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High school activities needs community support
To the Editor: I enjoy reading the articles about the startup of the fall activities at Kodiak High School. Between football, boys’ and girls’ cross country, volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ swimming, there should be 150 or more students involved in activities even before school begins! It’s great to see that many kids involved in positive things, especially after the fire at Baranof Park. But nothing is free, and...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Neighborhood Watch’ needed for park
To the Editor: I was dismayed and angered to look at the paper this morning and learn that Baranof Park, our community ice rink in winter and basketball court in summer, was vandalized this week. Even before this point, when I went to the park with my son, I was dismayed at the trash left behind, and the vandalism to benches that I saw. I called Ian Fulp, Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation director, and spoke with him....
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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When is outsourcing going to stop?
To the Editor: The article in your paper on X-Tuffs boots now being made in China is called “outsourcing” to a politician, not “money hungry!” Now, when is some “money hungry” “entrepreneur” going to have our F-22 fighters and our AR-15 rifles made over there also? Bill Bjorklund
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welfare-to-work program was good for America
To the Editor: Once again our tax dollars are hard at work supporting the nonworking. Earlier this month, President Obama used an obscure political loophole to put an end to the successful welfare-to-work program that has helped hundreds of thousands get off welfare and onto a payroll over the last 16 years. Under the pre-reform program, welfare was a one-way handout: the government mailed checks to recipients who...
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Book hits the heart of home
To the Editor: I always enjoy reading Mike Rostad’s “Tapestry” column in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. I was especially eager to read his book, “Close to My Heart, Writing and Living Stories on Kodiak Island, Alaska,” when I heard it was published. This book has great stories about the kind and genuine people of Kodiak. When my dad was visiting, he couldn’t put the book down, so of course I gave him my first copy and g...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Reporting problems helps others
To the Editor: Mandatory reporting of domestic violence is a controversial but important issue. Domestic violence is the notion of using force and fear to sustain control over another person. Mandatory reporting requires that health care personnel report suspected domestic violence related injuries to proper authority, with or without patient consent. Proponents argue that failing to report episodes of domestic vi...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you for rescue
My rescue after the sinking of the Wayward Wind requires no embellishment to elevate it to mythic proportion. By presenting a photo of my daughter to the men who worked so hard to save us all that night, I wanted them to know there was one more life they could add to their valiant efforts. I was not carrying her at the time of the accident. My daughter was born three years after the events chronicled. Her life and...
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shooting still needs answers
To the Editor: I was just wondering how and what do we do and say to explain to the Kodiak children about the shooting in Colorado when just three months ago they themselves were in lock down in their own schools from a “mad man” shooting that still the FBI haven’t solved that case. The Kodiak community still wants an answer for that shooting too.
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Proposition 2 should be defeated
Make no mistake, the coastal zone planning initiative that will appear on this August’s primary ballot as Proposition 2 is very different from the bill that passed the House 40-0 in the 2011 session of the Legislature. Proposition 2 will do nothing more than add more government and another permitting layer that will delay projects and cost jobs. As proof: Only seven of 60 Alaska legislators supported what will be ...
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Christian radio needs help to survive in Kodiak
I am wondering if many folks in Kodiak know about MBN, Moody Broadcasting Network on FM 107.1? It is a wonderful 24-hour radio opportunity that comes to us via satellite from Chicago, but it is in danger of going away.  The station relies on donations, and it needs about $2,600 for immediate maintenance; it needs actually a total of $7,000. If that does not happen, a piece of Kodiak’s history disappears. Many of u...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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