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Who approved new coast guard housing?
To the Editor, US Coast Guard is building new townhomes costing $950,000 each? (duplexes at $1.9 million for two homes). Who approved this $1.9 million expenditure? After surveying who in Kodiak about available housing in the private sector? Will these 20 new, super-expensive townhomes mean 20 private homes won't be sold on Kodiak Island? Or 20 units for rent in the private sector will be vacant? These will be the...
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food for thought
Dear Editor, With the institution of credit, long ago, when people decided they really didn’t want to wait for their own home, car, airplane or whatever; they originated the loan business as a way of providing money so they did not have to wait. All they would need to do is pay the person who has money a user fee (interest) as well as return the money by a given date according to the contract. If they did this the...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kaplan not a good choice for the Borough
To the Editor, We have a lot of people running for the Borough Assembly, so do not vote for Dave Kaplan. He has done nothing for us the whole time he has been on the assembly. He does not have any ambition, and loves to get paid by the Borough and not have to do anything. He also loves all the freebies and gets free travel. The others who are running for the assembly are go-getters, so choose from them. Lorna Arndt
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Opposition floats negative Walker messaging
Polling shows that Bill Walker is the only candidate who can beat the incumbent governor in November. As a result, a target has been slapped on Bill's back. Democratic fundraising efforts claiming Bill is wealthy with money to burn and just another cookie-cutter Republican fooling Alaskans by running as an Independent paint a false portrait. Republican pollsters are also testing negative Walker messaging. Their qu...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor: Glyphosate is harmful for humans and wildlife
To the Editor, Gallon after gallon of Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is being sprayed in Chiniak to aide in the replanting process. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is proven to be toxic to humans and wildlife. Including the fish and deer that the people of Kodiak rely on. Glyphosate causes numerous health problems including genetic mutations, destruction of red blood cells, ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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To the editor: No more apologizing
To the Editor, There is too much “apologizing “ going on in Washington D.C.wrong doings! Period! How about prison, thus there won’t be “sooo” much apologizing. Bill Bjorkland
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Walker is a team player
I first met Rich Walker when he and I both volunteered diligently on Alan Austerman’s first State House campaign. We met again some years later when I was project manager for Kodiak’s first waterfront restaurant. Rich’s environmental company gave us a favorable asbestos abatement. Another ten years passed and I find myself working for Rich on the base. In the three different relationships and also a friendship, I ...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Get out and vote
In case anyone missed the Chamber of Commerce/KMXT debate on Aug. 12, here are the basic talking points from the opening and closing statements by the three republican candidates running for House District 32, as I heard them. Louis Stutes — OPENING remarks: Kodiak resident for 40 years, successful business owner, strong leadership skills, was elected to and served on the Borough Assembly. Louis Stutes — CLOSING r...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Treadwell is the best choice
To the Editor, On Tuesday I am voting for Mead Treadwell and you should as well. Of the three candidates in the Republican primary I believe Mead Treadwell is far and away the most qualified, knowledgeable and able candidate. I have known Mead for nearly 30 years and have been impressed with his wide range of knowledge and experience in Alaskan matters. Mead has worked extensively in private industry and understan...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman wrong on Stutes facts
To the Editor, At Tuesday night’s candidate’s forum Carol Austerman misrepresented the facts when she accused Louise Stutes of having sued the Borough shortly after being elected to the Assembly, which action Ms. Austerman then went on to equate with a lack of fiscal responsibility on Ms. Stutes’ part, supposedly because the lawsuit cost the Borough a good deal in legal fees and costs. Ms. Austerman is flatly wron...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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