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What can you tell me about Alaska?
To the Editor: My name is Kip, and I am a sixth-grader at Faith Christian School in Kearney, Neb. My clas is studying the 50 states, and I have chosen Alaska as my state. Our assignment is to find out as much about our states as we can, and I was wondering if you would help me out. Would you be willing to send me any information about your state? Some examples could be maps, brochures, souvenirs or anything else t...
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun control is about control of the people
To the Editor: It’s been a while since gun owners in Australia were forced by law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms costing $500 million. First year results are in. Homicides are up 3.2 percent, assaults up 8.6 percent, armed robberies up 44 percent, and homicides with firearms are up 300 percent. There’s been an increase in break-ins and assaults on the elderly are skyrocketing. Gun-toting Americans are clea...
Apr 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters from students at St. Mary's Catholic School
Editor’s Note: The following three letters were the winners of a persuasive writing assignment in the third and fourth-grade classes at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Students need more homework To the Editor: Students should have more homework because it teaches responsibility and self-discipline, it helps students review what they went over in class, and it will grow enthusiasm for learning. Homework teaches studen...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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I choose respect
To the Editor: I’m a citizen of Kodiak, and I choose respect. When I walked in the auditorium and I heard the whole middle school had to walk for people who get abused, I was wondering why. This is stupid, I thought. Then I realized that I’m a child who gets to live my life without abuse and a child who gets to see the next day, a child who feels safe everywhere. I’m thankful for having good parents. Does anyone k...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun laws won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals
To the editor: Oh boy, I’m probably really stepping into it this time. But — I believe that there isn’t a gun law in the world that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals. If a person is determined, they will find a way. The only thing gun laws do is keep firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. I believe if people are worried about being shot all the time that THEY are the paranoid ones, not the g...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need reasonable gun laws
To the Editor: Good to see that they made an arrest in the brutal shooting of the two Coast Guard personnel of last April. We as a civilized society need to make reasonable gun laws to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who are unstable. I would like to see Alaska lead the way in universal background checks before you purchase a firearm and by banning handguns and military-style assault rifles. Alask...
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest editorial: Salmon runs are threatened
Alaska salmon runs are increasingly threatened. Loss of habitat, poor management and uncertain food supplies are but a few reasons. Some of these things are within our control. Some are not. That’s why we need to protect the habitat we know is vital to salmon survivorship. When you look across the globe at the decline of once-proud salmon runs — from Europe to the Pacific Northwest — the one thing we know about ou...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bullying incident at the Assembly meeting
To the Editor: This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting was marred due to a bullying incident. Specifically, during a period set aside for audience comments, one of the audience members was duly recognized and began her presentation. Shortly thereafter, one of the assembly members began forcibly shouting her down, repeatedly and loudly incanting “Point of Order”, “Point of Order”, until the speaker, a senior ...
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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There are only two good Assembly members
To the Editor: When the time comes for local elections each year, do not vote for the bad five that are on there now, just the two good owes. Either the board members get off the boards and do their own work, or stay on the boards and not be able to bid on jobs the borough is putting out for bids. All you people need to write a letter to the Editor stating, “That anyone who is on any of the boards of the borough c...
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local food is important
To the Editor: I am 18, a senior at Kodiak High School, and a youth delegate at Alaska Youth for Environmental Action’s 2013 Civics and Conservation Summit in Juneau. As an active member of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, I have recently become aware of the importance of viewing local food, both fishing and agriculture, as a viable resource and a prudent investment in the future of the state of Alaska. I co...
Mar 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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