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Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call. "We knew this would be very tight," said former state Rep. Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, who appeared in debates urging Alaskans to vote no on Ballot Measure No. 1. Polling from ...
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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee who can appeal to key constituents, such as one of Alaska's biggest voting blocs: military personnel. Newly-nominated GOP challenger Dan Sullivan, Alaska's former attorney general and a Marine lieutenant colonel, pos...
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Second round of hatchery-raised crab ready for Kodiak waters
In 2006 when scientists dove into the watery world of raising red king crabs in a hatchery, there were lots of unknowns. Would it work? Can you grow red kings in a hatchery? Can you ship those juvenile crabs to other maritime cities and release them into the ocean? Would they even survive transport and release? In 2013, science got its answer: Yes, you can. That was the year researchers released 13,000 juvenile re...
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Dan Sullivan visits Kodiak, talks up August primary
U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan visited Kodiak Thursday on the campaign trail, trying to drum up votes for the upcoming primary election. While in Kodiak, Sullivan visited the Kodiak Senior Center, answered questions, and spoke about what he feels are Alaska’s issues. From the clapping, nods and smiles, it appeared as if most of the people at the Senior Center agreed with Sullivan. He emphasized leaving a bette...
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Public comments on controversial decorum ordinance
Kodiak residents spoke out on Thursday against a meeting decorum ordinance recently passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. The ordinance was introduced at the June 19 meeting and was passed on July 3, 5-1, after a public hearing in which no one spoke on the issue. Assembly member Mel Stephens voted against it. Since then, chatter in local Facebook groups has mostly gone against the ordinance with a few for ...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic hurdles may keep youths from fishing careers
Economic hurdles may keep youth from fishing careers By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer In the course of conducting a decade of interviews in Alaska fishing communities, Courtney Carothers has often heard people refer to the "graying of the fleet" as it seems like fewer young people consider commercial fishing careers. "I think the general perception is there's a huge economic hurdle," she said. The question of how the ...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Fisheries changes little in Chignik
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is making few changes in Chignik-area fisheries after a two-day meeting in Anchorage. Only two of eight proposals submitted by Chignik fishermen were approved by the seven-member fish board last week. The accepted proposals determine when a seine has stopped fishing and allow fishery managers flexibility when deciding whether to open the Chignik River commercial salmon fishery. The se...
Dec 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 352 352 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC shelves plans for Pasagshak barge dock
Alaska Aerospace Corporation is shelving plans for a new barge dock in Pasagshak after failing to receive a federal grant for construction. The U.S. Department of Transportation failed to include the dock project in its list of TIGER grant recipients. The sole Alaska project funded under the program is a street improvement effort in the village of Alakanuk. Without federal funding for the dock, the project has bee...
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 388 388 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak toppled as top halibut port in Alaska
Kodiak will not take Alaska’s halibut title for a second year. With 97 percent of the halibut quota in the central Gulf used, Homer has landed 4.39 million pounds of halibut to Kodiak’s 3.38 million. The halibut season ends Nov. 7, and just under 339,000 pounds of halibut quota remains in the central Gulf of Alaska. Statewide, 20.53 million pounds of the state’s 21.81 million-pound quota have been taken. After Hom...
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Grant gives medical coding students access to distant labs
A new project at Kodiak College is allowing students to use laboratories around the world without leaving the island. The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) project allows colleges to develop distance-delivered certificate programs in the health care field. Kodiak College was recently awarded around a $500,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the...
Nov 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 418 418 recommendations | email to a friend
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