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We should all help pass the Dream Act
To the Editor: Undocumented aliens are a huge part of America. The nation’s total immigrant population in 2011 reached 40.4 million, and the numbers keep increasing every day. Many immigrants have been here since childhood. Many of them didn’t choose to be here; their parents made the choice for them. Many of them are bright, intelligent students. All they want is to be able to live a normal life in a place they s...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Purely for the fun of it
Three of us huddled in the shelter of the building, doing our best to dodge the chill wind while fumbling as we strung line through the guides of fly rods. They were tiny rods, so limber and light in the hand we had little hope they could cope with the wind. The wispy little rods were designed for tiny flies and trout, the mere touch of the smooth cork grips evoking small streams, warm days and trout noses slashin...
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Births: April 30
• Joshua Allen Toivo Nymeyer was born at 1:29 a.m. April 18, 2013, to Luke and Kelly Nymeyer. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Mark and Susan Nymeyer from Kodiak and Greg and Sandy Berg from Wasilla. • Clarissa Janelle Ahner was born at 5:17 p.m. April 19, 2013, to Ricky and Stephenie Ahner Jr. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounc...
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Fisheries work group discusses group’s scope and upcoming NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group met Monday morning to continue discussion about a joint resolution defining the group’s scope and authority. The work group has started to reevaluate its role as the group has grown and become more involved in fisheries issues. “This has been discussed at length, to really define the roles and responsibility of the work group,” city councilman John Whiddon said. “We...
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First draft of borough budget includes property tax cut
Kodiak homeowners may see a lighter tax burden next year if a draft plan presented to the borough assembly Thursday night is approved. During a regular work session, borough finance director Karl Short told the assembly that the borough-assessed tax rate could fall from 9.03 mills to 8.75 mills without affecting borough revenue. Rising real estate values mean current tax rates would generate “$316,000 more in prop...
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Legislation causes parking enforcement problem
Police officers in Kodiak are no longer allowed to leave parking tickets on vehicle windshields. A statewide law enforcement paperwork change that went into effect in April now requires Kodiak’s police officers to personally issue citations. APRN reported that a bill carried through the legislature three years ago by Rep. Mike Hawker is responsible for the change. While similar versions of the rule have been on th...
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Prep baseball: Kodiak mows down Soldotna
After the second inning, Brandon Mahle knew his pitching performance in Kodiak’s season opener was going to be hard to top. The senior right-hander was right. Mahle struck out 15 Soldotna Stars in five superb innings and led Kodiak to a 12-1 season-opening Southcentral Conference baseball victory Friday evening at Baranof Field. Kodiak’s all-conference hurler confounded Soldotna hitters the entire game with a low ...
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Garden Gate: An assortment of questions
Editor’s Note: Gardening columnist Marion Owen is answering more questions from readers and local gardeners. Email mygarden@alaska.net to submit questions of your own Q: During the snow-dump a week ago Sunday, many of my bulbs were covered. Is this a good or bad thing? A: That depends. According to Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage garden writer, bulbs “have antifreeze systems that protect them from frosts.” If they had b...
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Students need five-day school week
To the Editor: It is important for America to continue to demand a five-day school week and not implement a four-day week, encouraging students to work and study hard for a better education and future. Higher education expectations could be the boost the American economy needs to succeed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that as of March 2013, 12.7 million people are unemployed. The rate of unemployment among...
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Alaska needs to become an Opening Doors state
To the Editor: I have recently had an assignment at the Kodiak College to write a research paper. The topic I chose was on homelessness. It is an issue not only in Kodiak but throughout the entire country. I did extensive research for this paper and found out many issues and facts on the subject. The most interesting thing I found out was about a strategic plan by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessn...
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