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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
Sep 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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Guest Opinion: Fix ordinance to protect plinking
The Kodiak City Council will soon hold a public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 1359. If adopted, the ordinance will prohibit the discharge of firearms and other dangerous weapons in the city. This ordinance was brought forward due to hunting activities taking place in heavily used recreational areas within the city limits. One fairly recent example was the shooting of a deer with a firearm on Near Island in 201...
Sep 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Smaller dividends are painful but prudent
Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost local businesses and increase local tax revenues. At the same time, I am keenly aware that many Alaskans are disappointed – and some are angry – about the size of this yea...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Award helps women live their dreams
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 | 24 24 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 | 29 29 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 | 48 48 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 | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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