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 Opinion    April 17, 2014 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the April 17, 1986 Seward Phoenix LOG. THE FOURTH AVENUE DOCK... There was good news Monday night for those who have long advocated the reconstruction of the downtown dock. Though $5,000 isn’t much, we...

 
 By Mark Trahant    Opinion    April 17, 2014 

Alaska Natives shouldn't wait a century to get a fair shake

The Katie John case is at an end. Or perhaps another beginning. First the background: The Supreme Court recently rejected the State of Alaska’s petition to review lower court rulings that affirm rules for subsistence hunting and fishing on federal...

 
 By Lynda Paquette    Opinion    April 17, 2014 

Deep gratitude for our Seward heroes

The morning of March 24 held surprises for some of us. When I caught my toe on a frozen chunk of ice and went down with a force of exponential gravity, shattering the femur, on my new hip, I knew instantly I was in big trouble. As I lay there on the...

 
 By Rep. Les Gara    Opinion    April 17, 2014 

Speak up for education

When parents and students stand up to protect schools from a fourth year of teacher and staff cuts, we should applaud them. The Governor was wrong to chide them for “scaring everybody.” These parents and students know that sitting by, when we’v...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the April 11, 1991 Seward Phoenix LOG. DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS formed an organization they hope will get the renovations that downtown needs underway. By sticking together and making decisions as a group, the bu...

 
 By Christina Stauffer    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Getting your money's worth

This letter is in response to comments made a couple of weeks ago regarding the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, the cost of maintaining the service area and the benefit to the community. As many of you already know, the SBCFSA was formed with...

 
 By Meret Beutler    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Support HB 201

Residents of Alaska, I have grown up in Alaska, and salmon have definitely been a big part of my life. Salmon are the main food source for many families in Alaska. Making sure these fish are not toxic is very important for the health of all...

 
 By Dana Paperman    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Thank you

“Are you kidding me?” exclaimed one of the last AARP Tax Services clients, as they learned that they would getting back money from the IRS, when all along they thought they were going to have to owe money. Local AARP tax volunteers Nancy and Tom...

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2014

Rocking the Boat

`The following is from the editorial page of the April 7, 1988 Seward Phoenix LOG. COUNTING AND LINING UP OUR DUCKS... Time is running short. In eight weeks tourists will begin arriving – by plane, by ferry, by rail and by automobile. Each year...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Fixing Congress: Process changes needed

These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s a small one. Our representative democracy’s keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproduct...

 
 Opinion    March 27, 2014

Rocking the Boat

It was 50 years ago and Seward was on its way up. In 1964, the Tresslers had expanded their operations at Bear Lake. The Halibut Producers Cooperative was undergoing construction which would double their capacity. Three giant cranes stood on the...

 
 By Hal Shepherd    Opinion    March 27, 2014

HB77 is nothing new

With few exceptions, the state of Alaska’s strategy for, quietly, limiting the rights of citizens to participate in natural resource decision making and further insulate government and political officials from public oversight and scrutiny, has...

 
 By Bob White    Opinion    March 27, 2014

Raising your taxes

Who you ask? Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area, thats who! Now that you know who, I’ll tell you how much. Double for the flood board. Now the question is why they spend it all on staff having nothing left to do any real work. That’s correct ...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the March 19, 1992 Seward Phoenix LOG. VOTERS TURNED OUT in big numbers for Monday’s vote on the Seward General Hospital management issue. About 500 folks went to the polls, and voted by a nearly...

 
 By Mark Trahant Atwood Chair    Opinion    March 20, 2014

Indian health care is treaty obligation

A note to Paul Ryan: Indian health funding is a treaty obligation, not from War on Poverty Paul Ryan is wrong. Way wrong. On March 3 the former Republican candidate for Vice President released a review of programs that attack the “war on...

 
 Opinion    March 13, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the March 13, 1975 Seward Phoenix LOG. Some observations on the recent decision by Judge Hanson regarding teacher-school board negotiations: Hanson ruled that the borough assembly was to bargain along with...

 
 By Lee H. Hamilton    Opinion    March 13, 2014

Where Congress falls short ... And where it doesn't

At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view. Congress, I said,...

 
 Opinion    March 13, 2014

Kerry salutes SHS

Last week, U.S. Secretary of State, John F. Kerry, issued a communication to exceptional schools in the U.S. that support public diplomacy efforts by hosting high school exchange students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. AFS has just...

 
 Opinion    March 6, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the March 12, 1987 Seward Phoenix LOG. TOWN MEETINGS... We’ve noticed in reading other newspapers from around the state that many legislators have returned to their home districts to explain to the...

 
 By Robert Reisner    Opinion    March 6, 2014

What happened on the mountain?

The comments stated in this article are the opinion of Robert Reisner and do not represent the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board. Greetings my fellow citizens. Most recently our Seward Phoenix LOG newspaper published an article on the LeMait...

 
 Opinion    March 6, 2014

Bill may affect the future of sustenance fishing.

As a kayak guide, one gets little exposure to fishing and can hardly be called a local. Still around Seward this kayak guide has caught wind of dwindling salmon numbers in recent years. Many families in Seward bank on consistent salmon runs to balanc...

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the March 1, 1990 Seward Phoenix LOG. GIVE ‘EM HELL HERMAN... Seward living legend Herman Leirer ambled up to the microphone at the Council session Monday and told the council he wants them to tell the De...

 
 By Rick Mystrom    Opinion    February 27, 2014

Repealing oil tax seems short sighted

There are few things as important to Alaskans as a healthy, vibrant and growing economy. That is why we must vote “no” on returning the state to the flawed, old oil tax that worked against Alaska’s long-term interests. My family and I have...

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2014

Thank you, Seward

I want to thank everybody who helped me and my girls in our time of great need. I can hardly express the gratitude I feel. The kindness, understanding, compassion and love has been wonderful. All the help has gotten us through this super tough time....

 
 Opinion    February 20, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the March 17, 1977 Seward Phoenix LOG. When Lee McAnerney was mayor of Seward she tried to promote interest in observance of Seward’s 75th anniversary which will be in 1978. Lee went on to bigger things...

 

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