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It's time for a stand against logging
To the Editor: We wrote a long letter to Debbie Lukin, President of Leisnoi Corp., documenting the significant community and environmental impacts of their clear-cut logging program in Chiniak this past three years and requesting that this cease. Leisnoi’s logging is totally inconsistent with their stated corporate goals to “implement effective environmental safeguards” and “be a trusted community partner.” We exp...
Dec 24, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't overshadow positive stories with negativity
To the Editor: Merry Christmas. See? That looks rather laconic, and a tad cynical with just a period. It would be more warm and jolly with an exclamation point. There is a difference in how you can say something just by altering one punctuation mark; but you can do even more with a photograph, and a few words on the front of a newspaper. I am referring to your Dec. 4 issue, which featured Santa descending from a m...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight racism on an individual level
To the Editor: Racism comes up throughout America’s history and often I wonder if it is still an unspoken issue in our small Kodiak community. While our population is diverse, people still have a hard time adapting to each other, I have witnessed. While attending Kodiak High School, I’ve watched Filipino, Alaska Native, white and Latino students cling to their own ethnicities. Unfortunately, each ethnicity has an ...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government should not control a free press
To the Editor: Journalists are under a lot of pressure, and the public puts a lot of blame on journalists and reporters for not always explaining the full truth. The government makes mistakes and doesn’t want citizens to know when they mess up or what they did to mess up. To cover up their mistakes, they only let journalists announce a certain amount of information they have on events or stories. The government se...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't get distracted while driving
To the Editor: On Nov. 30, 2013, celebrity Paul Walker and Roger Rodas had a fatal car accident. Reports hinted that the cause of the fiery crash was due to speeding or a drag race that ended badly. People should learn from this tragic event in order to be more alert and responsible drivers. Here in Kodiak, speeding and racing is not a huge problem, but distracted drivers sure are. I work at Kodiak’s McDonalds and...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rules must keep pace with school tech
To the Editor: I recently saw an article talking about changing the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s modes of technology and it intrigued me. In a synthesis essay, I've written about technology integrated into society, about its pros and cons. I began to wonder and think about the past experiences I've had as a student. When I was enrolled at St. Mary's School several years ago, we were introduced to keyboa...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obamacare is a good start
To the Editor: I for one am for a single-payer health care system, but for the time being, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a good start, especially in regard to Alaska Natives. Let’s remember that programs like the Indian Health Service are funded by the federal government and came about because of treaties and agreements that were signed many years ago. Many independent economists and think tanks now agree...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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HB77 will damage fishing economy
To the Editor: Protecting Alaska’s and the world’s greatest salmon and trout streams binds Alaskans together, whether we commercial, sport or subsistence fish. The governor’s bill to allow millions of gallons of water to be taken out of our best fishing waters, HB 77, is finally getting deserved attention. The bill puts the governor’s natural resources commissioner in charge of deciding how much water to take from...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be careful when criticizing others
To the Editor: After reading the Kodiak Daily Mirror this month, I am concerned with letters addressing our magistrate, chief of police and former borough mayor. I have come to realize the importance of disclosing the sources of who is being bashed or criticized. That includes the family members or friends of the author, or who they are defending. I was able to analyze some myself, only because I grew up in Kodiak...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska First! It’s Time.
When Congress called Alaska unfit to join the Union, Alaskans banded together to fight for statehood. Not as Republicans, not as Democrats but as Alaskans. We united again as Alaskans to rebuild after the 1964 earthquake and the 1967 Fairbanks flood. Alaska is again in a crisis that warrants checking our party initials at the door and uniting to correct the ill-fated course we are on. This crisis is not as tangibl...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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