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Income tax won’t stay 1 percent for very long
To the editor: Regarding the Alaska governor’s plan for a state income tax, what is most important is not its details but rather its ramifications. For example, the key point here is not so much the initial amount of the tax itself (1 percent of income), but rather that a taxation mechanism is being put into place, likely to be increased by the Legislature year after year ad infinitum. Typically, in those few stat...
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Altered book show triumphs; still on display
To the editor, The Kodiak Public Library Association, the Kodiak Arts Council, and the Kodiak Public Library thank all the artists who submitted work to this year’s Altered Book Art Show. The public response to the show was incredibly positive; in fact, folks had trouble voting for their favorites because there were so many amazing pieces of art. The altered books remain on display in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditori...
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: Wasilla girls continue to roll
A feel-good story emerged from Tennessee on Friday night. Robert Lewis, a 19-year-old senior with Down syndrome, is a team manager for the Franklin Road Academy boys’ basketball team. He suited up in Friday’s game and delivered a moment that has gone viral. With his team leading big against University School of Nashville, Lewis was brought into the game, and with five seconds left on the clock he swished a 3-point...
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KKF snags 4 golds in Soldotna
Kodiak Kingfishers topped the podium four times at the Alaska Swimming Age Group Championships that concluded Sunday in Soldotna. Lucas Ellsworth and Micah Arndt each won a pair of gold medals. Ellsworth took first in the boys’ 11-year-old 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.98, while Arndt won the boys’ 12-year-old 100 breaststroke in 1:15.82. The two teamed with Ian Rocheleau and Colt Hubert to touch the wall fi...
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Alaska Science Forum: Polar bears walk shrinking treadmill of ice
Polar bears walking a treadmill of ice Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea ice and bears. “There’s an energetic cost to stay in Alaska,” said David Douglas of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Center. He and others compared wanderings of polar bears from two periods and found the ...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 10
QUESTION: Who was the first Kodiak High School boy to win a state swimming title? TUESDAY’S ANSWER: Kodiak’s Carissa Cannon scored a game-high 21 points in a 65-41 victory over Colony in the 2013 4A girls state basketball championship game. Cannon added five steals, five rebounds and four assists.
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Bowe’s bail set at $500K in weekend shooting
The man accused of shooting and killing another man on Sunday was arraigned Monday at the Kodiak courthouse with bail set at $500,000. Matt Bowe, 28, of Washington state allegedly shot and killed Welton “Dan” Daniel Albers, 28, of Texas onboard a fishing vessel in St. Herman Harbor early Sunday morning. During his arraignment on a charge of murder in the first degree before judge Steve Cole, Bowe was appointed a p...
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Sea Stories: All saved in big rescue from Prinsendam fire
Just after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 4, 1980, a fire broke out in the engine room of the 427-foot Prinsendam, a Holland America cruise ship with 320 mostly elderly passengers, and 200 Indonesian crewmen and Dutch officers on board. The ship was 150 miles south of Yakutat on a 20-day cruise from Vancouver to Singapore. The fire, that might have started when a fuel line sprayed diesel onto hot exhaust pipes, went q...
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Alumni Roundup: Dunbar snags indoor championship qualifying time
Near the midway point of Friday’s 3,000-meter run, Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar was nestled in the back of a star-studded field. He didn’t stay there long. Dunbar, a professional runner for Nike, moved up in the second half of the race and finished fourth in a high performance meet at the House of Track in Portland, Oregon. He clocked a time of 7 minutes, 43.33 seconds, chipping two seconds off of his personal-best time...
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Guest Opinion: Most excellent opportunity
Head for the hills, people. Shutter the windows and bar the doors. Sometime in June this year the state of Alaska will begin handing out licenses allowing the sale, cultivation and manufacture of marijuana and marijuana products. Under the new laws (unlike liquor), local governments have no authority to deny any citizen the right to possess or consume marijuana in a private setting. There will be no dry villages. ...
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