiak October unemployment rate lower than 2012
Kodiak’s October unemployment rate is lower than it was in 2012, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. According to statistics released Friday, Kodiak’s unadjusted October unemployment figures reached 4.8 percent, down from the October 2012 rate of 5.4 percent. Ko...
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