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Reader hopes ?gifts? earned with hard work appreciated

...of me. Most of all, I hope that the things you bought with my money are things you need to get by. I hope that your life is better because of my hard work. Perhaps in the future you will do the same for someone else. Mike Gustkey Kenai
Voters reject ballot propositions

...ballots, put voter turnout at about 20 percent. Those who went to the polls felt strongly about their choice to do so. Mike Gustkey, a teacher at Soldotna Middle School who voted at the Challenger Center, said he did a voting units with his students...
Pebble Mine: the long and short of it

...renewable, long-term profits Alaska has to offer her children? It seems the idea of the Pebble Mine comes down to whether Alaska is willing to plan for the long run or settle for the quick profits in the short run. Mike Gustkey Kenai
Bus drivers earn respect

...ourselves home, we want to thank those drivers who experienced those same horrible roads not just for what you did tonight, but also for what y?all do for our kids, safely, through the whole year. Marsha and Mike Gustkey Kenai
Bike and Skate Challenge a success

...Parks and Recreation, Homer Electric Association, Beemun's, ConocoPhillips, Chris Jenness, The Redoubt Reporter, Mike Gustkey, Ryan Smith, Councilman Dr. Nels Anderson, Councilman Dale Bagley, Andrew Carmichael, Councilwoman Brenda Hartman...
What's in a name?

...intention, method, outcome, or some combination? And so then we might finally ask, does the title of a political group mean anything of substance? Would a political organization by any other name smell as sweet? Mike Gustkey, Kenai
Smoking decision lies with business owners issues like this, it is demeaning and inappropriate for our elected officials to take such an economic decision out of the hands and wallets of those of us who should really be making the choices for our community. Mike Gustkey Kenai
Term limits not a good thing

...Constitutionally, kick someone out of office based on past time spent? Again, term limits do not serve the public well. They only serve to water down and limit the power of the people and the Constitution of this great country. Mike Gustkey Kenai
Assembly vote detracts from rights of citizens

...than fantasy. We must encourage those we have elected to rethink their misguided attempt to protect us from our "poor" decisions and restore the power of government where it should truly reside: with the common man. Mike Gustkey Kenai
Voting is a responsibility

October 4th will be another general election. It behooves us again look to the Declaration of Independence for guidance in the personal responsibility we bear making sure that this nation, in the words of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address "shall not perish." We read that to secure our unalienable rights "... Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ..." What does that mean to us?


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