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The idea that Peter Micciche could somehow protect the southern peninsula from cruise waste by exempting Kachemak Bay from a proposed roll back of water quality standards for cruise ships is ludicrous. Tides anyone? Besides the people of Alaska voted for the standards to protect fisheries and water ...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 8:55am

Drastic spending cuts and higher taxes all around have been momentarily avoided in Washington, D.C., but in Alaska we’re still dealing with our own version of the fiscal cliff. It’s pretty clear that spending must be curbed, but there’s a real division in our state government on whether to red...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 8:52am

Having taken Les Palmer to task for what I considered to be a particularly inane column in your February 1st edition, it is only right that I should comment on his column, entitled “Gun control begins at home,” in your February 8th edition. In this column, it would have been easy for him to have...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 8:49am

Like everything else in Alaska, the state's education problem is big. Despite being one of the richest states in America (CNN News), Alaska has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country (U.S. Department of Education).

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:54am

A teacher in Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School, Leavenworth, Colo., kicked a 7-year-old student out of school for pretending to throw a hand grenade. Sounds kind of crazy right? A sure sign of a society gone crazy is when it allows anyone to pretend to kill anything. With that said, why woul...

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 9:21am

Barack Obama can use an executive order and take away our second amendment rights. Governmental interference in regards to gun control would be a direct violation of our constitutional right to bear arms.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:49pm

Dear Alaskans, Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominations are due by March 1, 2013. De...

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 8:44am

March 1, 2013 as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, I support sequestration — automatic, across-the-board cuts to federal spending because: (1) It is a program to which Congress committed itself in the past. For once, it is a good idea to follow through on commitments made to reduce...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:25am

All I seem to read lately is mental patients and firearms. How did these two become so entwined? Some history.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 10:33am

In my world of 80-plus years, I have never been so embarrassed by a representative of the United States Of America. And to think that we have had millions of service men spent service time of two or more years at a wage of around $140.00 a month during the Korean war, 24-7 duty to have a person make...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:22am

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