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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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska deserves better than Parnell
Editor, Every Alaskan should read the Oct. 15 Anchorage Press article “Three-Headed Monster” or the Oct. 18 Alaska Dispatch News story “National Guard documents detail chronic misconduct among recruiting leaders.” Portions of military investigation reports reveal recruiters preyed on female high school JROTC cadets as young as freshmen, underage recruits, and civilian women by grooming them for sex, molesting and ...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes is a lady with integrity
To the Editor, I am writing to ask you and your readers to support Louise Stutes for state representative in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Louise will do an exemplary job as our representative for House District 32. She has been a Kodiak resident for 35 years with a portion of those years on the high seas fishing with her husband, Stormy. Louise also was elected to and served on the Kodiak Island Borough for six y...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asking supporters to continue taking the high road
Alaskans, don't be buffaloed. Every day, the opposition comes up with a different attack ad, a misleading poll, a misquote. They send their people to our events to record us, take copious notes and watch our every move. When I first announced my run for governor in 2009, they sent an investigator to Valdez to go through all my actions as mayor in the ’70s. Sean Parnell has spent more time making public records req...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank you for not using bleach
To the Editor, Not long ago I went to a place where it was bleached. I explained to them that when I smell bleach I become asthmatic, and in time become dizzy. I explained what they could do and asked if they could use other stuff. Not long after I was back to the place for an important meeting but it was so bleached that I had to stay outside and listen through a window, and still at times I had to step away from...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Begich is the right candidate
I’m voting for Mark Begich for U.S. Senator because: He’s committed to our fisheries. He opposes the Pebble Mine, oil and gas development in Bristol Bay and genetically modified salmon. He’s chairman of the Senate Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcomittee, a position that has benefited our fishing community and the Coast Guard. He’s fiscally conservative, voting against an Obama budget that would have raised o...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak needs a crab restoration effort
To the Editor, Toby Sullivan wrote a great piece on the early Kodiak crab fishery. A kick in the mouth with a reminder that the community of Kodiak was built on crab. This city, the state and federal government have spent up to one billion dollars in often unbelievable financial indebtedness and flat-out government largesse, all taxpayer drains. Compare that with an embarrassingly low amount on restoring king and ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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PANDA resolution would have been a simple fix
To the Editor, Phil Donahuhe: broadcasting legend and 29-year veteran of the "Donahue Show," in a posted article on The Real News Network entitled "The Radicalization of Phil Donahue,” explained that by hosting people like Noam Chomsky, he came to question his belief that he was blessed and living in the greatest country on earth. Mr. Donahue characterizes today’s mainstream media not as questioning the establishm...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reduce, reuse and recycle
To the Editor, I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of letters about recycling. I wholeheartedly encourage every resident of Kodiak to first reduce, then reuse, and finally recycle as much as possible (in that order). I moved here in 1997, and even then I was appalled at the lack of recycling. I couldn't bring myself to toss out glass jars or bottles for months (friends thought my mountain of glass collecting in...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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