Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Letter to the Editor: National sales tax is a terrible idea
To the Editor, At a recent debate in Homer, Mead Treadwell said he supports the national sales tax being pushed by D.C. groups such as the Club for Growth. The national sales tax idea has been around awhile, but it hasn't been talked about much in Alaska — because it is a terrible idea. A national sales tax would mean: A 30 percent tax on groceries; a 30 percent tax on buying a home or paying rent; a 30 percent ta...
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There is a vehicle pursuit in town; please drive with caution and pull over for Police Officers & Troopers.
There is a vehicle pursuit in town; please drive with caution and pull over for Police Officers & Troopers.
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TV crew to film episode about Carlos Medina murder in Kodiak
Television crews will be in Kodiak from Aug. 18 to 20 to shoot an episode about the Carlos Medina murder, a producer said. Mira Lew, producer of a new series for Investigation Discovery, said the Medina case will be part of a new series that will bring together family members of the victim “to tell their sides of the story.” Lew said the series will be produced by New York-based Hudsun Media. Medina went missing o...
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Alaska sets tourism record last year, Kodiak numbers increasing this year
Alaska saw record tourist numbers last year, according to a recently released State of Alaska report, and although Kodiak didn’t do as well, the numbers are increasing this year. Overall, Alaska had 1,966,700 tourists visit the state between May 2013 and April 2014. The previous high was in 2007-2008 when 1,961,500 visited the state. Kodiak’s numbers didn’t correlate to that high, however. “Looking at 2012 and 201...
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One candidate so far is running in local elections
With a week and a half left for candidates to sign up to run for 17 seats in the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, only one candidate has signed up so far. Incumbent assembly member Dave Kaplan has filed to run again for his seat. The other assembly members up for re-election are Tuck Bonney and Mel Stephens. Bonney has not filed yet, and Stephens will not be filing. He announced at the July 3 assembly mee...
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KHS cross country practice begins
Anthony Rubina showed up for Tuesday’s Kodiak High School cross country practice a bit sleepy-eyed. The rising KHS senior rolled out of bed just minutes before the 9 a.m. practice — the team’s second practice of the 2014 season. “I’m not used to waking up this early, yet,” Rubina said. School doesn’t start for another couple of weeks, but practice started Monday for Kodiak’s cross country and football teams. Volle...
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Alaska Science Forum: High-tech bird decoy fools flycatchers
Julie Hagelin needed a fake bird. She found one in an unexpected place. The biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is studying the mysterious olive-sided flycatcher, known for its piercing "quick, three beers!" heard above black spruce bogs throughout Alaska. The bird, which weighs as much as a dozen pennies and migrates as far as Bolivia, is declining throughout most of its range in North America. N...
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Letter to the Editor: Duplicating a law is 'pure folly'
To the Editor: I have followed the fuss concerning the law recently passed by the assembly for the management of disgruntled members of the public who insult, defame, or threaten any of their members. Anyone who belongs to a board, or an assembly of any kind, should be thoroughly familiar with parliamentary procedure, which clearly outlines the management of any disruptive behavior on the part of its own, or membe...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 6
July 18 • At 12:31 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive about a broken headlight. • At 12:41 a.m., a caller dialed 911 about an assault on Center Avenue. The fight was mutual between two men. Both received minor injuries but did not want to press charges. They separated. • Around 1:08 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:19 a.m., police responded to an assault, which was a continuation o...
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Volunteers build community garden beds
Over a dozen community members showed up to the new community garden location at the end of Larch Street on Saturday to put together raised beds. In just a couple hours, the volunteers had screwed together pre-cut pieces of wood into 24 12-foot by 4-foot beds. Then, a piece of lining was stapled to the bottom and the beds were set into rows. Other volunteers staked out an area for the beds to be in, trying to get ...
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