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Tell council to cut halibut bycatch by 15 percent
To the editor: Compliments to Les Palmer’s recent article in the Peninsula Clarion about halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska and compliments to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council for taking the time to reduce the bycatch of halibut in the Gulf. National Standard 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act mandates that we do that and I compliment them for taking action. It is difficult for me discus this issue witho...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Send your kids to another country if you want higher school standards
To the editor: We need 40 to 50 children in a room and no teacher aides. We all went to school and our parents told us to listen, and believe me there was no foolishness in the classroom. If the parents want fewer kids in a room, they should home school their kids. I am all for 40 to 50 in a classroom. If their kids can’t learn it, is the parents’ fault and not the schools’. And it is the teachers’ fault if they c...
May 16, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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List of unsolved murders includes Carbine, Hernderson-Ibach, White
To the editor: I take issue with reporter Nicole Klauss’s story, which graced the front page of the May 2 issue of the Kodiak Daily Mirror.  She is incorrect when she wrote that the Carlos Medina death is the only unsolved homicide in the history of the Kodiak Police Department. July 15, 2012, will mark the 30th anniversary of the stabbing death of fisherman Tom Carbine. He was killed in the parking lot of the Bea...
May 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council needs to hear from Kodiak about halibut bycatch woes
To the editor: Alaska is a state that relies heavily on its commercial and sport fishing industries. Each year, men and women from across the state and across the world come here to fish our waters and catch some of the greatest wild seafood. In the Gulf of Alaska, halibut continues to be a hot commodity for commercial and sport fishers alike. Sadly, without proper reductions in groundfish bycatch limits, halibut ...
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEA out to kill diabetics, raise rates
To the editor: I am writing this in regards to the KEA annual meeting. They did not have the national anthem or the invocation this year. All of us citizens sure missed it. If people don’t want to hear it, they do not have to attend the meeting. We are owners of the co-op, too. People are writing to Mr. Darron Scott, too. Everyone who wants these in the meetings needs to write him. We pay their wages and should ha...
May 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep successful school programs
To the editor: It’s up to the borough assembly to come through with funding so Kodiak Island Borough School District can complete its mission. Right now the school board is asking only for funding to keep us where we are. Where we are right now is overcrowded and not at the highest standard. We have amazing teachers and school staff and they certainly do all they can to provide an excellent education to our kids. ...
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pebble Mine endangers long term
To the editor: What do you think of the Pebble Mine? There is a debate right now on the Pebble Mine. The supposed site of the mine is on state land, around many rivers that drain out into Bristol Bay. The waters are abundant in fish and waterfowl, and the lands have animals in them, and the land itself is worth more than metals because it brings life to the Southwest region of Alaska. The Pebble Mine will bring ma...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City council must learn not to spend
To the editor: If the city council passes the sales tax increase and cap, it won’t be the fall of the Roman Empire but Kodiak can kiss itself goodbye. Businesses would close and people would leave. If this domino effect occurs, no one can stop it. It can be stopped only if our residents pay attention, get informed, get involved, get vocal. Our lifestyle and the future of our city are at stake. If you really care a...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rethink Pebble Mine
To the editor: Bristol Bay is the largest salmon run in the world. The Pebble Mine contains minerals such as gold, silver, and molybdenum. This project is terrible for the environment and for the future of Alaska. There is a chance that toxic acid from the mine will leak out into water and harm the salmon. Alaska is filled with fisherman, especially here in Kodiak. Half the people on this island are fisherman. Peo...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health care for all a matter of soul
To the editor: Universal health care should be a moral obligation. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world without universal health insurance. How can one of the most advanced nations deny its citizens proper medical care? Even some third world countries provide universal medical care. One of the biggest objections most Americans have to the idea of having universal health care is money. Where is the mon...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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