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To the editor: The name Soroptimist is coined from the Latin words meaning “best for women” and that is what our organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women be their best. It is a global volunteer organization that, for over 90 years, has inspired dedicated members to lead women into social and economic empowerment. Our mission is to provide women and girls wi...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Upkeep for Otmeloi worth some thought
Disclaimer: the author resides in Service Area No. 1 and has driven Otmeloi Way daily for the past two decades. On Oct. 4 Kodiak will hold a municipal election. One item to be voted on by the residents of Service Area No. 1 and those on Otmeloi Way is a question of whether to redesign and pave Otmeloi Way and to then have these same residents pick up the tab for the increased maintenance costs. Also, this measure,...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Columnist runs on wrong page
To the editor: Reading Jared Griffin’s column on words from Sept. 15 makes me think it should be changed to the editorial page. Is this a section to be read and entertained and show us how little of the English language us common folks don’t understand or another platform for the liberal left? Craig Olson
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Hill good for school board, homeowners
To the editor: Elect Julie Cain Hill for school board. I have known Julie for over 35 years as a loyal family friend, wonderful mother of three (all graduates of Kodiak High), a 44-year resident of Kodiak and homeowner. In particular, as a previous school board member myself, I knew Julie as a 34-year school teacher, now retired, who was specially dedicated to her school children, those children’s parents and the ...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Rep on wrong track with pink salmon aid
To the editor: While I believe our state representative is acting with good intentions regarding the 2016 pink salmon season, I still strongly disagree with her proposal. This proposal goes against the natural order of business. If a business can no longer afford a bad fishing season, then a change needs to occur. In my opinion, that change should not be the government stepping in and propping up a business that c...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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KDM EDITORIAL: Prop 1 sides engage with a flourish
In any contested election campaign we expect the opposing sides to use spin, rhetorical flourishes and selective detail, even when the charge of outright falsification doesn’t apply. The sides on city Proposition 1, asking voters whether to allow city workers the right to unionize, both have added some flourishes that merit a good look from a neutral, literal perspective. On the side of a yes vote, Teamsters Local...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Community can talk about curriculum
This past week Kodiak High School announced the time and date for an upcoming town hall meeting titled “Community Voice.” The purpose of this meeting is to sound out our community’s views on what additional subjects could be taught in the seventh- to 12th-grade curriculum and any recommendations as to how existing courses can be improved. Also, there are to be opportunities for the public to actively participate i...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encore! to faculty recital
To the editor: Bravo! Walter Muelling’s efforts in organizing a musical recital of KIBSD music faculty members was a true delight for many of us in the community. We are thankful for the opportunity to attend an event of such excellent quality and appreciate this gift immensely. It would be heartwarming to have his idea of a yearly faculty recital become a tradition in Kodiak. Dorothy Holm
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes’ pink salmon relief plan will hurt Alaskans
To the editor: I strongly oppose Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal, which includes a 2016 loan payment pardon for state-funded fishermen and a federal disaster declaration. Her interference in private business will affect the movement of salmon permits. In my opinion Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal is a disaster for the fishing industry and all hardworking Alaskans. Renee Darrenkamp
Sep 12, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retired teacher right choice for school board
To the editor: At this moment in time I highly commend any citizen who chooses to take their time and energy to run for a public office. Here in Kodiak we have three women who are running for one school board position. I commend each one. My vote will be cast on Oct. 4 for Julie Cain Hill, a highly respected Kodiak resident of 44 years. Julie arrived in Kodiak a young single teacher, married, and raised three Kodi...
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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