Sen. Begich proposes new type of foreign worker visa for fish processing plants A new bill proposed by U.S. Sen Mark Begich would return international workers to Alaska’s fish processing plants during peak season.
This week, Begich unveiled the H20 visa, a separate category for immigrants to come to the United States temporarily. “Seasonal jobs in the seafood industry have traditionally been tough to fill,” Begich said in a statement. “With a national debate underway about immigration reform,...
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James Brooks/ firstname.lastname@example.orgKodiak Daily Mirror
Tuberculosis drug shortage widespread In the 1940s and 1950s, medical ships cruised the waters of southwest Alaska, trying to end an epidemic of tuberculosis that infected as many of 90 percent of the region’s population.
Doctors now face shortages of tuberculosis detection and treatment medicines even as the aftershocks of that 70-year-old epidemic infect Alaskans anew.
“What we’re having to do due to the national shortage is to ask people to put on ...
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Kodiak girls face Lathrop in state opener On Sunday night, Alaska School Activities Association announced on a live webcast that Kodiak’s first-round opponent at the 4A girls state basketball tournament would be Soldotna.
By Monday afternoon, that had changed.
Kodiak will now be facing Lathrop in the first game of the state tournament at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, while Soldotna was moved out of the eight-team tournament. ...
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Defend Alaskans’ Right to Vote Today, voting rights are under assault by political partisans whose agenda is threatened by a healthy democracy. Thirty-eight years after passage of the Voting Rights Act and 143 years after passage of the 15th Amendment, Mead Treadwell and Bob Lynn have joined Republican state legislators and gubernatorial administrations from around the country in an assault on voting rights. They are motivated by a belief that ...
Births: March 12 Samantha Annabelle Moon Pratt was born at 2:26 a.m. March 5, 2013, to Jason and Stacy Pratt. She weighed 8 pounds, 5.4 ounces and measured 21 inches long.
Her parents are originally from planet Earth. Her father works on the Coast Guard base and her mother works at home. Also welcoming him to the family is Connor Pratt.
Proud grandparents are Steven and Pearl Singleton from Greenbacksville, Va.
Public Safety Blotter: March 12 Thursday, March 7
At 1:02 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way.
At 1:18 a.m., an officer removed traffic cones from the roadway on Mission Road.
At 2:50 a.m., an officer gave a driver a warning to get an Alaska license. A canine search of the driver’s vehicle came up negative.
At 5:47 a.m., a 911 caller saw a vehicle hit a parked car. There were no injuries and insurance information was exchanged.
Around Kodiak: March 12 The next Kodiak GIS users’ group meeting is noon today at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge visitors center. Christian Schmidt and Maya Daurio will share information from the Alaska Survey and Mapping Resources Conference held in Anchorage earlier this year.
Outdoor Kodiak: Late season rabbits My rabbit hunting gets really serious in March.
There’s no closed season or bag limit on Kodiak, so you could hunt them year-round, but I quit later in April due to the onset of their breeding season. The brush doesn’t thin enough to hunt again until November.
Why am I so serious about March hunting?
Cabin fever is only part of the picture. In fact, the hunting is usually better in March and April than at any oth...
Pick. Click. Give. preliminary figures look good for Kodiak nonprofits Kodiak’s nonprofits are on track to breaking record donations in the annual Pick. Click. Give. campaign.
The campaign allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to their favorite participating Alaskan nonprofit.
According to March 4 preliminary figures from the campaign, nonprofits in Kodiak have raised $31,900 from 431 donors.
Kodiak’s nonprofits have raised more money each year since ...
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Nicole Klauss / email@example.comKodiak Daily Mirror
Only two people belong on the Assembly To the Editor:
The only two people on the Borough Assembly that represent the tax-paying people are Louise Stutes and Mel Stephens. All the others are only there for themselves and for the free travel and parties.
The ordinance that we need should say: “Anyone who is on any of the boards of the borough cannot submit a bid on any upcoming projects of the borough.”
If they do any work for the borough, they are doub...