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Evidence submitted for new trial, motion timeline pushed back
Attorneys for the United States have an extra two weeks to respond to Wild Alaskan-owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial. Byler’s attorney filed a motion on Aug. 22 asking for a new trial. The U.S. attorney’s office had until Monday to file a response, but filed a motion of their own that day asking to extend the deadline two weeks until Sept. 12, a motion that was unopposed by Byler’s attorney, John Cashion...
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Week in Words: Singing the way to softer, gentler platform
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against the current state of race relations in the U.S. has stoked all sorts of responses to the purpose of the tradition (it is a tradition, not a mandate), and to the anthem itself. “Anthem” comes from the Old English “ontemn” or “antefn” and generally referred to a song sung “antiphonally,” though most antiphonic songs a...
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More crossings could have guards
Early morning drivers saw Captain America at the intersection of Rezanof Drive and Benny Benson Avenue on Tuesday, as the comic book hero ensured the safety of children making their way to East Elementary for the first day of school. But that corner and some others that get heavy foot traffic might not always have such protection unless more heroes step up. Kodiak High School teacher Lindsey Glenn said the crosswa...
Aug 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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City gives final approval on election information ordinance
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the October 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow council, should it later choose, to use $25,000 already budgeted in fiscal year 2017 to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the...
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Diesel company to staff local shop continuously
Cummins Sales and Service is increasing its presence in Kodiak to have constant technicians here to answer demand. Cummins, an Indiana-based diesel engine manufacturer, is leasing building space on Near Island and will fly in technicians who will rotate out every week or two, said Geoff Conrad, director of marine sales and service in Alaska. “(Currently), we would come out to Kodiak when we got a service call in A...
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Responders contain fire to single room
No injuries were reported after a fire at a seafood processing facility in downtown Kodiak on Saturday evening. According to Kodiak Fire Department Chief James Mullican, the initial call came in at 9:37 p.m. and the first fire crew arrived at the scene on East Marine Way at 9:42 p.m. Upon assessment of the blaze, all city firefighters were called in, along with additional crews from the Bayside Fire Department and...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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State lets pharmacists dispense naloxone
The state of Alaska released a proposal for a new section of code to outline procedures for pharmacists in dispensing opioid overdose drugs, according to a Monday announcement. The proposed change in administrative code follows the March passage of a state law allowing pharmacists who have completed a board-approved training program to independently distribute anti-opioid overdose drugs, including naloxone. Heroin...
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City to vote on ballot information
The Kodiak City Council will hold a final vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would allow “without limitation information that may influence the outcome of the election” in information campaigns about ballot measures. The Oct. 4 municipal election includes votes on city employee unionization and the idea of consolidating local governments. According to packet documents, the city allocates funds each year to provide ...
Aug 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIB interested in conservation easements
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to fund nonprofits and received an update on potential conservation easements at their Thursday work session. In a brief update, Austin Quinn-Davidson from the Great Land Trust spoke about proposed conservation easements on Leisnoi-owned land on Long Island and at Termination Point. The Great Land Trust proposes buying conservation easements with Exxon Valdez Oil Sp...
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Powers: KIB needs plans, review of organization
After three months with the Kodiak Island Borough, new manager Michael Powers is calling for some changes and new directions for the borough and praises borough staff and the community for its diversity. In a three-page 90-day report, Powers calls for expanded recycling, short- and long-term goal planning, a borough facilities plan, more interaction with villages, more training and a review of borough organization...
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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