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Bias shows in cases cracked
To the editor: Bell’s Flats has had a number of break-ins over the holidays. All were reported to the Alaska State Troopers but remain unresolved. This summer approximately five outboards were stolen from Fish and Game property. Not much later the outboards were located in a neighboring garage and reclaimed by the authorities.The guilty were arrested and are now awaiting trial. From my understanding, it took a lit...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walkers’ plan for PFD unfair to poor
To the editor: The governor finds support for his tax plan. Yeah, by the rich. His tax plan will hurt the poor across the island and state the most. His tax plan should not include using the permanent fund. People with disabilities, the poor, elserly and children depend on every last dollar from the permanent fund. His tax plan is a disaster for these groups. The governor needs a broader approach that includes a p...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Threat to PFD needs real discussion
To the editor: With the idea of the state taking our PFD or part of it, there should be a good public discussion, not just words, like, “I think the public sees it my way,” or a vote on the matter. How about when the oil prices come back to where they were, the PFD goes back to the people as Gov. Hammond wanted. Fancy words are being used by the state to get at it. Anyone want a salary cut in Juneau? To help? Bill...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Today’s children don’t understand values, self-worth
To the editor: Roughly 50 years ago when I graduated from high school we had no teachers aids unless they were final year teaching students doing their student teacher requirements. I had 30 to 40 students in each high school class. We seldom had people in the principal’s office and the principals or administration staff never substituted for teachers. As a country we had the highest number of graduates from high ...
Dec 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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We will all have to face fiscal pain
To the editor: My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the governor’s reception this past Monday evening on Near Island. The event was both impressive and enjoyable, and certainly the organizers, sponsors, and kitchen staff deserve a “well done” for their efforts. One hour of the event was devoted to an audience question and answer session with the governor, where audience members could come up to a microphone...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Release of video taking too long
To the editor: Listening to the news on KMXT radio yesterday morning concerning latest news about the Pletnikof “investigation,” I could not help but recall reading in our local newspaper that there would be released a preliminary report of said incident on or about Dec 11. Well that date has come and gone and reading between the lines, I think that the reality is probably more like the 12th of never. Open governm...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boatyard building proposal no surprise
To the editor: Several months ago I testified before the city council regarding their proposed building for the Dog Bay boatlift. I was told by Mr. Szabo publically that was an untruth and there were no plans. Members of the council chastised me with Charles Davidson telling me to get my facts straight. The fact is, Mr. Davidson, there was and currently is a picture of the building on the plans for future improvem...
Dec 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheap oil means tighter belts
As most Alaskans know, a sharp drop in the price of oil over the last year and a half blew a gaping hole in the state’s budget. This year, revenues are expected to cover just 40 percent of our costs. When your family’s income suddenly drops by more than half, you cut spending. That’s exactly what we did. Working with the Legislature, we cut state general fund spending by 19 percent in a single year. It’s not easy,...
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who are the good guys now?
I lack the words to describe the absurd, corrupt, immoral, hypocritical, nature of the criminal operation these arrogant officials are carrying out in the Middle East. What the U.S., Saudi Arabia, NATO and others have been doing now for over 10 years in that area is beyond insane. How can the people who are perpetrating these treasonous crimes against the U.S. and the Middle East not be in prison or worse? Barack ...
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trees have value beyond money
To the editor: The remaining timber out in Chiniak will not lose its value if left alone, if you look at it from a different perspective. Lots of people and wildlife view trees as a place of beauty and serenity. Since the large-scale logging out in Chiniak there’s only the borough-owned trees and state tract near the Sacramento River. Wildlife like bears, deer, birds, etc. Have now been using these last two remain...
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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