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Ethics rules, term limits would keep officials in line
To the editor: Well, we’ve just seen another do-nothing legislative session. Activity seemed to slouch forward after the scheduled 90-day session ended. But the big issues remained, protected by oil company advocates within the Legislature. The oil tax credit issue remains at the previous level, ...
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In the Courts: May 6
Rachelle Abbott pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. Abbott was fined $500. Russell A. Anderson pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license and proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Anderson was fined $1,000. George Andrew Marshall pleaded...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 6
April 21 At 3:57 a.m., police received a report of people in a vehicle in Dog bay acting suspicious. They were gone when police arrived. At 4:40 a.m., police responded to a subject in an ATM lobby in the 200 block of Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 8:21 a.m., police received a report ...
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Kodiak runners set PRs in quick 800
A trio of Kodiak runners zoomed to personal-best 800-meter times during a mini-meet against Anchorage Christian School Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak’s Jack Hannah won the race with a time of 1 minute, 58.94 seconds, looping off .61 seconds off his previous-best time. Michael Parnell fi...
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Amazing Nature: Velellae go wherever the wind takes them
Spring is here. There are many signs of it and it seems that every person I talk to enjoys a different little delight of spring. Yesterday, I spotted the first blooms of coastal anemones and a tiny violet on the side of Pillar Mountain, and a couple of days ago out on the water the first puffins ...
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ROCKIN’ OUT: Idol with some heart
Carrie Marie Underwood is a U.S. country singer. She won the fourth season of American Idol. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” has sold 7 million copies. Underwood has won an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards, plus many more. In 2007, she won a Grammy for Bes...
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Homeport after 150 years
The Alutiiq Museum celebrates the grand opening of its new Qayat exhibit on Alutiiq maritime traditions Friday during the First Friday Art Walk. A rare Alutiiq kayak from the 1860s that is covered and tied traditionally is the focal point of the exhibit, with a variety of complementary artifacts ...
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Unusual death rate not seen in local otters
In late summer and fall of 2015, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward broke records for the number of calls about stranded sea otters, mostly from the Katchemak Bay area, but the deaths and strandings didn’t extend to Kodiak. “A lot of it is probably due to the fact that they have a good populatio...
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