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Fact check Part 2: Collective bargaining
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the second in a series of articles this week in which the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to Teams...
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Council candidates eager for more service
The Kodiak City Council will have two three-year seats, currently occupied by council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon, on the ballot in the upcoming municipal election. The incumbents are running unopposed. Municipal elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Charlie Davidson Davidson was first elected to the city council in 1993 and served until 2005. He briefly filled a vacant position from ...
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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Week in Words: Cousins getting together for a beat-down
A historic night, this past Monday night, to say the least. One of the largest television audiences ever tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “Debate” has been around since about the 14th century, and in English it still means to “quarrel,” “dispute,” or, in some more polite circumstances, “discuss” and “deliberate.” But, really, who would tune in to watch a “pr...
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Kodiak tennis takes regions
For the first eight years in program history, Kodiak tennis was the default Region III champion. That’s because Kodiak was the only school in the region that fielded a tennis team. The Bears can finally say they earned it. Backed by two regional champions, Kodiak captured the team title at the Region III Championships Wednesday in Anchorage. “It’s the first time that we actually won regions. What can I say? I’m ec...
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Week in Words: Cousins getting together for a beat-down
A historic night, this past Monday night, to say the least. One of the largest television audiences ever tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “Debate” has been around since about the 14th century, and in English it still means to “quarrel,” “dispute,” or, in some more polite circumstances, “discuss” and “deliberate.” But, really, who would tune in to watch a “pr...
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Visitor numbers up for summer of ’16
This year Kodiak’s cruising tourists increased by one-third from 2015 numbers. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, 21,386 cruise ship passengers visited Kodiak in 2016, compared to 14,076 in 2015. McCarthy attributes the increase to larger cruise ships than normal visiting Kodiak. Fourteen ships visited Kodiak this summer, one less than planned, due to a cancelation. Numbers of non-c...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 28
Nolyn Francesca Marie Locker was born at 7:29 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2016, to Dale and Tiffany Locker. She weighed 6 pounds, 89.8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Sterling Simpson was born at 11:06 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2016, to Craig and Whitney Simpson. He weighed 8 pounds, 12.4 ounces and was 22 inches long. His dad is originally from Alaska, and his mom is originally from Missouri, and they now live in Old Harbor. The ba...
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