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Ballot Measure 2 gives Alaska a voice
To the Editor: The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act was adopted by Congress in 1972 and gives coastal states a powerful voice in the federal decisions about a state’s coastal region. This law requires federal angencies to address community and individual concerns before a decision is made. Gov. Jay Hammond recognized that this law gave Alaskan citizens a powerful opportunity to have input into federal decision ...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Basketball is America’s sport
To the Editor: This story is best started at the beginning. Although I grew up in Georgia, my mother was born and raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University. All my life I remember her watching basketball. One of the games she watched was the 1972 Munich Olympics gold medal game between the US and the USSR. My, oh my, was my mother furious. She was storming around the house, insisting that the So...
Aug 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good deed goes noticed
To the Editor: Some time ago, the phrase “random acts of kindness” was widespread and frequently heard. It was an idea that raised our awareness of opportunities to be of help, and we seemed to find them more frequently. Though the phrase faded from the public consciousness, such acts are not uncommon, and a recent experience brought it back to mind.  One morning last week, I took a load of spruce branches and a f...
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community should send tips to Crime Stoppers
To the Editor: After reading the article in Thursday’s paper regarding the substantial damage to the ice rink caused by an arsonist, I would like to remind the community of Kodiak, and especially Kodiak’s youth, that they can TEXT an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Kodiak by sending “486TIP” as well as the tip to “274637” (CRIMES).  Emily Arnick
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school activities needs community support
To the Editor: I enjoy reading the articles about the startup of the fall activities at Kodiak High School. Between football, boys’ and girls’ cross country, volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ swimming, there should be 150 or more students involved in activities even before school begins! It’s great to see that many kids involved in positive things, especially after the fire at Baranof Park. But nothing is free, and...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Neighborhood Watch’ needed for park
To the Editor: I was dismayed and angered to look at the paper this morning and learn that Baranof Park, our community ice rink in winter and basketball court in summer, was vandalized this week. Even before this point, when I went to the park with my son, I was dismayed at the trash left behind, and the vandalism to benches that I saw. I called Ian Fulp, Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation director, and spoke with him....
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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When is outsourcing going to stop?
To the Editor: The article in your paper on X-Tuffs boots now being made in China is called “outsourcing” to a politician, not “money hungry!” Now, when is some “money hungry” “entrepreneur” going to have our F-22 fighters and our AR-15 rifles made over there also? Bill Bjorklund
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welfare-to-work program was good for America
To the Editor: Once again our tax dollars are hard at work supporting the nonworking. Earlier this month, President Obama used an obscure political loophole to put an end to the successful welfare-to-work program that has helped hundreds of thousands get off welfare and onto a payroll over the last 16 years. Under the pre-reform program, welfare was a one-way handout: the government mailed checks to recipients who...
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Book hits the heart of home
To the Editor: I always enjoy reading Mike Rostad’s “Tapestry” column in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. I was especially eager to read his book, “Close to My Heart, Writing and Living Stories on Kodiak Island, Alaska,” when I heard it was published. This book has great stories about the kind and genuine people of Kodiak. When my dad was visiting, he couldn’t put the book down, so of course I gave him my first copy and g...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Reporting problems helps others
To the Editor: Mandatory reporting of domestic violence is a controversial but important issue. Domestic violence is the notion of using force and fear to sustain control over another person. Mandatory reporting requires that health care personnel report suspected domestic violence related injuries to proper authority, with or without patient consent. Proponents argue that failing to report episodes of domestic vi...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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