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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 | 22 22 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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Why are we allowing a 'Shadow Government?'
There exists today, for lack of a better term, a "Shadow Government" that owes allegiance to no one and is hiding in plain sight. It has been publicly exposed and admitted that the following agencies, public and private, have been, do and will continue to collect and archive information on us, the American people. This "Shadow Government" consists of the NSA, FBI, CIA, DHS, TSA, Threat Fusion Centers, Department o...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Plenty of reasons to recycle
Here’s why you should recycle. Recycling saves our resources by putting off their extraction and processing, and in doing so it saves astonishing amounts of energy. Making aluminum is a simple example. These are the steps: Destroy the surface of the earth, extract ore, crush ore, make hot ore soup, use electricity to extract aluminum, melt aluminum and shape it. When you recycle it goes like this: Melt aluminum an...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opinion: Sullivan's fishery debate refusal a troubling sign
Alaska’s U.S. Senator has to understand the unique needs of our coastal communities and the vital role commercial, subsistence and recreational fishing play in our economy and our culture. As chair of the Senate Fisheries and the Coast Guard Subcommittee, I work to listen to and represent the needs of Alaska fishermen. I am honored to have the endorsement of United Fishermen of Alaska because of this work. Alaska ...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decorum ordinance a waste of time
To the Editor, I have been following the recent issue regarding the so called "Decorum Ordinance" much to my displeasure. The Assembly passed the ordinance on-the-run during Kodiak's peak working season before anyone had a chance to notice it. It appears they will now repeal it. The decorum ordinance was unnecessary and has wasted public and the assembly's time. I am very concerned that they have not come up with ...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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