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Assembly: No marijuana sales for one year
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to opt out of commercial marijuana facilities in Kodiak for one year and will likely create a task force to make local regulations. For an hour during public hearing on an ordinance introduced by assembly member Mel Stephens, the public testified for a...
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KMS principal, vice try day in the life
As it turns out, being a middle schooler is tough work, even for an adult. This according to Kodiak Middle School vice principal Damon Hargraves who, along with principal Jethro Jones, participated in Shadow a Student week. The week was part of a nationwide campaign urging school leaders to spend...
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Goofus bill takes aim at sex education
To the editor: I have become intrigued by an unusual bill making its way through this legislative session, SB 89. In part, this bill requires written permission from a child’s parent before that child may participate in any school activity involving “sexual matters.” So, does this mean that if yo...
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Demand 100 percent observer coverage
To the editor: Federal fisheries management requires good science and data adequate for analysis. Improvement involves more at-sea monitoring (ASM), i.e. observer coverage. Last December, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hapmpshire, was joined by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, writing to the Depar...
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GARDEN GATE: Enjoy all the carrots of the rainbow
As the saying goes, it’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness, an axiom we can apply to our seemingly unending stretch of rain: It’s better to plant flowers than curse the weather. By “plant” flowers, I’m saying that simply gathering flowers around you (store-bought bouquets, forced h...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 7
March 1 At 12:01 a.m., police removed debris from the road in the 700 block of Mill Bay Road. At 2:17 a.m., police removed debris from the road in the 600 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 2:32 a.m., police were out with a downed tree in the 100 block of Benny Benson Drive. The Department of Transp...
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Local Results: March 7
City League Basketball Thursday, March 3 Island Espresso 53, Olson’s Bookkeeping 41 Lexxan Data 24 points, Hugo Acosta 8, Andre Mandapat 6, Juan Ruiz 6, Brandan Pickett 5 and Leonard Pickett 4 for Island Espresso. Jeff Sanford 11 points, Pete Oskolkoff 10, Josh Olson 8, John Cannon 5, Louis Roche...
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FISH FACTOR: Arrowtooth, halibut clashing over feeding?
Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years ago, meaning a halibut weighing 120 pounds in the late 1980s is closer to 40 pounds nowadays. One culprit could be arrowtooth flounders, whos...
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