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Oil taxes and corruption: Why vote YES to repeal SB21?
One compelling factor is the despicable politics of how SB21 came to be. Two employees of ConocoPhillips (Senator Meyer and Senator Micciche) voted to pass SB21, giving their employer huge tax breaks. That’s clearly a conflict of interest, folks: It’s a symptom of corruption. Legislators said, “Hey, we followed the rules.” That’s a big, big problem. Had those ConocoPhillips employees not voted, SB21 would have fai...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 10
June 24 • At 12:44 a.m., police cited a man for driving with studded tires on Shelikof Street. • Around 1:16 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 3:25 a.m., a bear raided a trashcan in the 2000 block of Mill Bay Road and then fled into the woods. • At 11:15 a.m., police warned a driver on Larch Street for having a brake light out and not stopping completely at a stop sign. • At 12:23 p.m., officers...
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Local photographer uses unique frames
Local photographer Dake Schmidt wanted new frames for his work. He found them in old windows and portholes. That task, he reports, has been complicated by a scarcity of frame materials. “I’ll never make a piece exactly like them again because you don’t have the same frame or the same looking portholes. They’re all originals,” Schmidt told the Mirror. Schmidt is Harborside Fly By’s featured artist for July. This is...
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Stage and Screen: 'Jersey Boys:' Mediocre film – great music
I’m a Jersey Boy – I was born and grew up in the epicenter of the Garden State. I thought that I knew a great deal about the many characters who came from this hotbed of pop culture and crime. Don’t get me wrong – New Jersey is not the mother lode of organized crime. In spite of the image created by the Sopranos, New Jersey is not teeming with “made men,” wiseguys, hit men and daily whacks. Perhaps it has more tha...
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Majors fall to 1-1
A day after registering its first District I win in three years, the Kodiak Major All-Stars fell flat against Knik. Kodiak mustered only one hit as it fell 13-0 to Knik in a District I pool play baseball game Tuesday evening in Anchorage. Kodiak’s 11-and 12-year-old all-stars dropped to 1-1 in pool play and stand in third-place in the five-team pool. The top four teams advance to the double-elimination District I ...
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Playbook: July 10
Thursday, July 10 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m. Friday, July 11 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Palmer at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:15 p.m. .
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Post 17 splits with Kenai
A second-inning at-bat by Aaron Hocum was what Kodiak Post 17 needed to get things rolling against Kenai. Down 3-1 in the second of two American Legion AA league games, Hocum’s two-out, 11-pitch walk loaded the bases and started Kodiak’s 8-4 comeback victory Saturday at Baranof Field. The win was much needed after Kenai spoiled Kodiak’s Fourth of July by scoring four runs in the final two innings of a 6-5 victory ...
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Majors net win
Kodiak’s Major All-Star Little League team will not go winless this year. In the first game of District I pool play, Kodiak defeated Nunaka Valley-City View, 8-7, on Monday night in Anchorage. Nathan James led Kodiak’s nine-hit attack with a triple, a single and four RBIs. Lars Hanson added a double and a single. Last season, Kodiak’s group of 11-and 12-year-olds went 0-4 in District I pool play. With mostly the s...
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Dunbar makes pro debut
Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar clocked his second mile under four minutes in his professional debut Tuesday in Ireland. Running in the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, Dunbar ran the mile in 3 minutes, 57.19 seconds. He finished third behind two other Americans Merber Kyle (3:56.72) and Masters Riley (3:56.75). Last July, Dunbar became the first Alaskan to run a sub-4 mile by clocking a 3:59.06 in a meet in ...
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Troopers make July 4 meth and pot bust
Alaska State Troopers reported Tuesday a significant drug bust after a traffic stop, bringing the total of seized drugs value to $300,000 in the last year. AST reported it stopped a 2003 Dodge Truck near mile 3 of the Chiniak Highway for a traffic offense. The troopers report claimed the driver of the vehicle, Loren Delacruz, 24, of Kodiak, was found to be on adult probation for the prior offense of attempted robb...
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