Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
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Safe Routes to School aims to encourage kids to walk or bike to school
To the Editor: We appreciate that the Daily Mirror brought attention to the recently completed Kodiak Safe Routes to School plan, which addresses how to make our community more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. However, the article published on June 6 misrepresented Safe Routes to School by implying that the primary focus is to address childhood obesity in Kodiak. The author of the article also made a poor choice o...
Jun 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give us the choice on smoking ban
To the Editor: Here we go again. More government control on its way, less freedom each day. Seems the borough assembly is headed towards more control with a smoking ban. We are well informed about the risks with smoking. We do have choices, do we not? The issue here is when someone else tells another how to operate their business, there is no freedom. The correct method would be to talk to the owner about their co...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop lying
To the Editor: Clinton and Bush both told lies. A copycat is formed to others. On the Benghazi and IRS matters, the in after is there, “I take the fifth!” or “I know nothing or heard nothing!” Some even get by, by saying “I’m sorry!” or “I apologize.” DJ Holder and IRS Lerner are both lying. Lerner gets “leave with pay,” where prison would be better for the matter. The same for DJ Holder, a con who is supposed to ...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Never give up
To the Editor: I am proud to be an athlete in Special Olympics. It’s because I’m glad to be part of it. My coaches and trainers always say, “Never give up.” I help Special Olympics to raise money for the program. My favorite sport is power lifting. Brittany Tregarthen
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sand Point relies on fishing, too
I would like to make a comment on your recently published article, “Kodiak Acts on Tendering Issue”, dated April 3, 2013, on the local processors’ plea to the Kodiak City Council. Sand Point, like Kodiak, depends heavily on our natural resources. We do not have a diversified economy such as the Coast Guard, tourism, the sport fishing industry, the Kodiak Launch Complex and the luxury of the Alaska Marine Highway S...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's gun control agenda must be stopped
To the Editor: Obama took a trip to Mexico two weeks ago. While there, he put all the blame on U.S. gun dealers, saying 90 percent of the guns recovered came from gun dealers on the border. That’s a lie. Read on. The black market in Mexico is a virtual arms bazaar, with fragmentation grenades from South Korea, AK-47s from China and shoulder-fired rocket launchers from Spain and Russia. The Russian Mafia groups Pod...
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak is the safest place I have ever lived
To the Editor: In response to the letter about the downtown mall, this is perhaps a good time to bring up the bit about Kodiak being an inclusive community. You may have seen that sign driving near Dead Man’s curve. I have wondered what that means and who put that sign there. While I don’t have the answer, please let me offer my interpretation. For me, living in an inclusive city is understanding that people have ...
May 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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May is ALS awareness month
To the Editor: Why May? Google Kevin Packman of Miami, Fla., and discover his crusade for his father, Bruce. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the U.S. In other parts of the world, it is known as motor neuron diseases (MND), of which ALS is the most common. If only the upper motor neurons (from the brain) are damaged, it is called primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). If onl...
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support the American Legion Auxiliary's poppy program
To the Editor: With Memorial Day soon approaching, we would like to reflect some on not only those brave and wonderful men and women who have paid the “ultimate price” but to all our veterans! We want to tell you the story of the “Poppy” as it relates to the American Legion. Did you know that in the spring of 1919, amidst complete devastation, the poppies bloomed in abundance on the battlefields of France where so...
May 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Downtown mall has become an unwelcoming place
To the Editor: I, along with many other people, work on the mall. We have become increasingly distressed at the unsavory environment there, and the situation is only getting worse. The core problem is that some of our town’s more unfortunate citizens are allowed to loiter, be drunk in public, and pester workers and patrons of the local businesses with impunity. This spring we have seen an escalation to include sex...
May 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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