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Obama administration reaches too far
To the Editor: On Dec. 31, 2012, president Obama quietly signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act which was barely reported by the mainstream media. This law permits the military to detain anyone, including U.S. citizens, who “substantially supported” — an undefined legal term — al-Qaida, the Taliban or “associated forces,” again a term that is legally undefined. Those detained can be imprisoned inde...
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Chirikof cattle should stay
To the Editor: Once again, as in 2002, the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is considering slaughtering the wild cattle on Chirikof. I oppose this. USF&WS people told us that they have a mandate to restore lands they manage to a "healthy" state, but healthy need not be a return to pre-contact conditions. An exception should be made for Chirikof and perhaps others. 1. Cattle have been existing on their own ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 16
Wednesday, Jan. 8 At 3:25 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a possible assault in Old Harbor. The village public safety officer responded and the investigation revealed a 30-year-old man had assaulted a 27-year-old resident. After the assault, the man fled the scene. He was found around 9 p.m. and taken into custody. He was flown to the Kodiak Jail on Jan. 9 on a charge of third-degree domestic viol...
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Achievers: Jan. 16
• Erwin Domingo, an aviation technology major at the University of Alaska Anchorage, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. • Jennifer Fried has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. Students who maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours are eligible for the list.
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Kodiak Idol competition this Friday
Kodiak high school students will share their musical talents with peers and community members on Friday. The annual Kodiak Idol contest, put on by Kodiak High School student council, starts at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. This year’s Kodiak Idol features seven acts, including the band Feels Like Jupiter, a girl group and five single singers. Each act auditioned for a spot in the show before the schoo...
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Baranof Park baseball field has drainage promblems
An unexpected ice rink has developed at Baranof Park. Over the past few weeks, standing water has accumulated on the park’s new million-dollar baseball field. Freezing temperatures turned the water to ice. This is a problem. A new drainage system and artificial turf installed during the summer were supposed to eliminate the perennial problem of standing water in shallow left field. The drain is clogged. “It (water...
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Kodiak hoops heads to Fairbanks
Kodiak will get a chance to defend its boys basketball title at the Joe T. Classic Tournament at Lathrop High School. It’s rare for an Alaska team to attend the same tournament in consecutive seasons, but Kodiak didn’t get into last week’s Dimond Prep Shootout, which sets the Bears up for a return trip to Fairbanks. “They wanted us back up there and invited us,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. The three-day tour...
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Playbook: Jan. 16
Thursday, Jan. 16 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Monroe at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Monroe at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Lathrop at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 8 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Lathrop at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High ...
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Miner plans to seek gold on Sitkinak Island
Fishermen call Kodiak salmon “red gold,” but at least one miner will pursue the real deal on Sitkinak Island this summer. Yoram Palkovitch, a miner from Anchorage, is seeking to develop a small placer gold mine on the state-owned island’s southwest coast. This isn’t Pebble Mine — Palkovitch’s proposal includes a crew of no more than 10 workers who will filter the island’s coast for golden flakes and nuggets. Palko...
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Digital dish gives way to print
Digital technology has given way for the printed word. This week, patrons of the Kodiak Public Library are enjoying a better view after the removal of one of two AT&T satellite dishes that formerly obscured the library’s southern windows. “It's expanded the view; we now have a view of Alaska, of Kodiak, instead of the world of airwaves,” said librarian Katie Baxter. The dish had been eyed for removal by library ba...
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