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 Opinion    November 27, 2014 

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The Sentinel letters policy remains unchanged. Only rarely do we publish letters endorsing candidates or positions during an election, which the following letter references. Daily newspapers, with more available space are more...

 
 By Nettie Covalt CLP    Opinion    November 20, 2014

Reflections

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving once a year, remembering those poor pilgrims who were just happy to be alive. So we, Americans, take it many steps farther, but how many remember the pilgrims when they sit down to eat? My wise son, a freshman in...

 
 Opinion    October 9, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you for the nice write ups about our teams. We really appreciate it. Jack Carney Wrangell Public Schools Teacher & Activities Director...

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2014

Reflections

I have always appreciated living in places where the seasons are distinct; where winter days are short and more often than not we have a white Christmas. Spring leaves are bright green and the rain washes away the snow mounds on the side of the road....

 
 Opinion    August 21, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The beginning of our school year is quickly approaching and soon our students will be walking through our doors at Evergreen Elementary, Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome...

 
 Opinion    August 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: It is with great delight that I return to Wrangell Public Schools this fall, and I am excited to welcome our families back to school. I hope everyone has had an opportunity to relax and reenergize and all are fully prepared for an...

 
 Opinion    July 31, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Each 4th of July celebration brings new traditions, new faces and creates new memories. Until 1983’s parade, the 4th of July queen and her court made their royal journey down Front Street by car. That is the year Beta Sigma Phi took...

 
 Opinion    July 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I’d like to tell you why I am endorsing Chere Klein for our next District 36 House of Representative and why it’s very important that you vote for her August 19 over all the other candidates currently running. First and foremost...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: There are three competent candidates running for Wrangell’s House District 36, the seat vacated by Peggy Wilson. The one who stands above the others, in my opinion, is Agnes Moran from Ketchikan. Agnes was born and reared in...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I viewed your dance group on North 360 during celebration and they were truly an inspiration. The Unity of Youth dancing with Elders was just lovely. The colors and regalia were stunning and the hats were outstanding.  Well done,...

 
 Opinion    May 22, 2014

Letters to the Edito

To the Editor: In this day of wanting everything given to us, reality often is overlooked. Here is a case: both responses to the question posed to Chuck residents reflect both sides of this concern. In the end as it affects this marine traveler, I...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

Reflections

Here we are into the month of May. Easter has passed by and we are moving into the family season. Bright outdoor playground weather, baseball, Mother’s Day and graduation. It is with a renewed spirit we take on the fun times ahead. Children are...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: A May 1 letter authored by Kip Valvoda gives readers the impression that Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is neglecting lead-based paint in its public housing properties. This is not the case. The health and safety of our...

 
 Opinion    May 1, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have another question for all people in public housing within the state of Alaska: Do you have headaches? Rashes? Are your kids underachievers, lethargic? This could be a sign of lead poisoning. The federal government enacted laws...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 24, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Welcome to my last Peggy’s Corner for the 2014 session. We have worked diligently in both houses of the Legislature on many pieces of legislation that will affect our state for many years. Throughou...

 
 Opinion    April 24, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: First off, it was my grandson Trey Torvend, home from the Navy, after a two-year leave, not my son. Yes, I did address the nine-foot graves. What I didn’t know was ordinance 15.16.080 allows that. (Sorry, Two-Story). Also ordinance...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    April 24, 2014

Editorial: Stough needs to be censured

The Thomas Bay Power Authority needs to censure its president, James Stough, for his action two weeks ago that ordered, via letter, the end of negotiations to allow the Southeast Alaska Power Agency to take over operations at the Tyee Lake... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In reference to your photo in the March 20 edition showing a water main repair on St. Michael’s Street: Where’s the steel cage to protect the worker from a cave in? Do they use them? Mel Bailey...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 17, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week twelve of Peggy’s Corner of the House. I am pleased to report that the House Resources Committee, of which I am vice-chair, unanimously moved SB 138 onto the next committee. SB 138 is the Governor’s bill that will...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have 3 questions to the public, and don’t know who to ask, so here goes. #1 Why is the legislature going after the Marine Highway system? When these same legislatures break state law and transport their personal vehicles without dr...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

By Representative Peggy Wilson Hello and welcome to week eleven of Peggy’s Corner of the House. If you are following the legislature at any level right now you will see that bills are moving rapidly as much of the behind the scenes work and...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week ten of Peggy’s Corner of the House. Every year I look forward to the House Majority poll on issues pertinent to Alaskans. I was personally very pleased to see that the majority of the public opinion indicates that both...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 27, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week nine of Peggy’s Corner of the House. Although the deadline has passed for all personal legislation to be introduced, committees still have the ability to introduce legislation that is specific to a committee. This has...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 20, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello everyone! Welcome to week eight of our Legislative Session. We have entered the downside of the session so, as in past years, the pace has quickened and night meetings will continue to happen more and more in order for us to get all of the...

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 13, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

The past couple of weeks we have had alternating views of what is happening in Washington DC – House leadership spent time with Senator Murkowski. She spoke of one of the primary issues we continue to fight as a state – federal over-reach on our...

 

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