Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Letters to the Editor
Thank you, Kodiak teachers and staff
The Kodiak Community Education Alliance Board would like to say thank you to all the Kodiak teachers and staff members of 2014-2015. As we say goodbye to entirely too many of you who are leaving the district, whether it is because you are retiring or moving on elsewhere, we want to recognize and salute you and your tireless service to the Kodiak Island community. You have been on the front lines pushing and educat...
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for supporting the dance team
To the Editor, We would like to say a big, warm thank you to our generous community for supporting the Kodiak High School Dance Team and sending us to Disneyland to perform. It was an amazing experience and there is no way we would’ve been able to grow as dancers without Kodiak's funds and love to make it possible. We all were able to broaden our dance experience through performing for the Disney crowds, taking ma...
Apr 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanking residents who made code victory possible
Mr. (Richard) Ross’ remarks and accusations (Opinion, March 20) have been well repudiated by others in Opinion pieces and Letters to the Editor and by Kodiakcompass.com. Therefore, I believe beating a dead horse is not in our best interest or the best use of my words here today. Mostly, I want to thank the people who made the code victory possible and also those who have shown an interest in reining in these out-o...
Mar 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conspiracies and community values
I had a really good laugh reading the March 20 Daily Mirror guest column titled “Freedom and Conspiracy Theorists.” And I mean no disrespect to the author when I say that this was some really funny stuff: The John Birch Society, McCarthyism and the father of the Koch Brothers and a propaganda campaign that would have made the Chinese Communists or Madison Avenue proud. The author reveals and exposes how the local ...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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For too long we have blindly trusted our elected officials
To the Editor, Good for you, Mr. Ross, for exercising your liberties! However, your accusations are false regarding the KODIAK COMPASS website and those that use that format to communicate with like-minded individuals. First of all, the website was developed to share information about political events that happen locally and throughout the United States. We are a conglomeration of many different activists with dif...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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In favor of legislation prohibiting smoking in public spaces
To the Editor, I smoked many years ago and I make no judgments of people who smoke. I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. That being said, I also believe no one has the right to make a decision for themselves that affects my body or anyone else’s body. I have asthma. It’s gotten a lot worse over the years and cigarette smoke is one of my major triggers. I appreciated several y...
Mar 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Questioning some of allegations leveled against Father Paisius
To the Editor, I was astonished to read Sam Dank’s comments in the March 23, 2015 article in the Kodiak Daily Mirror (Father Paisius deposed, defrocked as priest.) With a tone of supposed authority he said that Fr. Paisius is not coming back to Alaska. How can he be sure? There are a lot of people in Kodiak, the villages of Kodiak Island and in other parts of the state who want to see him and his family stay. I fi...
Mar 24, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the donation
My husband brought home recently a donation for my ALS bake sale fundraiser on March 7. To the woman who gave her donation to one of my volunteers who works at Safeway, I would like to say, "Thank you very much!” Her donation will be sent to the ALS Evergreen Chapter in Kent, Washington, which has Alaska in its territory. There is no ALS chapter in our state. — Sarah Thayer
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Show us the contract
Theory: A theory provides an explanatory framework for some observations. Fact: In 1992 George Bush #1 signed an agreement called Agenda 21 presented and provided by the United Nations. Or: Clinton is the first president to provide money toward its implementation. Or: The school Board had a surplus of $5 million a few weeks ago and now they don’t. The Borough is building a new $80 million school and there is no co...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Difference between personal mission and passion
Here’s my reaction to Betty MacTavish’s letter to the editor (March 18) about SB-1: 1. Personal mission and passion: Personal mission is using position or power to change something you don't like. TRUE Passion is pursuing something you love and care about, like saving whales or feeding the hungry, NOT STOPPING adults from smoking in an adult environment. 2. This bill would BAN smoking in different locations throug...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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