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Say 'no' to Proposition One
Dear Editor: Unless you want to limit your vote, and unless you want to cost the borough more money, you must vote “No” on Proposition 1. The population of Kodiak is already far too small to provide a broad field of candidates without limiting it even further. We cannot afford to shut out good candidates for our elected offices. There are already checks and balances in place to preclude the kinds of shenanigans th...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sidewalk to Nowhere a great story
Dear Editor: Brilliant yet succinct report of Kodiak's own "Sidewalk-to-Nowhere" in Thursday's KDM ($2.8 Million Sidewalk Complete). However, I would have liked a map to accompany the feature. Even though I've worked here in Kodiak for 30 years, I still get confused. And although the sidewalk seems rather costly, as a boondoggle, it hardly compares to the $398 Million "Bridge-to-Nowhere," which has its own Wikiped...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district has adopted ‘common core’ standards
To the Editor: Further proof that KIBSD has adopted nationalized “common core” standards and is data mining our children. According to the Achieve Inc. (the organization that the State of Alaska DEED hired to bring the new Alaskan Standards in alignment with “common core”) website, the state of Alaska has met two out of five benchmarks for fully adopting “common core”. One of those benchmarks is the development of...
Sep 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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We are a family in Kodiak
I’ve lived in Kodiak for over 30 years and have never written a letter to the newspaper but feel compelled to do so. I awoke at 5 a.m. burdened for our community. I not only want to address the letters of recent but over the years there have been many letters that have been written, shall I say, with maybe not the best intent. We are a family here in Kodiak. Like it or not, we “are” living life with each other and...
Sep 23, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation should close the launch complex
To the Editor: Now the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) wants the federal government to pay for a barge dock and boat launch at Pasagshak Bay (Kodiak Daily Mirror 9-10-13). After 18 years, it is time the AAC stops suckling off taxpayers and the state and close the defunct Kodiak Launch Complex. The proposed larger launches — the Falcon 1 for e.g., which is a two-stage liquid rocket, means more contamination to t...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Use of CFA should be explored for quota distribution
Many Kodiak residents remember with pain and regret the negative impacts of Bering Sea crab rationalization. Many are also aware of the negative community impacts from the rationalizing of fisheries in Iceland, New Zealand, and our own East Coast. Past experience tells us that when catch share programs (rationalization) are put in place, communities suffer significant negative impacts. The City and Borough of Kodi...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isn’t Kodiak a great place to live?
To the Editor: I thoroughly enjoy the support when someone publicly attacks one of our own. The rules governing letters to the editor in the past have warned us against personal attacks. We have stirred up the Kodiak I have known for better than three decades. Like when the city wanted to use its own land on Near Island for the new police department and the three Jacks (as we call them), fought and defeated the pr...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be careful who you vote for
To the Editor: It now appears we have a hardline Communist and KGB officer running the Syrian chemical weapons show: Vladimir Putin. He is also very much military. The leader of the United States has never been in the military. He doesn’t know anything about it, and it shows when making decisions and the right decisions. The Russians even bailed him out when he, Obama, stuck his foot in his mouth concerning the “r...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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More to learn from Zimmerman trial
To the Editor: On June 25, 2013, during George Zimmerman’s trial, state prosecutor John Guy officially identified the personal possessions found, by the police, on Trayvon Martin’s body. These include “an unopened bag of Skittles” and a “full can of watermelon-flavored drink.” Photographs of the evidence show a clear plastic bag containing a red can. The label on the can identifies it as being “Arizona, Vitamin C ...
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote 'yes' on Proposition 1
To the Editor: As elected government officials, our borough assembly members and our borough mayor should be held to higher standards. On Oct. 1, we the public will be voting on “Prop. 1,” which is crafted to help eliminate conflicts of interest with the assembly members and mayor. By voting yes on Prop. 1, we can preclude the mayor or any assembly member from being employed by the borough, or having a personal se...
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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