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Kodiakans must speak loudly about borough code replacement
There are those who think the Kodiak Island Borough Code is old and outdated. If you are one of them, then move to where you have the restriction that is best suited for you. Currently this is still a semi-free country. So, instead of trying to make me — and my friends — live in your type of society, you are free to move into that Utopian society that you are looking for. The borough elements go to a think-tank in...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supporting student success in Kodiak
In Kodiak, as in most places, schools are a vital part of the community and nothing gets folks more riled up than when we talk about the education of local kids. What’s the recipe for successful students and schools? First we need to recognize that there are 4 equal parts: students, parents, educators and community. Putting students first, while usually well-intended, puts other just as equal parts last. For the e...
Jan 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob Pederson should not make rules for Kodiak
Letter to the Editor This letter epitomizes why we should not let Bob Pederson or any one person make and enforce the rules for the residents of Kodiak. It is pure politics and rhetoric that should never enter into the Kodiak Island Borough decision-making process. Unfortunately, Pederson has a history of making decisions according to political viewpoints and if you actually do the research it seems Pederson has b...
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanking KPD for spreading holiday cheer
I recently had an encounter with the Kodiak City Police Department when I was pulled over for going a little too fast down Rezanof Drive into downtown Kodiak. I realized I was moving too fast as soon as I saw the patrol cruiser. When I saw the officer turn his car around, I knew he was coming for me. I told him so when he approached my vehicle and he thanked me for my honesty. He then took my documents back to his...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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The new Borough code, Bob Pederson, and Agenda 21 are what we need

There are tons of hippie malcontents and right-wing “patriots” saying we need further examination of the proposed code. We don’t! This is why people like Bob Pederson are hired anyway. He can read it and decide what’s best for us and our land use. This is why we have a government. They know what they are doing. If they think it’s best to take some of our land for “green space,” they probably have good reason. If ...
Dec 26, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Set net ban initiative based on conservation
The initiative to ban set nets in urban areas of Alaska is an environmental issue. It is about protecting fish stocks and other sea animals from an outdated, harmful type of fishing gear. Set nets are simply a wall of death. Eight other states have voted to eliminate or enacted stringent limitations on these set nets after witnessing the environmental and ecological damage these nets cause. Set nets are notorious ...
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting out of the mess
Is it possible for Leisnoi's (member of the board of directors) Jana Turvey, Debbie Lukin and Jeff Chester to get out from under the mess they created? The clear-cut land is a tax problem. It will be well more than 50 years before the trees will ever grow back to cover the ugly site. They will not receive any income to the corporation to pay the shareholders any dividends. Some of the shareholders have been crying...
Dec 17, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea fisheries need protection from offshore drilling
Longstanding Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishermen, Stosh Anderson lives in Kodiak, Alaska and Robert Heyano is a life-long resident of Bristol Bay. There is no match to Alaska’s diverse and productive fisheries. From Southeast to the Bering Sea, we produce half of the U.S. domestic seafood. Fisheries management might be complex but the result is simple: healthy fisheries equal more jobs than any other private s...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
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Underneath the smiles, fancy galas and stereotypes, many Filipino-Americans are struggling
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell officially declared October 2014 as Filipino-American History Month. As October comes to a close, one must ask: Who really are the Filipino-Americans — the group that composes half of the Asian/Pacific Islander population in Alaska? We seem to see them everywhere, right? They are our co-workers, our neighbors, our classmates, our friends and our family. We see them working in post offices,...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote with the Bible as your guide
With the election coming up shortly, I wanted to write a letter to encourage fellow citizens to get out and vote. It is our right as citizens of America, and I personally believe our duty to get out and vote. Our system was designed that our government was “of the people, for the people and by the people,” so we play an important part in the process, even though sometimes it seems that the people we elect soon for...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
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