Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
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Gun control or freedom
To the editor: The rash of recent shooting incidents has led people who wouldn’t know an AK-47 from a paintball gun to issue demands for more and more restrictions on guns. It might make more sense to outlaw men than guns. Or divorce. Or crack. Or to prohibit felons from having guns. We already outlaw crack and felons owning guns, and yet somehow these people got what they wanted. Liberals tolerate rallies on beha...
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proud to be an American
To the Editor: Next Monday is Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. I hereby give notice to my neighbors on Selief Lane that I plan on lighting off fireworks. That’s right — lots of them. I’m proud to be an American and I’m proud of my independence. For whoever called the KPD last time, well, save your dime. Beaver Lake is frozen, and I plan on letting loose all my pyrotechnics on borough land. I’m saddened by the complaints a...
Dec 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Music programing is inspiring
To the Editor: Kodiak teachers, parents and administrators deserve our congratulations. The incredible outpouring of musical talent Thursday night on our auditorium stage was a testament to this community's decision, several years ago, to not allow the music program to be cut from our elementary schools. Hard advocacy work by teachers and parents who cared about their students' education in the arts made a differe...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Continue to fight against compost in Middle Bay
To the Editor: Don't let your guard down yet and not for a long time. The fight is still on to keep the city's crap out of pristine Middle Bay. Residents of the borough and city alike can help our fight. Come to the P&Z public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the borough assembly chambers. Support Mike Patterson's request to rezone the landfill which should have been done years ago; it’s been out of compliance al...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vandalism affects everybody
To the Editor: We would like to ask the youths of Kodiak to stop and think how vandalism affects them, before they or someone they know commits this senseless crime. Having private property damaged may not directly impact you, but think if it were your property. What level of respect would you expect? What if it were public property? You may not think at this point in your life that any damage done to public prope...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Light display brings joy to Kodiak
To the Editor: In my book, Andy Crowley is as close as you can get to being Santa Claus for Kodiak! I can’t imagine the hours of hard work that goes into getting all the lights set up and the planning that goes into his wonderful light show, let alone the expense of taking on such a giving project. We enjoyed the Christmas light show last year, and couldn’t wait to see it again this year. I hear people excitedly t...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents need help, too
To the Editor: Single mothers in Kodiak face depression due to neglecting their own needs and well-being. According to Dr. Wendy Schwartz, a licensed family therapist, studies show that 40 percent of single moms are plagued by depression as they neglect their own needs while struggling to provide for their children. Single mothers do their best daily to make sure their children are taken care of, but some don’t co...
Dec 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wonderful education should be available to all children
To the Editor: The Federal No Child Left Behind act of 2001 had a goal of bringing all schools into the designated proficient level by the 2013-2014 school year. NCLB was never a popular topic in Kodiak, with unique situations seen throughout our town. The programs and rules to be offered with steady subpar testing cannot be realized within our community either. Curiosity got to me recently and with the proficienc...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep compost comments coming
To the Editor: "The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." Our fight to protect Middle Bay from destruction is far from over. Keep your comments coming and email them to lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Can you imagine giving Pete Olsen the keys to operate a plant in Middle Bay that would compost, or try to, the city's untreated solid waste? To the city, Pete Olsen was its quick fix, best financial solution to its dil...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job training key to stopping poverty
To the Editor: According to Mark Riddix, author of “4 Ways to Solve the Poverty Problem in the United States”, the United States has the highest poverty rate of any developed country at 15.1 percent. This increasing poverty rate needs to stop. One of Riddix’s ideas is to increase job training programs that qualify and match individuals who rely on the government with industries in need of skilled employees. Job tr...
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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