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Chiniak tree sale not worth likely damage
To the editor: Some citizens of Chiniak have complained loudly about the catastrophic mess Leisnoi and A-1 Timber have created out in Chiniak due to outdated logging practices. Bringing this environmental mess to the attention of the citizens of Kodiak Island is the right thing to do about what they have done, How would you like to live next to millions of stumps, logging roads, hundreds of debris piles, toxic spr...
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly spoke with reason — this time
To the editor: Thursday evening I was privileged to attend a meeting of the borough assembly. And I use the word “privileged” as, at this meeting, there occurred a brilliant and eloquent discussion on humanism vs. the rule of law in governance of civil society. In point of fact, on this assembly we have several intellectual geniuses. Many are accomplished speakers, some eloquent. Pretty much to a man each has most...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak already spoke with vote on marijuana
To the editor: Ballot Measure 2 was approved by the voters in Alaska during the November 2014 general election. It legalized the possession, cultivation and sale of marijuana in Alaska. In a Nov. 26, 2014, article, while reporting on voting in Alaska State House District 32, which includes Kodiak, this newspaper stated Ballot Measure 2, marijuana legalization, passed 3,539 to 2,568, a wider margin than statewide. ...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opt out of candy stores for adults
To the editor: The best time to prepare for something is before it happens. If you plan on running in a marathon you train before the activity. If you plan on being a doctor you do your education and training prior to treating people. The same type of activities should be front and center prior to voting in an election. However, there are others with different philosophies. Like my entire extended family who blind...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump, Putin right on Mideast policy
To the editor: Donald Trump recently cancelled a trip to Israel stating that he will only go after he is elected president. I take this as a possible good sign. Trump also made a reference to the need for addressing the issue of an ally country which is supporting terrorists. According to the Ron Paul Institute, Israel has openly acknowledged support for the al Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra Front. TV crews have fil...
Jan 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep whole person in mind
To the editor: This letter is written regarding the upcoming release of the footage of the Sept. 16 police interaction, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The person at the center of these events is Nick Pletnikoff, friend, neighbor, classmate, co-worker, dedicated volunteer, outdoors adventurer, runner, fellow citizen. He has a tremendous work ethic, strong interest in learning, and is more commit...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Paying more for our own oil
Prior to the public reception for Gov. Walker on Dec. 21, I checked diesel fuel prices for boats to buy bulk, at the 4,000-gallon level. Seattle’s base price was $1.37, totaling $5,480. North Pacific Fuel’s dock in Kodiak was $2.56 before taxes, totaling $10,240. That’s $4,760 more for marine diesel, and I’ll buy far more during the fishing year. Seattle’s oil products that came out of our wells — shipped to Anaco...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bias shows in cases cracked
To the editor: Bell’s Flats has had a number of break-ins over the holidays. All were reported to the Alaska State Troopers but remain unresolved. This summer approximately five outboards were stolen from Fish and Game property. Not much later the outboards were located in a neighboring garage and reclaimed by the authorities.The guilty were arrested and are now awaiting trial. From my understanding, it took a lit...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walkers’ plan for PFD unfair to poor
To the editor: The governor finds support for his tax plan. Yeah, by the rich. His tax plan will hurt the poor across the island and state the most. His tax plan should not include using the permanent fund. People with disabilities, the poor, elserly and children depend on every last dollar from the permanent fund. His tax plan is a disaster for these groups. The governor needs a broader approach that includes a p...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Threat to PFD needs real discussion
To the editor: With the idea of the state taking our PFD or part of it, there should be a good public discussion, not just words, like, “I think the public sees it my way,” or a vote on the matter. How about when the oil prices come back to where they were, the PFD goes back to the people as Gov. Hammond wanted. Fancy words are being used by the state to get at it. Anyone want a salary cut in Juneau? To help? Bill...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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