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Letters to the Editor
Kodiak Middle School should keep its word
To the Editor: There was time earlier in the school year when the school, specifically KMS, assured that rooms that are basically something from a psych ward would not be used unless a student is posing a physical threat. Recently, while in the building, there was a young lady in there quietly eating her lunch (granted, I don’t have details or the whole story on this specific incident). So now I must ask is it the...
Apr 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presenting a different perspective on fish processing
To the Editor: You recently published an article in the Kodiak Daily Mirror titled “Kodiak acts on tender issue." Please allow me to present a different perspective. Trident tendered approximately 7 million pounds of pollock from GOA area 620 to our Akutan plant. This fish was caught by vessels that regularly fish for Trident out of Kodiak and Sand Point. That amount represents about one and a half processing days...
Apr 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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"The Miracle Worker" cast did a great job
To the Editor: I was totally impressed with the teamwork of all the actors in the production of "The Miracle Worker" at the high school Friday evening. Helen's family was so overwhelmed, and the only solution they faced, was to put her in an institution. The energy put into the two characters, Anne Sullivan played by Kristen Nymeyer and Helen Keller played by Wetherleigh Griffin, as they portrayed the struggle it ...
Apr 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Storis Museum” needs your help
To the Editor: The retired US Coast Guard cutter Storis was listed on the National Register of Historic Places December 31, 2012. The ship is nationally historic, with much of that history made while based in Alaska. When I first started working to obtain Storis and return her to Juneau as a maritime museum and education center after her Feb. 8, 2007 decommissioning, I toured Juneau and spoke to many people in the...
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now is the time to voice concern for education funding
To the Editor: The Kodiak Island Borough school district will be implementing new state standards next school year designed to ensure all students are held to consistent expectations to prepare them for college and careers. These standards will raise the bar for our students, requiring more effort on the part of students, teachers, parents and administration; the community in general. At the same time, the state o...
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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