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Getting out of the mess
Is it possible for Leisnoi's (member of the board of directors) Jana Turvey, Debbie Lukin and Jeff Chester to get out from under the mess they created? The clear-cut land is a tax problem. It will be well more than 50 years before the trees will ever grow back to cover the ugly site. They will not receive any income to the corporation to pay the shareholders any dividends. Some of the shareholders have been crying...
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea fisheries need protection from offshore drilling
Longstanding Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishermen, Stosh Anderson lives in Kodiak, Alaska and Robert Heyano is a life-long resident of Bristol Bay. There is no match to Alaska’s diverse and productive fisheries. From Southeast to the Bering Sea, we produce half of the U.S. domestic seafood. Fisheries management might be complex but the result is simple: healthy fisheries equal more jobs than any other private s...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote with the Bible as your guide
With the election coming up shortly, I wanted to write a letter to encourage fellow citizens to get out and vote. It is our right as citizens of America, and I personally believe our duty to get out and vote. Our system was designed that our government was “of the people, for the people and by the people,” so we play an important part in the process, even though sometimes it seems that the people we elect soon for...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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Underneath the smiles, fancy galas and stereotypes, many Filipino-Americans are struggling
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell officially declared October 2014 as Filipino-American History Month. As October comes to a close, one must ask: Who really are the Filipino-Americans — the group that composes half of the Asian/Pacific Islander population in Alaska? We seem to see them everywhere, right? They are our co-workers, our neighbors, our classmates, our friends and our family. We see them working in post offices,...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes gained knowledge from local government service
Seeing a McCune for State House political sign yesterday started me thinking: Why would someone from Kodiak want a resident of Cordova to represent District 32 in the Alaska State House when a Kodiak resident as highly qualified and hardworking as Louise Stutes is also on the ballot? Maybe the answer is simply party politics: Jerry McCune is a Democrat while Louise Stutes is a Republican. Some people put party fir...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCune is fish savvy
I am supporting Jerry McCune for House District 32, which includes Kodiak and many other smaller communities in Alaska, based on his expansive knowledge of Alaskan fisheries issues. Commercial salmon fishing as a drift gillnetter and purse seiner has been his lifelong job. He has spent the better part of 23 years in Juneau during the legislative sessions, advocating for statewide fisheries concerns and working bot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska deserves better than Parnell
Editor, Every Alaskan should read the Oct. 15 Anchorage Press article “Three-Headed Monster” or the Oct. 18 Alaska Dispatch News story “National Guard documents detail chronic misconduct among recruiting leaders.” Portions of military investigation reports reveal recruiters preyed on female high school JROTC cadets as young as freshmen, underage recruits, and civilian women by grooming them for sex, molesting and ...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes is a lady with integrity
To the Editor, I am writing to ask you and your readers to support Louise Stutes for state representative in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Louise will do an exemplary job as our representative for House District 32. She has been a Kodiak resident for 35 years with a portion of those years on the high seas fishing with her husband, Stormy. Louise also was elected to and served on the Kodiak Island Borough for six y...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asking supporters to continue taking the high road
Alaskans, don't be buffaloed. Every day, the opposition comes up with a different attack ad, a misleading poll, a misquote. They send their people to our events to record us, take copious notes and watch our every move. When I first announced my run for governor in 2009, they sent an investigator to Valdez to go through all my actions as mayor in the ’70s. Sean Parnell has spent more time making public records req...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank you for not using bleach
To the Editor, Not long ago I went to a place where it was bleached. I explained to them that when I smell bleach I become asthmatic, and in time become dizzy. I explained what they could do and asked if they could use other stuff. Not long after I was back to the place for an important meeting but it was so bleached that I had to stay outside and listen through a window, and still at times I had to step away from...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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