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Guest opinion: Plenty of reasons to recycle
Here’s why you should recycle. Recycling saves our resources by putting off their extraction and processing, and in doing so it saves astonishing amounts of energy. Making aluminum is a simple example. These are the steps: Destroy the surface of the earth, extract ore, crush ore, make hot ore soup, use electricity to extract aluminum, melt aluminum and shape it. When you recycle it goes like this: Melt aluminum an...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opinion: Sullivan's fishery debate refusal a troubling sign
Alaska’s U.S. Senator has to understand the unique needs of our coastal communities and the vital role commercial, subsistence and recreational fishing play in our economy and our culture. As chair of the Senate Fisheries and the Coast Guard Subcommittee, I work to listen to and represent the needs of Alaska fishermen. I am honored to have the endorsement of United Fishermen of Alaska because of this work. Alaska ...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decorum ordinance a waste of time
To the Editor, I have been following the recent issue regarding the so called "Decorum Ordinance" much to my displeasure. The Assembly passed the ordinance on-the-run during Kodiak's peak working season before anyone had a chance to notice it. It appears they will now repeal it. The decorum ordinance was unnecessary and has wasted public and the assembly's time. I am very concerned that they have not come up with ...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need accurate information about Prop. 1
To the editor: This pertains to the recent election pamphlet for the upcoming October election, in particular the language for Proposition 1, the $10 million bond measure. In reviewing the pamphlet, I saw that the language for this proposition contains some discrepancies as to whether or not these expenses are reimbursable by the state. On page 27, the pamphlet states “…replacement projects which are 70% reimbursa...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who approved new coast guard housing?
To the Editor, US Coast Guard is building new townhomes costing $950,000 each? (duplexes at $1.9 million for two homes). Who approved this $1.9 million expenditure? After surveying who in Kodiak about available housing in the private sector? Will these 20 new, super-expensive townhomes mean 20 private homes won't be sold on Kodiak Island? Or 20 units for rent in the private sector will be vacant? These will be the...
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food for thought
Dear Editor, With the institution of credit, long ago, when people decided they really didn’t want to wait for their own home, car, airplane or whatever; they originated the loan business as a way of providing money so they did not have to wait. All they would need to do is pay the person who has money a user fee (interest) as well as return the money by a given date according to the contract. If they did this the...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kaplan not a good choice for the Borough
To the Editor, We have a lot of people running for the Borough Assembly, so do not vote for Dave Kaplan. He has done nothing for us the whole time he has been on the assembly. He does not have any ambition, and loves to get paid by the Borough and not have to do anything. He also loves all the freebies and gets free travel. The others who are running for the assembly are go-getters, so choose from them. Lorna Arndt
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Opposition floats negative Walker messaging
Polling shows that Bill Walker is the only candidate who can beat the incumbent governor in November. As a result, a target has been slapped on Bill's back. Democratic fundraising efforts claiming Bill is wealthy with money to burn and just another cookie-cutter Republican fooling Alaskans by running as an Independent paint a false portrait. Republican pollsters are also testing negative Walker messaging. Their qu...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor: Glyphosate is harmful for humans and wildlife
To the Editor, Gallon after gallon of Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is being sprayed in Chiniak to aide in the replanting process. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is proven to be toxic to humans and wildlife. Including the fish and deer that the people of Kodiak rely on. Glyphosate causes numerous health problems including genetic mutations, destruction of red blood cells, ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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To the editor: No more apologizing
To the Editor, There is too much “apologizing “ going on in Washington D.C.wrong doings! Period! How about prison, thus there won’t be “sooo” much apologizing. Bill Bjorkland
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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