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Kaplan brings a balance to the assembly
To the Editor, I recommend that we all vote for David Kaplan for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He brings a balance to the assembly by working hard to improve the impact of proposed policies on each person in the subgroups of the Kodiak Island community including village residents, processor families, our school age young people, educators, senior citizens, business people, Coast Guard families, and members o...
Oct 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Harmful fish management makes no sense'
To the Editor, Starting Oct. 6, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets in Anchorage on the continuing dispute of Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management. Trawlers want to privatize public groundfish resources, because it means they could collect quota lease fees of up to 70 percent without working aboard the boats where the quotas are caught. That just takes money from captains and crewmen who might sp...
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Guest Opinion: CFA's not good for Kodiak
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group recently drafted a letter representing the views of the "community" to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council supporting the formation of groups called Community Fishing Associations and giving quota share allocations to these groups. As someone who has fished out of Kodiak for 25 years, lived in Kodiak for 21 years and raised a family here, I do not support this. Community Fi...
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Sullivan not informed on Alaska issues
To the Editor, Dan Sullivan finally decided to support increasing Alaska’s minimum wage even though he originally opposed it. In a debate in January Sullivan said increasing the minimum wage wouldn’t solve any problems in the economy despite the fact that the evidence shows otherwise. Additionally a higher minimum wage would help reduce poverty and dependency on public benefits. One might wonder why Sullivan is so...
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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LeDoux has the qualities to serve Kodiak
To the Editor, It's that time again where we as citizens are given the responsibility and opportunity to cast a ballot for our local and state leaders. This year happens to be a fantastic year for voters, we've been blessed with some fresh new candidates running for seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Each candidate brings new insight, knowledge, and leadership skills to the table. Larry LeDoux is one of ...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Motivating folks to 'do the right thing'
To the Editor, Most conscientious folks already recycle and are sufficiently motivated by the common good. Trouble is, all the reasons Mr. Reinke laid out for recycling (in the Tuesday 9/16 edition) are not enough to motivate the majority of our citizens who don’t. The folks who recycle now do not recycle enough to significantly increase the life of the landfill, reduce our garbage costs, or reduce our impact on t...
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kaplan represents the public
To the Editor: On Sept. 25 I was on the Borough Assembly work session agenda and presented to the assembly about the need to fully utilize our community transitional housing facility resource on Mission Road for our family members who struggle with addiction and need safe and sober housing. This was not a presentation asking for any funds, just leadership and will from our elected officials who are responsible for...
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Drive carefully around schools
Approximately 40 percent of the elementary and middle school students in Kodiak walk or ride the bus to school. As the days grow increasingly shorter this fall and winter, this means that over 700 or more elementary and middle school students are walking in the vicinity of the schools or to their bus stops in the dark. The areas around many schools are poorly lit, and many of the bus stops don’t have dedicated lig...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leist has the right vision for Kodiak
To the Editor: Those of us who have committed to living in Kodiak know that there are many things that make living here a joy. Access to outdoor recreation and the friendliness of the community are high on the list. But, we also know that there are many things that make it hard to stay. The cost of living is very high, it is very difficult to find affordable housing, and our downtown is a desolate place that in no...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: 'Catch shares come at a cost to coastal communities'
We are a fishing community. That’s one aspect of commercial fishing that everyone in Kodiak agrees on. We have an active waterfront and an infrastructure built to sustain our fishing town into the future. We have invested a tremendous amount of money to supply the volume of water and electricity needed to process fish. We’ve invested in a boat yard to maintain our vessels and many support businesses rely on the fl...
Sep 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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