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Newscast — Tuesday, March 17, 2020

KMXT Midday News: Monday, August 17, 2020
KMXT Midday News: Monday, August 17, 2020

In this newscast:

  • As of Tuesday morning, three people in Alaska had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, but other test kits are still being determined (From Elizabeth Jenkins in Juneau)
  • Alaska Medical Employees Association called off its strike against Providence today after a tentative agreement was reached with the help of a federal mediator on Monday.
  • School Superintendent Larry LeDoux was our guest on our new talk show LowDown, where we share the lowdown on local coronavirus and COVID-19 updates. LeDoux said school district is preparing to teach children online, if necessary, and will work with parent.
  • The Coast Guard says the Raspberry Island VHF-FM tower is working again. Also four weather radios around Kodiak so mariners can here marine forecast again.
  • A former Kodiak representative, who now represents part of Anchorage was charged by state prosecutors on Friday with voter misconduct and unlawful interference with voting. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux said in a statement, “I am innocent of all charges and look forward to clearing my name in a court of law.”
  • University of Alaska commits to online classes for rest of semester, closes dorms.

All that, plus Fish Radio and the Island Messenger community bulletin. Fish Radio is provided by Laine Welch at