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Week in Words: Sizing up right amount of privacy
A phrase that has been circulating around our public discourse over the past few weeks has been “right-size government.” Other Alaska journalists have written columns and tweets criticizing the term, disclosing its rhetorical vapidity. But let’s take a look at the words themselves. “Right” has many different functions in the English language. It is a noun, verb and adverb, but what we’re interested in is “right” a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 25
Feb. 22 At 2:16 a.m., police warned a driver in the 400 block of Island Lake Road for a vehicle impairment issue. At 7:33 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Mill Bay Road for failing to use a turn signal. At 9:31 a.m., a driver reported he accidentally hit another vehicle in the 700 block of East Marine Way with his and wanted it logged for insurance purposes. At 10:40 a.m., a caller reported a neigh...
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NOAA study gives baseline of Alaska communities
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has created a baseline to assess how coastal communities across the U.S. might react to change. “This is the first time that NOAA Fisheries has used ‘quantitative’ indicators for this type of assessment in Alaska,” according to NOAA. “Scientists hope to provide marine resource managers with a scientifically sound rapid assessment of community resiliency over time.” ...
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Sabado rewarded for staying in program
With 4 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in Friday’s boys basketball game against Palmer, Kodiak’s Juwan Sabado hit a floater in the lane. To the normal observer it was just a bucket that trimmed Palmer’s to 14 points. It meant more than that to Sabado. It was the senior’s first career varsity points. “I kind of just threw it up there hoping it would go in,” Sabado said before Tuesday’s practice. “Once I saw it go in ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 25
Feb. 6 At approximately 1:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers located an unmarked subsistence shellfish pot in Danger Bay. The owner was located through an investigation. The 51-year-old Kodiak man was issued a citation for failing to properly mark his subsistence gear. Bail was set at $110.00. Feb. 17 At approximately 9:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation....
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 25
QUESTION: The Kodiak High School baseball team won the 2004 state title with an extra-inning win over Chugiak. Who were the three Bears named to the all-tournament team? WEDNESDAY’S ANSWER: The Kodiak boys basketball team defeated Colony, 56-50, in the 2014 Northern Lights Conference championship game. The Bears topped Wasilla, 58-42, in the semifinals.
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Local Results: Feb. 25
City League Basketball Monday, Feb. 22 RC 66, Nets 47 Donnell Diesta 20 points, Rex Boado 14, Tyson Miranda 11, Eli Dearduff 10, Tj Agmata 5, Ace Sumera 4 and Alife Agmata 2 for RC. Chris Peters 19 points, Avery Javier 11, John Anderson 6, Ryan Gabor 5, Jeff Miranda 4 and JR Gimeno 2 for Nets. St. Innocent’s 70, St.Herman’s 52 Tristen Amodo 27 points, Anton Gonopolskiy 14, John Hartung 11, Aldon Hoyle 10 and Alexs...
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Birthday bears: Rescued cubs adapt to life in Wisconsin
Two rescued bear cubs from Kodiak spent their first birthday eating a cake made of blood and licking grape jelly in Wisconsin. Munsey and Boda arrived at Wildwood Park and Zoo in Wisconsin in October 2015 after leaving Kodiak in May and spending the summer and early fall at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the two cubs and a third sibling were rescued by workers at ...
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City expects more from sales tax next year
The Kodiak City Council discussed projected revenue and expense projections for fiscal year 2017 at a council work session Tuesday evening. FInance director Kelly Mayes, showed the council an expected increase of 1 percent in revenue and an expected decrease of 13 percent in expenses compared to the current year budget. The projections are based on a forecast model using the current year budget and audited financi...
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Kodiak’s mixed-bag economy
After about a year on the market, a mainstay business in downtown Kodiak may have found a buyer. On Tuesday, Russian Heritage Inn manager Elke Carros learned that the hotel’s owners have reached an agreement with an interested party. Businesses like hotels might have an advantage in the current economic climate. “Tourism is kind of a bright spot,” said Trevor Brown, executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Comm...
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