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State law OKs unions, exemptions
On Oct. 4, Kodiak residents will decide whether to extend to city employees the right to unionize for collective bargaining. An affirmative vote on city Proposition 1 would end the city’s exemption from the state’s Public Employment Relations Act. Adopted by the state Legislature in June 1972, PERA recognizes public employees’ right to organize. According to the statute, “Public employees may self-organize and for...
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Arnold steps down as KHS baseball coach
The man who guided Kodiak High School’s baseball team to a pair of state tournament appearances is leaving the program. On Monday, James Arnold announced he stepped down, ending a four-year run as head coach of the Bears. “It’s about the kids and I think that right now they could use some new leadership,” he said. “I have had so much fun and made so many memories; I’m excited for the young players.” Arnold had big...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 15
Sept. 3 At approximately 5:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a home invasion involving a sexual assault. Subsequent investigation revealed that a 22-year-old Kodiak man had broke through the front door of his ex-girlfriend›s residence and sexually assaulted her. During the incident, he also physically assaulted her and broke her phone while she was trying to report the incident to AST dispatc...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 15
July 25 At 5 a.m., a person reported minor vehicle accident in the 900 block of Thorsheim Street. A woman was cited for driving without a license. At 9 a.m., a woman in the 200 block of Thorsheim Street reported her wallet was stolen and someone used her credit cards. At 12 p.m., police pulled over a vehicle with a seemingly lost driver in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. He was lost and police gave him directions...
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Special Olympics athletes snag medals
Kodiak’s Special Olympics scored three gold medals at the fall tournament that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Amy Canavan partnered with Tawny Saylor and Aharon Dolph teamed with James Glenn to win gold in golf alternate shot team play. Canavan and Saylor shot a 141 over 18 holes, while Dolph and Glenn recorded a 119 at the Anchorage Golf Course. Bernie Graham and Glenda Fernandez picked up a gold in bocce unified...
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Byler’s new trial motion unsealed
The court has unsealed Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial, in which the former strip club operator alleges an investigating agent tampered with evidence and committed perjury. Byler was convicted in late 2015 of illegal dumping from the former crabbing vessel converted into a floating bar, grill and strip club and making false statements. In a response to the motion, the U.S. government dismi...
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Playbook: Sept. 15
Thursday, Sept. 15 Volleyball: Kodiak vs Sitka, 4 p.m., and Mt. Edgecumbe, 7 p.m., in Sitka. Friday, Sept. 16 Cross country: Kodiak vs. Anchorage Christian at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Middle school girls, 4 p.m.; middle school boys, 4:30 p.m. high school girlas, 5 p.m.; high school boys, 5:40 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe, 4 p.m., and Sitka, 7 p.m., in Sitka. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cross cou...
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Stock Car Shootout returns for second year
The inaugural Stock Car Shootout was so popular last year that the Kodiak Island Racing Association is bringing it back. The second edition of the event is this Saturday and Sunday at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Both days begin at 3 p.m. The event features local drivers and drivers from the Twin City Raceway on the Kenai Peninsula. Six late-model cars and two hobby stock cars from the Kenai will join the local cars...
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Special Olympics athletes snag medals
Kodiak’s Special Olympics scored three gold medals at the fall tournament that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Amy Canavan partnered with Tawny Saylor and Aharon Dolph teamed with James Glenn to win gold in golf alternate shot team play. Canavan and Saylor shot a 141 over 18 holes, while Dolph and Glenn recorded a 119 at the Anchorage Golf Course. Bernie Graham and Glenda Fernandez picked up a gold in bocce unified...
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Week in Words: A charitable view of deplorable lung ills
Deplorable” just might be the word of the week. This weekend, referring to the unprecedented slate of white supremacists, misogynists and bigots who have voiced their support for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton labeled this group “a basket of deplorables.” “Deplorable” joined the English language around 1610 from the French word of the same spelling, which derives directly from the Late Latin ”deplorabilis.” The bas...
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