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Kodiakans mostly averse to pot legalization
If an informal sampling of opinions around town is any indicator, Kodiakans are almost dead-set against the stateʼs marijuana initiative that would make pot legal in November. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Measure is on the ballot on Nov. 4. If voters approve it, it will allow people age 21 and older to posses up to 1 ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. It will also make the manufacture, sale, and possess...
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Reports of physical and sexual abuse against children spiking in Kodiak
Alaska State Troopers reported that several incidents involving abuse or sexual abuse of minors were reported to it during the last week, indicative of a rising tide in abuse and sexual crimes against minors in Kodiak. The State Troopers reports listed two allegations of physical abuse of a minor cases and two accounts of sexual abuse of a minor, all of which are being investigated. One report from April 17 detail...
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KHS softball begins NLC play at Soldotna
Kodiak’s softball team had a lot of time to regroup after opening with four straight losses two weeks ago. The Bears lost two games each to small-school powerhouses Sitka and Juneau in Sitka. It wasn’t the start of the season Kodiak coach Sam Catt envisioned. “Sitka was a filling-out process and we have been rebuilding since then,” the fourth-year coach said. “We have been talking about it every day on how importa...
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Kodiak JV wins at Houston Invite
Kodiak’s junior varsity picked up a pair of victories Thursday at the Houston Baseball JV Invitational Tournament in Houston. Kodiak knocked off the tournament host, 6-0, and Soldotna, 4-2. Both games went two innings under the 60-minute time limit for pool play games. Against Houston, Kalen Willis had a bunt single and scored a pair of runs, while Morgan Moir had a single and scored a run. Sam Bennett pitched two...
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Thomet lowers state-leading 800 time
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet lowered his state-leading 800-meter time Thursday in a tri-meet against Bartlett and Anchorage Christian Schools in Anchorage. The junior won the 800 with a time of 1 minute, 57.9 seconds — two seconds faster than his previous best time that was posted in a home meet on Saturday. Levi Fried was second with a time of 1:58.0 — the second-best time in the state this season. Kodiak’s 400 and 1,600...
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Science fair uncovers secrets of brushing, bacteria, and lemon juice
Fourth and fifth-graders at Peterson Elementary School displayed the results of their investigations of plant growth, chemistry, aerodynamics, cooking times, and other topics at a science fair, Thursday on the school gymnasium. “We didn’t do it last year,” said fourth-grade teacher Susan Gill, who organized the event with fifth-grade teacher Les James. Each student chose their own question, devised a hypothesis to...
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Julie Knagin
Julie Knagin, 85, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Kodiak, surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 28, 1928, in Karluk, Alaska, and baptized Yuliana. Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Alexandra “Sasha” (Kvasnikoff) Christensen-Noya of Karluk and Carl “Schoolhouse Charlie” Johan Christensen of Stavanger, Norway; her grandparents Lev and Okalena Kvasnikoff; her husband of 55 years, Dennis ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 2
Wednesday, April 30 • At 12:32 a.m., a caller reported a bear in her yard on Larch Street. The bear fled through a wooden fence and went into the woods. • At 1:44 a.m., a bar check was conducted downtown. • At 6:57 a.m., an officer flagged down a citizen reporting a bear at a trash can on Selief Lane. • At 9:41 a.m., a caller reported a computer and an antenna were stolen from his fish vessel on East Marine Way. •...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: May 2
Culu’ulluku; Culurt’slluku – Beach It PaRag’uutateng culurtaarait. – Sometimes they beach their boat. Most fishermen who know Alutiiq words are familiar with culu’ulluku, a term that means to beach your boat. Whether intentional or accidental, beaching is an age-old way of reaching the shore. In classical Alutiiq society, paddlers who wished to bring their skin-covered qayat or angyat to land would select an appro...
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House report: District 35 fared well in capital budget
This has been an extremely productive year and I feel good about the work that we did on the budget. As the finance operating budget co-chair, my job was to pass out the constitutionally mandated FY15 operating budget which totals $9.1 billion, a reduction of 1.34 billion from the current year. Non-formula agency operations, what most people think of as ‘state government’ operations, were reduced by $51.4 million ...
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