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AMHS chief: Ferry future looks gloomy
The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System painted a dim picture of next year’s operating budget, saying he expects a $5 million cut on top of the cuts made over the past two fiscal years. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl made the statement duri...
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Mountain Views: The fun of fouling out
The buzzer goes off, reverberating throughout the North Star gym. The sound takes me back to the basketball part of my youth in a way that a Rusted Root song takes me back to my Ithaca college days. My twin sister, Ella, sits next to me and her mere presence is calming; I’m glad she was able to c...
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Week in Words: Trumping the radicals
The nation has been talking about radicalization a lot this week as we’ve reflected on the act of terror in San Bernardino. “Radical” has a variety of uses. The origin of the word goes back to the Late Latin “radicalis,” which means “of or having roots.” Our word “root” is derived from the simila...
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Cheap oil means tighter belts
As most Alaskans know, a sharp drop in the price of oil over the last year and a half blew a gaping hole in the state’s budget. This year, revenues are expected to cover just 40 percent of our costs. When your family’s income suddenly drops by more than half, you cut spending. That’s exactly what...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 9
Oct. 8 At 2:13 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of several personal checks stolen from a residence while the person was out of state. The checks had been forged and then cashed for $900. A suspect was identified and the investigation continues. A man pleaded guilty to operating Dunge...
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City Public Works projects updates
The Kodiak City Council received an update on the four largest projects the city is working on at Tuesday’s work session. Public Works director Mark Kozak said the compost facility project has gone well, except for a delay in electrical work. He said the city would be accepting the first delivery...
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Dog Bay infrastructure past expected lifespan
Due to wear since original construction in 1982, the city-owned infrastructure in St. Herman Harbor, including pilings and electric cabinets, needs urgent work. “We may have some fairly significant costs just to keep the harbor running before we ultimately replace it,” harbormaster Lon White repo...
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Lindquist competes at Speedo Winter Junior Nationals
When Talon Lindquist entered high school he picked swimming over basketball. It appears he made the right decision. The Kodiak High School sophomore has won four state titles — all in different events — and this week is competing in his second Speedo Winter Junior Championships. The four-day even...
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