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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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Stage and Screen: '42' — A Huge Story — A Small Film
Jackie Robinson was more than a baseball player. Jackie Robinson was the “lucky” black man selected to integrate Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball was the archetypical all-white American institution antithetical to the smugly held American notion that “all men are created equal.” Clearly, post-World War II America was not ready to throw off the pervasive racism that permeated all levels of American soci...
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No word on furloughs for Kodiak Weather Service personnel
Union representatives declared Monday that the National Weather Service is planning large-scale furloughs this summer, including the service’s 200 employees in Alaska. No one at the weather service station at Kodiak State Airport could answer questions about the proposal, but Jim Brader, Alaska representative for the National Weather Service Employees Organization said four days of furloughs are planned at each of...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep track: Obas leads Kodiak to victory
For the past four years, Kodiak’s Josh Obas displayed his quickness on the basketball court. On Friday and Saturday, he showcased his speediness in Kodiak’s inaugural track and field meet at the newly renovated Baranof Park by dominating the sprint events. Obas accounted for six of the Kodiak boys’ 15 victories to help the Bears earn a weekend sweep of Anchorage Christian and Seward. Kodiak’s girls also picked up ...
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Clyde L. Hansen
Family and friends mourn the loss of their loved one, Clyde L. Hansen, who passed away in Oregon on April 26, 2013. Hansen was born on Oct. 12, 1927 in Marysville, Idaho to Chester and Lottie Hansen. Raised in Idaho with five brothers and six sisters, Clyde went on to enlist in the Army on Jan. 24, 1946, served as a medic stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., and was honorably discharged in 1947. In his lifetime, Clyde ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 1
Saturday, April 27 • At 12:36 a.m. and 2:23 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:27 a.m., a caller reported someone stole his pipe. • At 2:37 a.m., an officer found drug paraphernalia and seized it for destruction. • At 3:28 a.m. and 3:34 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:42 a.m., an officer removed misplaced traffic cones from the roadway. • At 3:53 a.m., a man receive...
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Around Kodiak: May 1
Peterson Elementary is hosting its annual art walk from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight. Students have been working with local artists on special projects all year. Come check out the different art projects, and bid on different sweets at the bake auction. Admission is free. Artist-in-residence Ryan Conarro will hold a theater workshop “Ensemble Explorations” tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Kodiak High School commons. In t...
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Man faces theft charge for alleged Craigslist scam
A Kodiak man is facing a serious theft charge for allegedly selling a car on Craigslist and failing to deliver it to the buyer in Whittier. Loren Delacruz, 22, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on April 24, for one count of second-degree theft. Second-degree theft is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, Kodiak police detectives received a Cr...
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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...
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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...
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