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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 | 8 8 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 | 9 9 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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Begich is the right candidate
I’m voting for Mark Begich for U.S. Senator because: He’s committed to our fisheries. He opposes the Pebble Mine, oil and gas development in Bristol Bay and genetically modified salmon. He’s chairman of the Senate Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcomittee, a position that has benefited our fishing community and the Coast Guard. He’s fiscally conservative, voting against an Obama budget that would have raised o...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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PANDA resolution would have been a simple fix
To the Editor, Phil Donahuhe: broadcasting legend and 29-year veteran of the "Donahue Show," in a posted article on The Real News Network entitled "The Radicalization of Phil Donahue,” explained that by hosting people like Noam Chomsky, he came to question his belief that he was blessed and living in the greatest country on earth. Mr. Donahue characterizes today’s mainstream media not as questioning the establishm...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak needs a crab restoration effort
To the Editor, Toby Sullivan wrote a great piece on the early Kodiak crab fishery. A kick in the mouth with a reminder that the community of Kodiak was built on crab. This city, the state and federal government have spent up to one billion dollars in often unbelievable financial indebtedness and flat-out government largesse, all taxpayer drains. Compare that with an embarrassingly low amount on restoring king and ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reduce, reuse and recycle
To the Editor, I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of letters about recycling. I wholeheartedly encourage every resident of Kodiak to first reduce, then reuse, and finally recycle as much as possible (in that order). I moved here in 1997, and even then I was appalled at the lack of recycling. I couldn't bring myself to toss out glass jars or bottles for months (friends thought my mountain of glass collecting in...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Begich represents Alaskan interestes
To the Editor, The upcoming General Election offers Alaskans the opportunity to make some very important decisions for the future of Alaska. I am sure I am not the only voter who is weary of the many negative campaign ads funded by the mega rich (based on half truths) that we have been saturated with. We have one candidate who has worked very hard to gain seniority and represent Alaskan interests. Senator Mark Beg...
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank you Kodiak
To the Editor, In late 1974, my family and I were living in Mendham when my husband, Verlyn Geriene, was diagnosed with Acute Granulocytic Leukemia of the stem cell. He was admitted to Morristown hospital where he received care from the very best doctors. After four weeks in the hospital and having had many blood tests and many bone marrow tests, all showing he was totally blitzed with Leukemia cells, I was given ...
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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