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Rep. Young keeps railroad going
To the Editor: We Alaskans are so fortunate and should feel grateful that our fearless U.S. Representative Don Young adeptly secured $30 million annual funding for our Alaska Railroad to continue capital projects and to preserve passenger service. I was utterly insulted and felt snubbed to read that some outsiders and naysayers call our Alaska Railroad a railroad to “Nowhere” and that they regard Fairbanks as “Now...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Restoring the Coastal Management Program will not slow development
Do you want to limit the authority of the federal government over coastal development projects in Alaska? Do you want to increase the influence of the state and its coastal residents over those projects? Then you couldn’t do better than to cast a ‘Yes” vote for Proposition 2 on Alaska’s Aug. 28 primary election ballot. If approved, this proposition will bring the Alaska Coastal Management Program back to life. Ala...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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