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The Capitol Report: Removing marijuana from controlled substances list
We are more than one-third of the way through our 90-day legislative session and, after a few weeks of department overviews at the beginning of the year, both legislative bodies have turned their attention to debate on various bills and resolutions, the operating budget, natural gas pipeline issues, federal government overreach, and other topics. One item moving forward is legalized marijuana regulation, which was...
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Kodiak boys derail Palmer
A career performance from junior Billy Alcaide propelled Kodiak to a 45-33 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory at Palmer Monday evening. The 5-foot-5 guard drilled three 3-pointers and tallied a career-high 17 points as the Bears improved to 3-4 in the NLC, 5-14 overall. Palmer dropped to 2-6 in the NLC. Jemuel Mangalus added 16 points, which included going 8 for 10 from the free-throw line. Ryan Be...
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Alumni update: Anthony helps lead UAA to track title
Kodiak’s own Dylan Anthony helped secure the first Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field title in University of Alaska Anchorage history. The senior produced a pair of top-five finishes as the Seawolves finished six points ahead of runner-up Western Washington University Saturday in Nampa, Idaho. Anthony placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15 minutes, 1.77 seconds and fifth in ...
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Local Results: Feb. 24
Kodiak Hockey League Feb. 21 Midget/Bantams Blue 9 /Gold 6 Aaron Hocum 5 goals, Morgan Moir 2, Kyle Mauer 1 and Stephen Parnell 1 for Blue. Jack Hannah 3 goals, Wesley Santiago 2 and Matt Schauff 1 for Gold. PeeWee Gold 6, Blue 4 Carli Glover 5 goals and Taj Devries 1 for Gold. Gideon Craig 2 goals, Derrick Schauff 1 and Andrew Brevik 1 for Blue. Squirts Blue 8, Gold 3 Gatlin Nelson 5 goals, Georgie Aquino 2 and L...
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'Ghost' pots capture up to 37 percent of Womens Bay crab says study
At the bottom of Womens Bay lie an undetermined number of derelict crab pots that are catching and killing king crab. According to a study published in 2014, anywhere from 16 to 37 percent of the king crab with shells over 40 millimeters in Womens Bay are killed by ghost fishing pots. Biologists Peter Cummiskey and Eric Munk and analyst Chris Long with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration studied th...
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Forming a socialistic fuel company is a solution to high gas prices
Letter to the Editor: I enjoyed reading Mr. Dochtermann’s recent Letter-to-the-Editor critiquing the high price of Petro Star, Inc. gasoline here on Kodiak. Whereas I agree with his facts and share his frustrations, I really do not fault the Petro Star Corporation for its high gasoline prices. For our community has and has had every opportunity to provide itself with lower cost fuel and has shown that it is just n...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 23
Jan. 20 At 3:56 a.m., a caller reported a dangerous driver on Selief Lane. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle. At 8:24 a.m., police warned a driver on West Marine Way about a broken taillight. At 8:37 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive East. At 8:46 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. A man was permanently banned. At 9:21 a.m., police cited a driver o...
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Could Alaska workplaces go smoke free?
A bill to make public places and workspaces in Alaska smoke-free is undergoing the state legislative process, and it got a vote of support from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at their last meeting. Senate Bill 1, “An act prohibiting smoking in certain place,” was originally sponsored by Kenai Peninsula Sen. Peter Micciche, but Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens has since signed on as a sponsor along with four other...
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State of the Salmon
We are one third of the way through session and tackling some of the larger issues the legislature is facing this year like the operating budget and resource allocation. Fisheries The House Fisheries Committee heard and passed two bills. House Bill 41, “Sport Fishing Services,” raises the cost of sport fish guide licenses to cover the costs of administering and overseeing the sport fish program. This bill was wide...
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Natural gas projects in the works
I am very excited about Alaska’s prospects for finally getting our natural gas to Alaskans and the world market. We currently have two natural gas pipeline projects in the works – the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) and the large-volume Alaska LNG project (AK LNG). Only one of these projects will ultimately be built. The ASAP project is 100 percent owned by Alaska and was designed as a small-volume gasline to d...
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