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Early morning noise
By Christina Lewis


August 08, 2009

Every morning I wake up only because some drunken people are arguing or yelling around my home. I have seen just about everything looking out my window -- people getting beat up, peeing, etc. Mind you this is around two or three in the morning. I am a single parent who needs her critical sleep to take care of two active girls, work, cook, clean, etc.

These incidents are happening at least 3 times a week. Should I be forced to move because some idiots can't be quiet. I really can't find any other place to rent under $900.00 So as a single parent I have to wake up every morning to hear this because I can't afford to move??

I have called the police to inform them of the problem! Their response was "all we can do is tell them to please be quiet". All the while I'm still up. There has got to be a better solution than me moving or having to call the police nightly. I don't mind a little noise but when it wakes me up when I'm sleeping it's too loud.

Anyone have any suggestions? Or better yet have any rentals?? I moved back to Ketchikan because this is where I grew up and wanted to raise my kids here also. I don't want them exposed to this kind of behavior.

Christina Lewis
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 07, 2009 - Published August 08, 2009


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