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Alaska Aerospace Corporation should close the launch complex
To the Editor: Now the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) wants the federal government to pay for a barge dock and boat launch at Pasagshak Bay (Kodiak Daily Mirror 9-10-13). After 18 years, it is time the AAC stops suckling off taxpayers and the state and close the defunct Kodiak Launch Complex. The proposed larger launches — the Falcon 1 for e.g., which is a two-stage liquid rocket, means more contamination to t...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Use of CFA should be explored for quota distribution
Many Kodiak residents remember with pain and regret the negative impacts of Bering Sea crab rationalization. Many are also aware of the negative community impacts from the rationalizing of fisheries in Iceland, New Zealand, and our own East Coast. Past experience tells us that when catch share programs (rationalization) are put in place, communities suffer significant negative impacts. The City and Borough of Kodi...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isn’t Kodiak a great place to live?
To the Editor: I thoroughly enjoy the support when someone publicly attacks one of our own. The rules governing letters to the editor in the past have warned us against personal attacks. We have stirred up the Kodiak I have known for better than three decades. Like when the city wanted to use its own land on Near Island for the new police department and the three Jacks (as we call them), fought and defeated the pr...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be careful who you vote for
To the Editor: It now appears we have a hardline Communist and KGB officer running the Syrian chemical weapons show: Vladimir Putin. He is also very much military. The leader of the United States has never been in the military. He doesn’t know anything about it, and it shows when making decisions and the right decisions. The Russians even bailed him out when he, Obama, stuck his foot in his mouth concerning the “r...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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More to learn from Zimmerman trial
To the Editor: On June 25, 2013, during George Zimmerman’s trial, state prosecutor John Guy officially identified the personal possessions found, by the police, on Trayvon Martin’s body. These include “an unopened bag of Skittles” and a “full can of watermelon-flavored drink.” Photographs of the evidence show a clear plastic bag containing a red can. The label on the can identifies it as being “Arizona, Vitamin C ...
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote 'yes' on Proposition 1
To the Editor: As elected government officials, our borough assembly members and our borough mayor should be held to higher standards. On Oct. 1, we the public will be voting on “Prop. 1,” which is crafted to help eliminate conflicts of interest with the assembly members and mayor. By voting yes on Prop. 1, we can preclude the mayor or any assembly member from being employed by the borough, or having a personal se...
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter was on target
To the Editor: In this past Thursday’s KDM was a letter to the editor castigating both KDM (for printing) and the author of a prior letter to the editor who essentially gave a particular court officer a piece of her mind regarding a decision of his. I found the original letter addressed a relevant social issue and the fact that KDM did not censor this letter to be responsible and consistent with First Amendment gu...
Sep 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be a solution, not a problem
To the Editor: As a four-year member of Kodiak Teen Court, I have seen firsthand the admirable contributions that Judge Cole has made to this community. He has volunteered his valuable time to aid us in disciplining youth, using a model of restorative justice that help minors learn to give back to the City of Kodiak. Last year he swore in several new Teen Court judges, including myself, inspiring us all to strive ...
Sep 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Private matters don't belong in a public forum
To the Editor: I would like to respond to the author of last week’s letter to the editor consisting of an assault on my family. A public letter is not the forum to discuss matters in such a way. To begin with, your facts about my brother are incorrect. I would like to clarify that he is not “bad” or “in and out of jail all of his life so far” but instead is a well-respected asset at his job, an incredible, compass...
Sep 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Learn about the Affordable Care Act
To the Editor: Open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins in about three weeks. While the ACA provides protections and health care coverage for all Alaskans, Alaskan women particularly benefit from its requirement that insurance plans (finally!) cover the full range of FDA-approved contraception methods and stop insurance discrimination, “gender rating,” against women (www....
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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