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Wallace: Video could victimize innocents
Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace cited privacy concerns and equipment functionality as reasons for her decision to terminate use of police body cameras, Thursday in an address to the Kodiak City Council. Wallace spoke during the city manager comments portion of the council regular meeting. She began by listing the pros of police body cameras. When Kodiak police officers began wearing the cameras in February 2015,...
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Assembly incumbent files to run again
A recently-appointed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member has filed to run again for his seat. Scott Smiley, appointed to fill a vacancy in early June, filed Thursday to run for one of the two three-year assembly member terms up for grabs in the Oct. 4 election, according to the borough clerk’s office. The deadline to file is Monday, and Smiley is the only candidate to file so far for the assembly. No one has yet...
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Assembly rejects lighting district plan
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously failed an ordinance to place the creation of a street lighting district for Otmeloi Way on the fall ballot. Assembly members cited concerns over a lack of communication and clarity with residents. Two residents of the area spoke at the Thursday night special meeting. One said he hadn’t seen design plans and the other said he had unanswered questions about future costs...
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Tunes warm up August night
The Kodiak Lions’ annual music festival comes back, Saturday at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds, for its 21st year. With bands including Good Lieutenants, Joey Houck Band, White Twang and Ellamy Tiller, and Bev Cole, the Warm August Nights lineup will stretch until shortly after midnight. “We’ve had more people raise their hand to want to sing then we actually had time scheduled for,” said Lions member Jerimiah Myer...
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School break-ins suspect arrested in Ninilchik
A Kodiak man who had been released from jail to a drug treatment facility was arrested last week in Ninilchik after failing to appear in court. Richard Knagin, 26, had been staying at the Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge Alaska Campus, a Wasilla facility offering alcohol and drug addiction recovery services, prior to his failure to appear, according to court documents. Those documents indicate the court ...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Solutions short of consolidation
A not-quite-perennial debate sprouted again in July, when Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed placing “the idea of consolidating” on the Oct. 4 municipal ballot. By approving this step — however non-binding, preliminary and tentative — the assembly sets off another round of an argument dating back at least 38 years. Proponents often say combining governments would save money, while opponents c...
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KHS boys reloaded to defend regional cross country title
Marcus Dunbar has done it again. A season after graduating one of the top runners in the state, the longtime Kodiak High School cross country coach has his boys back in position to make another run at a regional title. Kodiak enters the season with a string of 14 consecutive Region III titles, which includes possessing the individual champion the past 10 races. “We want to continue the regional championship streak...
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ROCKIN' OUT: R-E-S-P-E-C-T on the air for all
Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee. She is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She sang in her father’s church as a child. She gained the title “the Queen of Soul” by the end of the 1960s. Franklin recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard. She has won 18 Grammy Awards and sold over 75 million records worldwide. I think she is very inspiring. She has a very strong...
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TAPESTRY: Assemblies kids ministry feeds, evangelizes and empowers
At the Kodiak Assemblies of God Church, kids have a ministry, too. Through the denomination’s Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge, they’re learning to pray, give and share the Gospel in many ways. David Boyd, BGMC national director, who spoke to the local Assemblies congregation last Sunday, said the goal of the organization is to take care of people’s needs and introduce them to the Lord. “There are times when yo...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Father, daughter take different view of games
This week’s column almost didn’t get written in the midst of Olympic mania. Enthusiasm for Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team is going strong in our house. When the Olympics started last week, I let the kids know they could watch as much Olympics as they like. I’m going to ride this wave of Olympic television coverage in these final weeks of summer. Fully surrendering to this large ...
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