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Gov. Parnell staying loyal to Big Oil
Gov. Parnell of Alaska is a professional lobbyist for the Republican Party by trade. He now is lobbying as governor to save the big oil companies $2 billion in taxes, while they stick it to you at the gas pump. Don’t you think there’s something wrong there?
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shooter’s identity widely known
To the editor: The FBI is telling Kodiak residents that the shooting suspect is still at large but there is no danger to the public. This sounds like an oxymoron to me. They say that this person, the perpetrator, is unidentified, which is laughable, because many, if not most people, including the FBI, know who it is. To them I say, “Find, get the necessary evidence and nail this … .” It’s quite interesting that th...
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halibut users have chance to testify
To the editor: Halibut bycatch is the topic of a two-day workshop this week in Seattle, sponsored jointly by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The meeting will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 and can be viewed via webcast. Register at http://www.iphc.washington.edu/meetings-and-events/workshops/268-bycatch-workshop-2012.html. While S...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did Kodiak City Council want broadcast quashed?
To the editor: Regarding the recent brutal killings at the Coast Guard communications station, the ones the whole town has been talking about and worrying over and passing all sorts of rumors about. The killings which the FBI blandly assured us that, although the unknown killer is still at large, we have nothing to worry about. Like everyone else I have talked to, I checked the loads in my pistol in the nightstand...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sitka student reps enjoyed visit
To the editor: The Sitka High delegates from the All Alaska Student Government Confrence would like to give a few thanks. Thank you first off to Randy Schick, who picked us up from the airport, and who was a terrific tour guide and showed us around your beautiful town. Thank you to Teresa Schneider and the teacher of Room 212 at Kodiak Middle School for letting us stay in their rooms this weekend. And most of all,...
Apr 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stream restoration plan not credible
To the editor: PacRim Coal LLC will be at ComFish this week spreading a tall tale: that it can build a new salmon stream after 25 years of intensive strip mining at the Chuitna coal mine on the west side of Cook Inlet. If PacRim has discovered some miraculous new technology to build new salmon streams, it would surely be more profitable for it to restore the decimated runs in the Pacific Northwest. Until then, it ...
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Choose respect rallies matter
To the editor: I want to thank the thousands of Alaskans who participated in Choose Respect rallies and marches in March; thank you for speaking out and standing up against domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The First Lady and I are especially grateful to the amazing hosts and communities for their hospitality extended to members of my administration. We are rebuilding the importance of the ...
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Task force calls for Arctic ports, icebreakers
The Alaska Northern Waters Task Force (anwtf.com) delivered its final report Jan. 30. The following are the task force’s four main recommendations on Arctic planning and infrastructure Investment: • Forward base for the U.S. Coast Guard in the Arctic With increased activity in the Arctic, the need to establish a Coast Guard base in the Arctic grows. Currently, the closest Coast Guard base to Arctic waters is in Ko...
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support ban on toxic flame retardant
To the editor: My name is Chris Ignatin from Old Harbor. I am in ninth grade at the Old Harbor School. I have recently learned about the PBDE/toxic chemical bills (Senate Bill 27 and House Bill 63). PBDEs are a flame retardant that is in furniture and electronics, which I never knew was there. If a product with PBDEs in it catches fire and you inhale toxins, these chemicals can go in your body and never leave. Thi...
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New school boosts whole community
To the editor: I am the parent of two high school students. I voted for the new high school, though my children will not benefit from it. One reason I voted for it was because I think it will make my house more desirable when and if I decide to sell, because a good, newer high school in town says that this is a good community to live in. But the current climate on the assembly seems to be that since our community ...
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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