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Bud Cassidy is 'a good man'
To the Editor: You have heard the expression, of course, “A good man, nowadays, is hard to find.” It applies to women as well. Often, in our case, when we are looking for someone to fill an important position in town, we assume that we need to look elsewhere for “a good man.” Sometimes, when unique abilities are required, this is necessary. Often, the dedication needed for an exceptional job is found only in someo...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stephens and Stutes only assembly members who make any sense
To the Editor: I listened to the borough assembly meeting last night and became annoyed. The only assembly members who spoke any sense were Mr. Stephens and Mrs. Stutes. I feel those two consider the future more so and the effect of the decisions the assembly makes now. I, too, would have voted against the care center which will only have 22 beds. At this point there are so many unknowns but five assembly members ...
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Final meeting in current building
To the editor: Kodiak Public Library Association will hold its annual meeting this Saturday. As has been the case for each of the last five years, this event gives us a moment to pause and reflect on what we’ve achieved, and to share that information with our members and supporters. Amazingly, this will be the last year we hold our annual meeting in the current library building. As your readers know, the new libra...
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Letting Cruise Industry Waste Dumping Damage The Greatest Fisheries In The World?
Care much about the decline of Alaska’s king salmon and halibut? I do. You do, and protecting Alaska’s fish and clean water is why you voted in 2006 for strict water quality standards to prevent cruise ship companies from dumping poorly treated, damaging copper and human waste — 20,000 gallons at a time — into our fishing waters. Unfortunately, in my view and many of yours, the Governor and GOP-led House passed a ...
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't trust Obama's gun control plans
To the Editor: Obama is not to be trusted over gun control. He has already showed his colors. Why — and I repeat — why did he not do what he is doing now in his first term? If he would have, he would not be around today. He knew that. His “army” is all lined up. Mayor Bloomberg or Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who used to work for Obama, Senator Feinstein, Joe Biden Vice President, and all people he can brainwash including ...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep the Akhiok runway names the same
To the Editor: Monday’s KDM carried two stories regarding an Akhiok community proposal to rename the state-owned runways (plural) at Akhiok the Jim Andie and Robin Starrett Runway (singular). A proposal to this effect is also Senate Bill SB 31. Were such a change to the runway identifiers to occur, it is my opinion that doing so could cause confusion and thereby degrade the measure of safety that is built-in throu...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nominate someone for First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards
To the Editor: Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominations are due by March 1. Details and a link to the nomination form are available at gov.alaska.gov. Thanks to all our volunteers for making a difference...
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter about privatized catch shares contains crucial information
To the Editor: The city and borough letter about privatized catch shares for Gulf groundfish will reach the North Pacific Fishery Management Council next week in Portland, Ore. Buried within it are the crucial issues of labor investments, ongoing compensation for captains and crew, and whether these historical, active participants could be gifted individual quota rights, and their liberty to use such rights apart ...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Path is not a priority
To the Editor: The idea of a multi-use path is nice but not a nice idea now. It's neither a priority nor a necessity. If Juneau can tighten its financial belt why can't the city of Kodiak? This requested project by some folks is a luxury that neither the city nor the taxpayers can afford. The 10-foot wide, 1.3-mile path would commence at Pier 2 on Shelikof Street and terminate at Deadman's Curve. The city needs to...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Preparing for an Arctic Future
Alaskans lead the nation in many things — resilience, toughness and creativity — and we are leaps and bounds ahead of rest of the United States when it comes to knowing a cold truth: we are an Arctic nation, and we need to start mapping out an Arctic-oriented agenda, especially from a maritime perspective. This agenda will require the leadership of our nation’s maritime guardians, the United States Coast Guard. I ...
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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