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State law OKs unions, exemptions
On Oct. 4, Kodiak residents will decide whether to extend to city employees the right to unionize for collective bargaining. An affirmative vote on city Proposition 1 would end the city’s exemption from the state’s Public Employment Relations Act. Adopted by the state Legislature in June 1972, PERA recognizes public employees’ right to organize. According to the statute, “Public employees may self-organize and for...
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Byler’s new trial motion unsealed
The court has unsealed Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial, in which the former strip club operator alleges an investigating agent tampered with evidence and committed perjury. Byler was convicted in late 2015 of illegal dumping from the former crabbing vessel converted into a floating bar, grill and strip club and making false statements. In a response to the motion, the U.S. government dismi...
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Week in Words: A charitable view of deplorable lung ills
Deplorable” just might be the word of the week. This weekend, referring to the unprecedented slate of white supremacists, misogynists and bigots who have voiced their support for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton labeled this group “a basket of deplorables.” “Deplorable” joined the English language around 1610 from the French word of the same spelling, which derives directly from the Late Latin ”deplorabilis.” The bas...
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Jackson renter’s case fails to move court
A Jackson Mobile Home Park resident is challenging eviction proceedings, claiming a new month-to-month lease offered to tenants in April negates an earlier notice to quit. Tenants of the park were served with the initial notice to quit in May 2015. That notice gave residents until May 2, 2016, to vacate the park. In April, park tenants were offered a new month-to-month lease. Text from that lease states, “Tenant a...
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Bringing on barbecue
Kodiakans’ selection from mobile meal providers expanded last month as the Bar B Que Caboose joined Lerry’s Lunch Box and Happy Sushi Time along Mill Bay Road. “We just like being in business,” Caboose owner Cherie Boatwright said. Originally from Zambales in the Philippines, Boatwright has lived in Kodiak for 16 years. Her restaurant work experience includes the former grill at Walmart. When the caboose-themed va...
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Coho closure
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday the closure of the Buskin River drainage to sport fishing, including catch-and-release fishing, for coho salmon, effective from 12:01 a.m. Friday through the end of 2016. “Coho salmon may not be possessed or retained; coho salmon caught incidentally may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately. In addition, only one unbaited, single-hoo...
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Alaska Science Forum: Rabies endures with help of the arctic fox
Rabies is a death sentence for any animal. Experts have wondered how a virus survives when it kills all the creatures it infects. “We don’t have a really good answer to that,” said University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Karsten Hueffer. “It probably has to do with the long incubation time of the virus, which can be months.” Hueffer and his colleagues, including four university undergraduate students, wrote a paper on ho...
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SEA STORIES: Beachcombers made home in beached steamship
Like many other businesses in Kodiak, the legendary Beachcombers Bar was first destroyed, and then transformed by the tsunamis of March 1964. Established in 1957 in a log cabin on Mission Road by Henry “Legs” Lagrue and his wife Edie, the original nightclub was swept into Potato Patch Lake by the tsunami and the wreckage was burned on the shore of the lake. Within weeks, however, the Legrues hatched a plan to rebu...
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DNR looks way ahead to Kodiak area land sales
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources held an informal meeting to get feedback from locals about a potential future sale of lots in rural parts of the Kodiak Archipelago, Monday at the Kodiak Public Library. The state is looking at selling up to 400 acres on the Kupreanof Peninsula, up to 400 acres at Ugak Bay and less than 120 acres on Raspberry Island. The potential sale is still in the research and plannin...
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Names of injured in Uganik crash released
Officials have released the names of three survivors of a plane crash at Uganik Lake on Kodiak Island. All three are Kodiak residents. According to Alaska State Trooper’s public information office supervisor Tim DeSpain, 31-year-old David Schleifer was flying the plane and Steven Suydam, 61, and Linda Suydam, 58, were passengers when the Island Air DHC2 Beaver crashed into the lake. All of the survivors are receiv...
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