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Troopers crossed the line
To the Editor: If you haven't seen this yet, you gotta see this video its on Facebook and YouTube, the title is ‘Young Girl Being Arrested for Nothing.’ It looks like the incident was at Rassmuson’s trailer court in Kodiak. What these two troopers did to this young lady is an absolute outrage and should be sent back to basic training or fired! I think that they more than crossed the line with their poor judgment a...
May 02, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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American citizens should be more accepting of people who want to live in the U.S.
To the Editor: Many Americans believe immigration and illegal immigration cause too many problems for the country since they are now more worried about terrorists’ attacks. Millions of people try to live in the United States by sneaking in or waiting for the government to approve them, and they come for all sorts of reasons. People emigrate to the United States because they see America as one of the best and stron...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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People should donate money to help inmates better their lives
To the Editor: After getting into what I’ve learned about prisons, I would like to let people know that maybe we should all pitch in a little extra money to help them out. I mean, yes, I know the government already takes an undesirable amount by making us pay taxes, but if you really think about it, prisoners get by with a little help. Do you want prisoners to be released and continue breaking the law? Do they rea...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help teens in foster care develop skills
To the Editor: The number of children in foster care is on the rise. Many teens in foster care are cycling out of foster care and ending up on the streets with no home, food or job to support them. I believe we need to teach teens job skills they need to succeed. Many foster care teens don’t get along with their foster parents. The teens that do get along with their foster parents learn skills that can help them s...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increase taxes on junk food
To the Editor: With middle-class families depending on affordable, highly processed junk food instead of pricey, healthier foods for nutrition, increasing the taxes on junk food may have them consider healthier choices. Foods lacking in nutrients stunt the proper function of children’s intellectual and physical development and overall health. Without the proper nutrients for a child, the child won’t be able to exc...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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How are schools failing us?
To the Editor: Often it seems that yes, our schools are failing us, but how exactly? Are students not learning? Are teachers not teaching? Society blames the students, parents blame the teachers, and teachers blame the parents. Instead of taking responsibility, we have created a blame game that is getting us nowhere. I look at this situation and feel teachers are feeling a bit disenchanted with their jobs. Perhaps...
Apr 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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We should all help pass the Dream Act
To the Editor: Undocumented aliens are a huge part of America. The nation’s total immigrant population in 2011 reached 40.4 million, and the numbers keep increasing every day. Many immigrants have been here since childhood. Many of them didn’t choose to be here; their parents made the choice for them. Many of them are bright, intelligent students. All they want is to be able to live a normal life in a place they s...
Apr 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students need five-day school week
To the Editor: It is important for America to continue to demand a five-day school week and not implement a four-day week, encouraging students to work and study hard for a better education and future. Higher education expectations could be the boost the American economy needs to succeed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that as of March 2013, 12.7 million people are unemployed. The rate of unemployment among...
Apr 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska needs to become an Opening Doors state
To the Editor: I have recently had an assignment at the Kodiak College to write a research paper. The topic I chose was on homelessness. It is an issue not only in Kodiak but throughout the entire country. I did extensive research for this paper and found out many issues and facts on the subject. The most interesting thing I found out was about a strategic plan by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessn...
Apr 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The city wants to show us how to spend our money
Once again our city officials want to show us how to spend (our) money and be fiscally irresponsible. Attend or listen to this Thursday night's city council meeting, and you will learn just how. Our property tax assessments have risen; the city sales tax is now 7 percent. Compliments of the K.F.D., it will now cost you more to take a ride in its ambulance. We better stay healthy and fit unless some of you have dee...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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