fast-breaking news analysis about drug policy and illegal drugs

Your Enslavement in the Matrix
five star (video)

Prison for Profit
The Rise of the Prison Industrial Complex
Prison Profiteers (2013)


home   about

MAP scholar

propaganda news

canada uk

australia pot news

psychedelics news

tag cloud topics

concept dictionary

feeds   stats

user analysis

contact us   faq   chat

login register


news hawking!




No Victim/No Crime -

FIJA Sept 5 Jury Rights Day

Need facts? See:

this bot site is Hosted By DrugPolicyCentral! ... Please help us keep going!

This newsbot site, while automated (true!) has always depended on the generosity of volunteers and visitors to keep it up and running. If this site has helped you, and you can afford to help us, then we ask you to give generously. And to those who have been helping to keep us running, a heartfelt THANK YOU!       Donate online: click here and help us out!

US: SitNews - Opinion/Letter: Announcing Candidacy for KGB Mayor By Sidney Hartley

Found: Thu Aug 15 18:27:07 2019 PDT
Webpage: [translate]
Author: Sidney Hartley,

topical analysis
prison was NOT mentioned
propaganda analysis

SitNews - Opinion/Letter: Announcing Candidacy for KGB Mayor By Sidney Hartley SitNews - Opinion/Letter: Announcing Candidacy for KGB Mayor By Sidney Hartley

Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions

Announcing Candidacy for KGB Mayor

By Sidney Hartley

August 09, 2019

Friday AM

Hello Fellow Ketchikan Community Members,

I am writing to announce my candidacy for Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor. My name is Sidney, and I have been a Ketchikan resident since spring of 2010. I am originally from the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State. Since moving to Ketchikan as an 18-year-old, I have worked in customer service at Tongass Marine Store for six years, then spent a half year at Gateway Center for Human Services in the children s department, and I will be entering my fourth year with Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District, where I have been working as an Intensive SPED Para. I am currently a UAS student, pursuing my degree in Alaska Native Languages and Studies. I received my Associate s Degree this past spring, and am close to completing my Bachelor s Degree. My history in political affairs lie in advocating for the Linguistic Emergency declared in September of last year, my recall petition against Trevor Shaw last summer, and most recently, my efforts in assisting with the Dunleavy recall in our local area during the Blueberry Festival.

I would like to take the chance to answer why I am running for Mayor, and introduce my stance on a variety of local issues. First, I feel that an uncontested campaign for Mayor neglects the local's right to choose. Ketchikan community members deserve options to make a conscious decision of who might be a face of leadership in their town. Further, I believe Ketchikan needs a leader whom advocates for our schools, our educators, Alaska Native language immersion, and the use of our tax dollars. I do not believe those areas are currently being prioritized at the level they need to be.

As it stands, the tobacco tax is entirely going toward our education fund, when it could be supporting other areas of our community. I also feel that the marijuana tax should be going to areas of our community we can physically see. I feel that expanding tourism to Ward Cove is not a direction Ketchikan should be going, and that our community should effort to preserve its authenticity. I do not support raising property taxes, but I know that when Dunleavy addressed our community, he stated that because he lowered state taxes, he is essentially forcing municipalities to increase taxes to compensate for the state s resignation of such. I absolutely oppose all of Dunleavy's budgetary cuts throughout our state, and have signed the application to petition a recall.

If presented with gifts and trips, I would reject them because I do not believe our local tax dollars should be going toward luxury. I do support funding our schools to the budget, and that we need to keep Ketchikan relevant so we can retain choice educators. I believe that Ketchikan Indian Community and our school district should be working toward strengthening the Alaska Native presence in our curriculum, and working to advance our students in retaining a strong indigenous knowledge base, including language, to address the current linguistic crisis.

Moving to Ketchikan as an 18-year-old, I have lived out my entire adult life years, growing into the person I am today. I have vested myself in this community for the past decade by working and serving Ketchikan locals in our Tongass Marine store, issuing fishing licenses and helping our locals for six years. I have worked alongside your children, both in mental health services, and in your school district for those with academic needs. I became a mother in this community almost six years ago, and have been raising Alaskan children. I go to school full time, while juggling a full-time job and raising children to become Ketchikan's future front-runners. I do not have any hidden agendas, and I have nothing to syphon from Ketchikan's essence. Many can say they have spoken for Ketchikan, and spoken for its people. I am here to set a precedence as the people. I am in it every day. I am Ketchikan, and I will effort to lead our community without bipartisan politics.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Sid Hartley

Ketchikan, Alaska

Editor's Note:

The text of this letter was NOT edited by the SitNews Editor.

Received August 07, 2019 - Published August 09, 2019

Related Viewpoint:

Viewpoints - Opinion Letters:

Webmail Your Opinion Letter to the Editor

E-mail your letters & opinions to

Your full name, city and state are required for letter publication.

Published letters become the property of SitNews.

SitNews (c)2019

Stories In The News

Ketchikan, Alaska

Articles & photographs that appear in SitNews are considered protected by copyright and may not be reprinted without written permission from and payment of any required fees to the proper sources.

E-mail your news & photos to

Photographers choosing to submit photographs for publication to SitNews are in doing so granting their permission for publication and for archiving. SitNews does not sell photographs. All requests for purchasing a photograph will be emailed to the photographer.

This page was seen on the host.

analysis of article text

prohibitionist hits:0 government drug warrior (prohibition_agency) hits:0 propaganda (drugwar_propaganda) hits:17 legalization hits:0 drug_reformer hits:0 reform_referenda hits:0 cannabis hits:1 stimulant hits:0 narcotic hits:0 hallucinogen hits:0
    prohibitionist     prohibition_agency     drugwar_propaganda     legalization     drug_reformer
    reform_referenda     cannabis     stimulant     narcotic     hallucinogen

incarceration/prison mentioned? NO - the issue of prison or incarceration was NOT mentioned in this article .

propaganda analysis

explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:0 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:0 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:0 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:10 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:3 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:4 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:0 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:0
EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
[news] [concept]

illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda 60%
[news] [concept]

propaganda theme3 propaganda theme5 propaganda theme4 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 50%
[news] [concept]

"Community"10Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd

gateway 60%
[news] [concept]

"Gateway"3Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
Distortion 7: Gateway
propaganda_theme4 : drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gatewaygateway, use is abuse

propaganda theme4 60%
[news] [concept]

gateway Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
propaganda_theme5 : drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugschildren

propaganda theme5 60%
[news] [concept]

"children"4Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
Think of the children
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
[news] [concept]

 psychoactive plant

[news] [concept]

cannabis tobacco
[news] [concept]
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"marijuana"1Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies Cannabis Link DB
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)

[news] [concept]

Tobacco: Stunts Teens Growth
 youth 60%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5
[news] [concept]
"School" "schools"

st:0 fo:0 s:0 d:0 c:0.07 db:0.178 a:0.32 m:0.06 t:0.82 (f)

text of article used for CRITICAL ANALYSIS, under FAIR USE provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107, et al.

media charts

Bot's analysis of: "The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse" the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Demand Reduction Section, May 2014
more >>

Newsbot crossword puzzles!

Drug War

A review and analysis of modern prohibition rhetoric

  • Amazon Kindle
  • html (free)
  • pdf (free)
  •   Wonder Drug Cover-Up: Yes, it's true: pot fights cancer. more

    As Bad For Your Lungs As Smoking 20 Normal Cigarettes? 20 times more likely to cause cancer than tobacco? Why does the US Government make cannabis researchers use only Government-issued marijuana?


    Observer's Propaganda Picks
    dripping with drug-war propaganda!

    Prohibition-era cartoons
    Anti-prohibition political cartoons from Prohibition I.

      Support Mapinc & Drugsense

    Donate to drugsense please give generously!

    article tags


    school concept
    youth concept
    tobacco concept - Tobacco is an annual or bi-annual growing 1-3 meters tall with large sticky leaves that contain nicotine. Native to the Americas, tobacco has a long history of use as an shamanic inebriant and stimulant. It is extremely popular and well-known for its addictive potential. (Solanaceae, Nicotiana, rustica; tabacum L.; ...)
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    intoxicant concept
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    propaganda_theme5 concept - drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugs
    propaganda_theme4 concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gateway
    gateway concept - drug war propaganda theme: gateway
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition