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Week in Words: Tactful diplomacy not on everyone’s mind
This past weekend, while volunteering to sell donuts at KMXT’s booth during the Kodiak State Fair (which was pretty awesome, by the way), the Rock Island Rollers, our local roller derby team, challenged us to a tug-of-war contest. Just picture it. Public radio nerds vs. the Rock Island Rollers. T...
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Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist takes out 22-year-old school record
One school record has eluded John Lindquist during his 16 years as Kodiak High’s swim coach — the boys’ 100-yard breaststroke. He has had swimmers come close to Ben Millard’s 1994 mark of 59.89 seconds, but none have topped the 22-year-old standard that was set in a preliminary heat at the state ...
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Suspect in series of gun thefts due to change plea
One of two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Aug. 31, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea h...
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Tussles onboard fishing boat lead to arrest
An Anchorage man was arrested in Kodiak late last month after a crewmember accused him of assault while the two worked onboard a fishing vessel in Kodiak waters. According to a trooper report, Kyle Mead, 39, “repeatedly assaulted” a crewmember onboard the fishing vessel Miss Destinee. Mead made t...
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State: Grants to boost opioid research, spread treatment
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has secured nearly $3 million in grant funding annually to combat opioid addiction and overdoses in the state. “Through these federal grants, DHSS will collaborate with all regions to help develop prevention programs, do outreach and public educ...
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Guest Opinion: Making omelets without breaking law
This past week my wife and I traveled to Seattle, where I met with a dietitian at the University of Washington Medical Center. During this meeting the subject of eggs as part of one’s diet came up. Eggs received a divergent evaluation from this adviser. I learned the nutritional value of an egg d...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 7
Landon Liam Lindsey was born at 3:30 on Aug. 27, 2016, to Nick and Ally Lindsey. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Huntsville, Alabama. His father works Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Grandparents are Craig and Denise Lindsey of Huntsvi...
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Alaska Science Forum: Crane’s tricky trachea makes loud statement
UAF FARM FIELDS — Gliding in with their wings folded like paper airplanes, nine Canada geese drop their paddle feet and prepare to land in a corner of this cleared plain. On this early fall day, the birds could use an air traffic controller. Their landing zone of barley stalks is clogged with the...
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