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Legislators weigh in on oil tax referendum
The discussion around oil tax reform and Ballot Measure 1 has benefitted from many informed and passionate voices from across the state. As women who serve in the Legislature and who voted for the bill that created our new tax policy, we want to lend a unique perspective on why we voted to pass Senate Bill 21 and why we will vote NO on 1 this August. The Alaska State Legislature is currently blessed with more wome...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman values all people
To the Editor: I was born and raised in Kodiak and Afognak. I am the eldest of eight children of the late Pete and Nina Olsen, six of us still reside in Kodiak along with our children and grandchildren. Our extended family is in Cordova. I’m writing this letter in support of Carol Austerman who is running for State House of Representatives. I have known Carol since she was a young child. When Carol was the busines...
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Letter to the Editor: National sales tax is a terrible idea
To the Editor, At a recent debate in Homer, Mead Treadwell said he supports the national sales tax being pushed by D.C. groups such as the Club for Growth. The national sales tax idea has been around awhile, but it hasn't been talked about much in Alaska — because it is a terrible idea. A national sales tax would mean: A 30 percent tax on groceries; a 30 percent tax on buying a home or paying rent; a 30 percent ta...
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Letter to the Editor: Duplicating a law is 'pure folly'
To the Editor: I have followed the fuss concerning the law recently passed by the assembly for the management of disgruntled members of the public who insult, defame, or threaten any of their members. Anyone who belongs to a board, or an assembly of any kind, should be thoroughly familiar with parliamentary procedure, which clearly outlines the management of any disruptive behavior on the part of its own, or membe...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Austerman will work for Kodiak
To the Editor, Carol Austerman is my friend and my candidate for State House. Carol has earned my support by demonstrating a positive commitment to our diverse community, strong leadership, and the willingness to work with others toward consensus on difficult issues. She is easily approachable, a good listener, and always willing to explain her position on issues, as well as rethink her position on issues. Carol h...
Aug 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating the Coast Guard's birthday
Greetings from the men and women of Air Station Kodiak on the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard! It is an honor for each one of us to serve and live in such a beautiful and inclusive community. Thank you for your continued support of Coast Guard members and families in Kodiak. Our unit remains busy with fixed wing and rotary wing flights in support of Coast Guard missions throughout Alaska. I especia...
Aug 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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To the Editor: Vote for Stutes
This letter is to encourage all eligible voters to cast a ballot in the upcoming state primary on Aug. 19. My choice in the Republican primary for state representative will be Louise Stutes, and that was a very easy decision for me. She served exemplary while on the Borough Assembly, listening to and searching for all sides of the issue in front of her before voting. She is truly a Republican in this race and very...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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To the Editor: Yes for Austerman
To the Editor: Yes for Austerman Carol Austerman is an advocate for public education. Of the three Republican candidates running in the primary, I believe she is the strongest advocate. Ms. Austerman has worked closely with our school district and understands what it takes to successfully educate all Alaskan students Ms. Austerman has asked the school district the difficult questions about the district budget. She...
Jul 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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To the editor: Repeal SB 21
SB21 has been touted as the More Alaska Production Act. A more accurate description is Minimize Alaska’s Profits Act. Historically, instability in the Middle East has driven the price of oil higher. Shouldn’t Alaska shareholders benefit from the higher prices too? I’m voting yes on Proposition 1 because the majority of our legislators forgot which “board room” they were in when they cast their vote. Laura Bonner, ...
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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To the editor: Assembly entitlement
This concerns the debate concerning the Assembly’s decorum ordinance. All interpretation of Robert’s aside, it is an unfortunate fact that the Assembly has the right to pass such an ordinance. However, they are foolish indeed if they believe they can escape the well-deserved scrutiny, criticism and negative perceptions by the residents who are impacted. The average person is not, nor should they be expected to be,...
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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