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Pot story misleading
To the editor, The story titled “Kodiakans averse to pot legislation” (5/2/14) was misleading. According to the poll that accompanied the story (as of 5/6/14), 56 percent of readers are in support legalizing marijuana in Alaska. While hardly overwhelming, this number doesn’t exactly suggest that “Kodiakans are almost dead-set” against the initiative either. It would have helped balance the coverage if you had inte...
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tourist guide misleading
To the Editor, I received the 2014 Alaska Visitor’s Guide with the April 20, 2014, edition of the Anchorage Daily News that included a section on “Visiting the Emerald Isle” under a heading “Discovering Alaska’s Rain Forest, Kodiak Island.” The article notes the abundance of green vegetation including Sitka spruce. Indeed, the Kodiak Sitka spruce forest is unique in the world, comprising pure stands. Unfortunately...
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is KEA headed next
To the Editor, Recently the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) co-op held its annual membership meeting, which was both enjoyable and impressive. For me, the high point of the evening was the statistic that KEA achieved a 99.4 percent renewable power generation (wind and hydroelectric) for the first quarter of this year. Which, as far as can be ascertained, is the highest in the United States at this time. Truly an...
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Bye Bye Birdie' exceeded expectations
To the Editor, This past Saturday evening my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a quite memorable performance of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" at the high school auditorium. My expectations for the evening were that it would be a typical, enjoyable high school production by the school’s drama club. Instead, much of the performance was at a professional level, worthy of the likes of the (former) Seattle Civic ...
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who Was Lou Gehrig?
Editor's note: May is ALS Awareness Month: He was an incredible baseball player of the 1920s and 1930s who played with the New York Yankees. On this 36th birthday he was thrown the worst curve ball in his life. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic gave him the diagnosis of ALS, the fatal, incurable neuromuscular, neurodegenerative disease. Henry Louis Gehrig was born June 19, 1903, in New York City. He was the second of fou...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is our school board?
I am a 34 year resident of Kodiak with 24 years of teaching experience in the Kodiak school district. I also put two children through this system and will be beginning the process with two more in the upcoming school year. I have become increasingly concerned with the educational climate that exists in the district today. Things are not well in the KIBSD. Staff morale is at an unprecedented low. We are losing reco...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chemicials harm people everyday
To the Editor, I'm Ladie Ann Marcelo and I live in a community that has lack of information about our understanding of what a simple thing can possibly do to affect nature. One of them is chemicals that are used every day, that can affect children’s health. Senate Bill 151 would require manufacturers to identify chemicals in products for children and pregnant women. I’m concerned about my health, my family, my fri...
Apr 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student backs Farm to School program
My name is Dylan Wallace and I am 16. I am a youth delegate for Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA). The Farm to school Program budget item under this legislature’s consideration needs to be approved because it provides the opportunity for children to learn about farming and creates a healthy future for generations to come. The program provides grants to Alaskan schools to visit farms and learn about wher...
Apr 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we learn from Exxon Valdez oil spill?
To the Editor, As we reflect on the recent 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, I wonder what we take away as lessons learned from this event. Following the spill, collectively Alaska’s and the federal government’s resources were totally unprepared to contain the spill, which resulted in massive ecosystem losses from which Alaska likely will not recover in our lifetimes, if ever. And, as a result, vesse...
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly colleague supports House candidate
To the editor: I am very pleased that Carol Austerman has officially announced her candidacy for Alaska’s House District 32. Currently, Ms. Austerman serves the Kodiak Island Borough as one of our senior assembly members. I am finishing my second term as an assembly member and can attest that Carol is one of the best colleagues I have ever worked with on this municipality. While Carol and I don’t always agree on i...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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