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Trump, Putin right on Mideast policy
To the editor: Donald Trump recently cancelled a trip to Israel stating that he will only go after he is elected president. I take this as a possible good sign. Trump also made a reference to the need for addressing the issue of an ally country which is supporting terrorists. According to the Ron Paul Institute, Israel has openly acknowledged support for the al Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra Front. TV crews have fil...
Jan 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep whole person in mind
To the editor: This letter is written regarding the upcoming release of the footage of the Sept. 16 police interaction, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The person at the center of these events is Nick Pletnikoff, friend, neighbor, classmate, co-worker, dedicated volunteer, outdoors adventurer, runner, fellow citizen. He has a tremendous work ethic, strong interest in learning, and is more commit...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Paying more for our own oil
Prior to the public reception for Gov. Walker on Dec. 21, I checked diesel fuel prices for boats to buy bulk, at the 4,000-gallon level. Seattle’s base price was $1.37, totaling $5,480. North Pacific Fuel’s dock in Kodiak was $2.56 before taxes, totaling $10,240. That’s $4,760 more for marine diesel, and I’ll buy far more during the fishing year. Seattle’s oil products that came out of our wells — shipped to Anaco...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bias shows in cases cracked
To the editor: Bell’s Flats has had a number of break-ins over the holidays. All were reported to the Alaska State Troopers but remain unresolved. This summer approximately five outboards were stolen from Fish and Game property. Not much later the outboards were located in a neighboring garage and reclaimed by the authorities.The guilty were arrested and are now awaiting trial. From my understanding, it took a lit...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walkers’ plan for PFD unfair to poor
To the editor: The governor finds support for his tax plan. Yeah, by the rich. His tax plan will hurt the poor across the island and state the most. His tax plan should not include using the permanent fund. People with disabilities, the poor, elserly and children depend on every last dollar from the permanent fund. His tax plan is a disaster for these groups. The governor needs a broader approach that includes a p...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Threat to PFD needs real discussion
To the editor: With the idea of the state taking our PFD or part of it, there should be a good public discussion, not just words, like, “I think the public sees it my way,” or a vote on the matter. How about when the oil prices come back to where they were, the PFD goes back to the people as Gov. Hammond wanted. Fancy words are being used by the state to get at it. Anyone want a salary cut in Juneau? To help? Bill...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Today’s children don’t understand values, self-worth
To the editor: Roughly 50 years ago when I graduated from high school we had no teachers aids unless they were final year teaching students doing their student teacher requirements. I had 30 to 40 students in each high school class. We seldom had people in the principal’s office and the principals or administration staff never substituted for teachers. As a country we had the highest number of graduates from high ...
Dec 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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We will all have to face fiscal pain
To the editor: My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the governor’s reception this past Monday evening on Near Island. The event was both impressive and enjoyable, and certainly the organizers, sponsors, and kitchen staff deserve a “well done” for their efforts. One hour of the event was devoted to an audience question and answer session with the governor, where audience members could come up to a microphone...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Release of video taking too long
To the editor: Listening to the news on KMXT radio yesterday morning concerning latest news about the Pletnikof “investigation,” I could not help but recall reading in our local newspaper that there would be released a preliminary report of said incident on or about Dec 11. Well that date has come and gone and reading between the lines, I think that the reality is probably more like the 12th of never. Open governm...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boatyard building proposal no surprise
To the editor: Several months ago I testified before the city council regarding their proposed building for the Dog Bay boatlift. I was told by Mr. Szabo publically that was an untruth and there were no plans. Members of the council chastised me with Charles Davidson telling me to get my facts straight. The fact is, Mr. Davidson, there was and currently is a picture of the building on the plans for future improvem...
Dec 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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