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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 | 18 18 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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Legion support
To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual baby contest on Saturday, June 28. The American Legion was full of beautiful babies decked out in some fancy patriotic attire. The judges had a very hard time judging. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the ladies of the auxiliary for a job very well done. Many hours of planning and volunteer work goes into this contest every year. For G...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decorum ordinance
To the editor: Borough Assembly members Carol Austerman and Chris Lynch sponsor and co-sponsor a request for a public comment ordinance (KDM July 17, 2014). Let me see if I remember correctly. Chris Lynch was awarded contracts worth tens of thousands of borough resident taxpayer dollars while holding a seat on the assembly. We then had to spend untold amounts on a ballot measure to prevent any future assembly memb...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repealing Ordinance
To the Editor: This ordinance was sponsored by Chris Lynch and Carol Austerman due to the public being outraged by the conflict of interest that Chris Lynch had by being on the Borough Assembly and awarding contracts that she was personally involved with. If these women believe they can silence the public by putting an ordinance in place for "we the people" by regulating us on asking what their motives are and how...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor’s plan is smoke and mirrors
To the Editor, The state has not done an audit on the oil companies since 2007. The governor does not want to have the state do an audit because it would expose the fact that the free billions of dollars he is giving away is all going out of state. None of it will be spent in Alaska. The money the oil companies’ are spending now in the oil fields was planned a number of years ago and has nothing to do with the fre...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wait and see on decorum rules
Letter to the Editor. Mr. Stewart makes good points. The expectations of decorum highlighted in the ordinance (re: avoiding ad hominems, questioning motives, etc.) are already a part of Robert’s Rules, which the Assembly adopted, so those prohibitions are superfluous, as I, too, suggested. Which is, admittedly, part of my confusion, too: opponents to the ordinance disagree with this language, but it has already be...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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