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Law Enforcement Service Area opponent holds meeting in Nikiski

...Deacons for Defense. Many came from three audience members who are candidates for the service area board: Ben Carpenter, Norm Olson, and Jason Ross. In response to a question from Ross, Southwell said his proposed group may work through a Facebook...
Service area board candidates talk Nikiski law enforcement

...believes getting law enforcement services across the Inlet will be much easier than it has been to provide fire services. Norm Olson, one of the creators of the Alaska Citizens Militia, is on the ballot for seat D, a 3-year term. He said that while...
An alternative to a police force

It's being talked about everywhere: "Sterling residents hold suspected burglar for arrest." A very bad guy has been taken off the streets by residents. That's big news.
Poem: A Father's Lament

A Father's LamentBy Norm Olson, NikiskiDeep within a father's heart there resideThose times long gone - the spent riches of youth,And proclaims as fathers...
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Is more marijuana enforcement worth the cost?

Some lawmakers want to create new criminals by making bad laws regarding the production of pot. Isn't it enough that the victimless crime of personal use has done such great harm to so many? The advantage of a new war on those producing cannabis as a cash crop is small, if not altogether non-existent. Do we want more enforcement assets expended; more people arrested; more people in jail; more people losing their livelihood. The question is, is it worth it?
Poem: The Farmer's Wife

The Farmer's Wife by Norm Olson We left the plow there in the field Where Dad died that April day. We sold the horses and the cows And gave the pig away. We...
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Community meeting offers few solutions

The much-touted Nikiski Community-Against Crime meeting on Wednesday night left me angry and frustrated. On the one hand the outpouring of community support was gratifying. On the other, the same non-solutions to Nikiski's crime problem were familiar and short of any positive answers.
Poem: Need For Heed

Need For Heed By Norm Olson, NikiskiSpeeding down the highway, the wind against my face With my Honda underneath me, I raced for open space. The throttle...
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PBS station desired

I think I speak for the entire peninsula when I question "where is the real time, up-to-date news" on the fire? Folks are trying to get information and the media is woefully lacking in providing it.
Nation has broken its promise to veterans

OK, the parade has ended. The picnic goodies are put away, and the guys with the funny hats and flags have gone home. Memorial Day is over. Did you do your part? No, I'm not talking about turning out for a rally or watching aging veterans marching by.


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