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Music programing is inspiring
To the Editor: Kodiak teachers, parents and administrators deserve our congratulations. The incredible outpouring of musical talent Thursday night on our auditorium stage was a testament to this community's decision, several years ago, to not allow the music program to be cut from our elementary schools. Hard advocacy work by teachers and parents who cared about their students' education in the arts made a differe...
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Supreme Court limits fee-collecting powers of KIB
In an opinion issued Friday, the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled to limit the fee-collecting powers of the Kodiak Island Borough. Addressing a two-year-old legal argument, between the borough and Cedric Cutler, the court said boroughs do not have the power to put a lien on property to collect garbage fees. The case now heads back to superior court. The case between the Kodiak borough and Cutler began in 2007 when a...
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Kodiak boys stung in final moments (Video)
A sequence near the end of Friday night’s basketball game against South Anchorage cost Kodiak’s boys a win in their home opener.  Leading 60-59 with under a minute left and his team in possession of the ball, Kodiak coach David Anderson called a timeout. As the players were heading to the sideline, Jemuel Medina had a last word for one of the officials for not calling a foul when a South Anchorage player hit him i...
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Capitol Report: Sen. Stevens
Seasons greetings. Less than a month remains before the first session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. This coming year marks my 13th year in state office and 11th in the Senate. During the upcoming session, I will serve as chair of the Senate education committee, chair of the Senate world trade committee, serve on the administrative regulation review committee and the Legis...
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Playbook: Dec. 24
Wednesday, Dec. 26 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. KHS alumni at Kodiak High School, 6 p.m.
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Fish disaster aid might be allocated for Alaska
A $60.4 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims may mean aid for Alaskans, too. Enclosed within a bill working its way through the U.S. Senate is a provision allocating $150 million for fisheries disasters in Alaska, the Gulf Coast, New England and areas affected by the hurricane. The language was inserted by Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), and it’s among other area-specific measures that are drawing the ire ...
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Horn earns GNAC honor
Alysa Horn’s dominating week for the University of Alaska Anchorage’s women’s basketball team earned her the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Red Lion co-Player of the Week honors. Horn averaged 20.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.7 blocked shots, 2.7 steals and 1.7 assists per game in leading the Seawolves to wins over BYU-Hawaii, Eastern New Mexico and Cal State Los Angeles in last week’s AT&T Hoops Classic. This is...
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Garden Gate: Getting to know your camera
This week, I'll diverge from recipes, solstice and gardening for a moment to share a few photography tips. After all, it’s the holiday season, the perfect time to capture magic moments with friends and family. With a few simple tips, you can get creative with your photography, whether you shoot with a fancy DSLR (digital single lens reflex), a point ‘n shoot, iPad or smartphone. So let’s get started… Be married to...
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U.S. Senate passes bill to extend federal benefits of NOAA members
The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed an Alaska delegation-backed bill to extend the federal benefits of NOAA Corps members. NOAA Corps officers and sailors serve aboard research and fisheries ships including the Kodiak-based Oscar Dyson; the new measure would give those sailors similar benefits to those Coast Guardsmen and naval sailors receive. The measure must be approved by the House of Representatives and si...
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Fish Factor: Symphony of Seafood to celebrate 20th anniversary
Alaska’s Symphony of Seafood will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year and the call is out for new entries to be introduced in the annual competition. The Symphony, hosted by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, showcases new Alaska seafood products in three categories: retail, food service and smoked. Top winners in each receive booth space at the international Boston Seafood Show in March. A unique a...
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