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Kids ages 12 to 15 are now able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced in a press release this week. 

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For most of her professional career, Jena Lowmaster has worked in corporate America. But after more than 10 years at companies like Google, Apple and big public relations firms, she decided she needed a change.

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Despite the steady rain on Saturday morning, a number of hearty Kodiakans stopped by the high school parking lot to pick up yellow trash bags and take part in the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Cleanup Day. Before heading out, participants picked the roads they wanted to clean, which…

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Kodiak tribal members from the Native Village of Afognak and Tangirnaq Native Village have received their first batches of lettuce produced using local hydroponic growing containers. 

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A group of more than 60 seafood industry leaders throughout the U.S. signed a letter to Congress on May 5 asking for $25 million to develop a National Seafood Council to help promote their products. 

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When St. Mary’s School closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the end of 2020, a group of parents had their children finish the school year with virtual classes. However, they felt their children did not thrive in that environment. 

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For the first time in more than a decade, the Kodiak Island School Board has approved changes to the math curriculum in an effort to boost test scores. 

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I have lots of stories I could share that demonstrate my mom’s love for me. But my favorite is the story of the year-long experience we shared delivering papers when I was 13 years old.

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Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened up a seasonal aviation support facility on May 1 in Cordova to prepare for summer fisheries. The alternate facility helps reduce the response time to the Gulf of Alaska in anticipation of increased maritime activity in summer. Air Station Kodiak ha…

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Two elderly widows who were best friends needed help to pay their rent, which they could only afford by skipping decent meals. After days living off little more than oatmeal and coffee, they finally went to the Kodiak Brother Francis Shelter for help.

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The Kodiak City Council is considering paying bonuses to city staff while holding off on pay raises until the next fiscal year.

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The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has approved changes to its public input process after “instances of profanity or threats” were included in comments at a recent meeting.

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The Kodiak Island Borough School District is currently planning on holding an in-person graduation ceremony for seniors at Kodiak High School on May 30, as long as positive COVID-19 cases remain low on the island.

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A recent video posted on Discover Kodiak’s social media pages showed a bear meandering through Lake Louise housing, opening car doors in search of food. The message was clear: The season of high bear activity has begun. 

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At noon Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration will open an aid program for restaurants that have suffered economic losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration begins Friday at 9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Advocates for sexual assault victims in Alaska are backing a new state bill that aims to change the definition of consent, a move that could increase the prosecution of rape cases in the state. 

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When Adam Leggett spoke to students recently about what they wanted to be when they grew up, he was surprised to hear that many of them had their eyes set on careers as YouTube stars. 

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The Alaska Marine Highway System’s budget is slated to receive $76 million in federal COVID-19 pandemic aid to forward-fund ferry service for the next 18 months and help create long-term financial stability. 

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The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro was decommissioned during a ceremony on Saturday at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Commissioned in 1971, Douglas Munro was the Coast Guard’s last remaining 378-foot Hamilton-class high endurance cutter. 

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Business has skyrocketed at the Kodiak Shipyard during the eight months since Highmark Marine Fabrication took over operations at the facility, the owner of the company said last week.  

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The Douglas Munro, the last of the high-endurance U.S. Coast Guard cutters, was decommissioned in Kodiak on Saturday, an event that attracted high-level Coast Guard officials and state legislators to the island.  

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Many local residents have expressed concerns that a recently proposed development project near Spruce Cape could negatively impact the quality of life for residents in the surrounding areas. 

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Today marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. During the next two weeks, several organizations in Kodiak are hosting events aimed at cleaning up the environment around the island.  

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Kids show their creations for the 4-H Marine Debris Fish Project, on display April 19-23 outside the Kodiak History Museum and the Kodiak Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. For the project, Kodiak 4-H partnered with Alaska Sea Grant to bring local kids the opportunity to come together, clean up…

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has OK’d a $2.3 million project to fix a retaining wall leased to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. 

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Since it opened 10 years ago, the Kodiak Child Advocacy Center has helped 548 children in its fight against child abuse. 

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An insurance company is suing the F/V Alaska Eagle for damages months after the vessel was involved in a collision on the Kupreanof Strait near Whale Island. The accident, which occurred in August, caused a nearby salmon boat to capsize. 

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Every year, victim service providers in the United States depend on funding allocated through the federal Victims of Crime Act program to operate. 

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When Laine Welch graduated from Harvard University with a master’s degree in education, she wanted to become a textbook publisher. But after facing difficulty finding a job in her preferred field, she ended up landing a position writing for radio. 

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Some of Kodiak’s subsistence fishermen have missed out on fishing trips during the past year because of COVID-19 restrictions, making it challenging to provide for their families.

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The 2019 gray whale unusual mortality event, indicating significant die-offs of the mammal’s population, has been extended for a third year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

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Charito Boatwright opened her most recent business endeavor, the Caboose Bar B Que food truck, in the summer of 2016, inspired by the soul food restaurant where she worked when she still lived in the Philippines.