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Rebuttal to "Kodiak Drug War"
Barbara Bellinger’s Letter to the Editor (Feb. 26) drips with ignorance! The “war on drugs” has been an absolute failure! Unless the true intent of this “war” is to put millions in prison, inflate the street price of drugs to astronomical levels, increase violence, militarize police, increase warrantless spying, destroy our Constitution and increase profits for the security/prison complex. If so, then it’s been a ...
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s Drug War
To the Editor, I laughed when I read the recent opinion piece in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. It read many citizens are outraged regarding a recent drug raid. My question is: Do you want to catch the drug dealers or not? Oh, wait. You WANT to catch them. You just want to do it your way. Agencies don't communicate when they conduct a drug raid. They plan it. They implement it. And, if the raid goes well, they catch the...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quit spending please
Letter to the editor, I see we have a surplus or shall I say did have a surplus of $5 million that the school board is trying to spend. This is money that until last week was not needed for normal every day operating expenses. So last Monday the school board took about $2 million out for “professional development.” What? Hello, anybody home? Governor says massive cuts. We already have hundreds of millions of dolla...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let every nation know
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge and more.” This excerpt from JFK’s inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961 still rings true to our present day. JFK said, “We dare not tempt them with weakness.” A Democratic presiden...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jay Hammond must be rolling in his grave
In his first term as senator, the young Jay Hammond sought a way to protect education and fish and game commissioners from political cleansing by the then new Republican administration. Sen. Hammond devised and passed a clever way to balance the system: An appointed board for fish management, another appointed board for game management and an appointed board of education. The governor could not have more than four...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can you say recall?
To the Editor, I had every intention of speaking today about the city council meeting last week in which I saw my first uniformed armed guard since visiting the death chamber of the Walla Walla State penitentiary back in the late 60s and early 70s. That memory of absolute police control in an absolute environment still rings loud and clear. Alas, the above is for another day. After the council meeting, others and ...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Try new approaches to community problems
I thought the outcome of Thursday’s P&Z meeting was as it should be, and I thought Scott Arndt did a good job of running the meeting. Dozens upon dozens of speakers spoke during the 4 1/2-hour meeting, which included some witty and salient observations. One person noted that Kodiak consists of two groups of people: the first group enjoys and appreciates living on Kodiak, while the second group is trying to figure ...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Kodiak ship sank in 1993
I noticed you missed a shipwreck that occurred in January 1993; “The Massacre Bay.” The Daily Mirror article was published on Jan. 18, 1993. This was a big one. They had to lease the High School auditorium because there were so many mourners. (About 700 mourners attended) — Karen Lee
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerned about pedestrian safety
I do not reside in the City of Kodiak, but I’m a frequent visitor as I have family members who have been living there several years. My concern is that of the safety of pedestrians and in particular children. Most cities in America have laws regarding the safety of the pedestrian and those driving vehicles who do not regard those laws but drive in a manner that would endanger someone walking would be severely pros...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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