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Student backs Farm to School program
My name is Dylan Wallace and I am 16. I am a youth delegate for Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA). The Farm to school Program budget item under this legislature’s consideration needs to be approved because it provides the opportunity for children to learn about farming and creates a healthy future for generations to come. The program provides grants to Alaskan schools to visit farms and learn about wher...
Apr 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we learn from Exxon Valdez oil spill?
To the Editor, As we reflect on the recent 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, I wonder what we take away as lessons learned from this event. Following the spill, collectively Alaska’s and the federal government’s resources were totally unprepared to contain the spill, which resulted in massive ecosystem losses from which Alaska likely will not recover in our lifetimes, if ever. And, as a result, vesse...
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly colleague supports House candidate
To the editor: I am very pleased that Carol Austerman has officially announced her candidacy for Alaska’s House District 32. Currently, Ms. Austerman serves the Kodiak Island Borough as one of our senior assembly members. I am finishing my second term as an assembly member and can attest that Carol is one of the best colleagues I have ever worked with on this municipality. While Carol and I don’t always agree on i...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferris is a dedicated AD
To the Editor, I am a parent of two high school students and am very surprised and saddened by the school's decision to pull Mr. Ferris out as the athletic director. He is a dedicated person and gets his job done. He is not only an athletic director, but he is a mentor and counselor to our students. He is always ready and able to listen to students and parents concerns. I found out about the school's decision from...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Federal records must be kept in Alaska
I'm writing to voice my concern over the proposed permanent closure of the National Archives and Records Administration's Anchorage facility. NARA is the federal agency that is responsible for preserving and making accessible federal records. In Alaska, the Anchorage NARA office is the place where the records of the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the oth...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Logic for new district-wide AD doesn't add up
To the Editor, This letter is in response to the story, “ KHS dropping activities position.” The logic used to justify the restructuring of the activities director position just doesn’t add up. The article would lead you to believe that an outside power dictates that all AD’s must have an administrative certificate. Despite my search of the Alaska Department of Educations online evaluation documents and contacting...
Mar 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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The current AD is excellent
To the Editor, Our school system puts an emphasis on striving for excellence. The new athletic administrator must be excellent. Our community cannot and will not settle for less. The current AD is excellent. The bar has been set. His work with the kids and the community has been excellent and greatly appreciated. Alexus Kwachka
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who are the statesman in D.C.?
To the editor, To the highly paid statesman we have in Washington D.C., but don’t seem to run our government as it should, we pay tribute. How may was there? Which way did they go? What did they look like? I am their leader! Bill Bjorklund
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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District-wide AD is not a one-person job
To the Editor, I am writing to express my concerns with the latest actions of the superintendent and the administrators in the central office. Over the past few years, I have been saddened and demoralized by my perception of a slow but steady decline of the Kodiak Island Borough School District and have felt powerless to do anything about it. I have accepted without complaint: standardized report cards, changes in...
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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HB77 deserves to die in committee
There is currently a very bad piece of legislation sleeping in the Rules Committee of our Alaska State Senate. This is House Bill 77 (Water Rights and DNR Permitting Legislation) referred to as the "Silence Alaskans Act" by opponents. The authors of this bill (Parnell, Sullivan and Staff) seek to streamline permitting for state projects by awarding unprecedented permitting powers to the commissioner of the Dept of...
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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