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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 | 28 28 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 It is about protecting fish stocks and other sea animals from an outdated, harmful type of fishing gear.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 | 45 45 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 | 222 222 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 | 291 291 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 | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes gained knowledge from local government service
Seeing a McCune for State House political sign yesterday started me thinking: Why would someone from Kodiak want a resident of Cordova to represent District 32 in the Alaska State House when a Kodiak resident as highly qualified and hardworking as Louise Stutes is also on the ballot? Maybe the answer is simply party politics: Jerry McCune is a Democrat while Louise Stutes is a Republican. Some people put party fir...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCune is fish savvy
I am supporting Jerry McCune for House District 32, which includes Kodiak and many other smaller communities in Alaska, based on his expansive knowledge of Alaskan fisheries issues. Commercial salmon fishing as a drift gillnetter and purse seiner has been his lifelong job. He has spent the better part of 23 years in Juneau during the legislative sessions, advocating for statewide fisheries concerns and working bot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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