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Thanks for the donation
My husband brought home recently a donation for my ALS bake sale fundraiser on March 7. To the woman who gave her donation to one of my volunteers who works at Safeway, I would like to say, "Thank you very much!” Her donation will be sent to the ALS Evergreen Chapter in Kent, Washington, which has Alaska in its territory. There is no ALS chapter in our state. — Sarah Thayer
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Show us the contract
Theory: A theory provides an explanatory framework for some observations. Fact: In 1992 George Bush #1 signed an agreement called Agenda 21 presented and provided by the United Nations. Or: Clinton is the first president to provide money toward its implementation. Or: The school Board had a surplus of $5 million a few weeks ago and now they don’t. The Borough is building a new $80 million school and there is no co...
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Difference between personal mission and passion
Here’s my reaction to Betty MacTavish’s letter to the editor (March 18) about SB-1: 1. Personal mission and passion: Personal mission is using position or power to change something you don't like. TRUE Passion is pursuing something you love and care about, like saving whales or feeding the hungry, NOT STOPPING adults from smoking in an adult environment. 2. This bill would BAN smoking in different locations throug...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Refuting bar owner’s letter to the editor
To the editor, In the Thursday, March 12 edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Mr. (George) Gatter made several points against the passage of SB-1 with misinformation that I will proceed to refute — one by one. 1) Sen. Peter Micciche no doubt has a personal mission to protect individuals from tobacco smoke because of the death of his father and other family members. The senator does have a passion for this topic alo...
Mar 18, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help your community, veterans and their families
The spirit of service is alive and well right here in Kodiak. So many people in our wonderful community want to do good for others but don’t know where to start. The American Legion Auxiliary can help. Faith, family and freedom are integral parts of our organization. Please stop by anytime at the Post and visit. We can also advise you of the many member benefits available. Please remember it’s only right that we, ...
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget remains biggest Capitol topic
Hello again from Juneau. With a little over a month away from the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 19, the Capitol is a busy place as Senate and House committees work through bills, resolutions and confirmation hearings for the governor’s appointees to the state’s boards and commissions. The biggest topic on the table remains the budget. Early Friday, March 13, the House approved its version of...
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST COLUMN: Can ‘Tarzan’ save the world?
This winter I have spent nearly every night on stage, or in the choral pod, jumping, walking on my knuckles, grooming nits from my ape children —in short, being an ape. My two youngest sons, along with a cast of about 40, and I are in the local production of “Tarzan.” These weeks of rehearsal, ISIS is beheading Christians, destroying historic villages and artifacts, visiting a kind of terror and barbarism unknown ...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate Bill 1 infringes on private property rights
My wife and I own two bars — one smoking and the other nonsmoking — in Kodiak. Senate Bill 1 is a personal mission for Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. He is using his position to stop people from smoking by banning smoking in any place with employees. That includes almost everywhere, even nonsmoking outdoors in some areas. This is his second attempt to pass this law. Last year, this law failed because senators op...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need knowledgeable people serving residents
The person that the Borough Mayor recommended for the Planning and Zoning Commission is the best candidate. He is an honest and hardworking man. He also was on the Borough Assembly at one time. His wife was born and raised in Kodiak and they are both longtime residents. And for someone who says he does not know Greg Spalinger is from the backwoods and does not belong on the Borough Assembly. We need knowledgeable ...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Absurdity is as absurdity does
I find it absurd that the appointment of Mr. (Greg) Spalinger to the P&Z was denied. Mr. Spalinger is a past member of the Borough Assembly. Apparently, neither Mr. (Aaron) Griffin nor the rest of the Assembly, the mayor or the clerk all appear to not know very much about past Assembly members. That is unfortunate and perhaps part of the reasons why some of the Assembly seem to be stumbling over identifying Mr. Sp...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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