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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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Higher tax cap will help city
To the editor: I am in favor of increasing taxes collected within the city to help keep our community operational and running. Costs associated with health care, equipment, fuel to run road graders and so on have only skyrocketed, while revenue — linked to a population base that is mostly unchanged — has remained flat. And like food prices, we’re kidding ourselves if we think they’ll ever go down. To clarify, I am...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave ‘No Child’ behind
To the editor: I am opposed to the No Child Left Behind Act put into law by the 2001 Bush Administration. You may ask why something that became a law 11 years ago is relevant today. It is because schools across the nation, including our own Kodiak School District, have been struggling for all those years to meet standards and keep their heads above water when it comes to standardized testing. As a graduate of Kodi...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Action needed against truancy
To the editor: Have you ever wondered why so many kids are roaming around during school hours? I have, and I think that it is a real problem for our community. The Kodiak Island Borough School District needs to get serious about getting kids to come to school. Truancy is a major problem not only in Kodiak, but in all of Alaska. Research has shown there is a strong correlation between truancy and at-risk behaviors ...
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Overcrowded classrooms hurting students, teachers at East
To the editor: Overcrowded classrooms at East Elementary are a major problem for students and teachers who attend the school. Because of the overcrowding, my son and other students aren’t excelling as well as they were in the previous grades. East has too many students and they are not receiving the attention they need. My son is in a class of 29. That causes more distractions, which in return causes less focus. T...
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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