Letters to the Editor

The U.S. Flag and Alaska state flag fly on the roof of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Rep. Vance’s bill is anti-fishermen

House Bill 52 burdens 98.5% of Cook Inlet fishermen.

  • Jan 18, 2022

 

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Opinion: Why weren’t past vaccine mandates an issue?

Can Dunleavy be held liable for COVID illnesses or deaths of Alaska’s National Guard members?

  • Jan 7, 2022

 

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Opinion: Allocation of federal repair services seems inequitable

I was interested to see that the flight cancellations in Yakutat made the newspaper headlines on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Alaska Airlines had to cancel several… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2021

 

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Opinion: Blame bandwagon makes little sense

This letter is based on my experience with the fluctuation of salmon prices, simple economics and upside down politics! In the past year or so… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Opinion: Congress works for pharmaceutical companies, not us

Candidates for Congress make all kinds of promises for about what they will do for us if we elect them. Congress passed laws prohibiting less-costly… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2021
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Opinion: Veterinarian article was disappointing

I was disappointed when I read the front page article regarding the veterinarian shortage,

  • Dec 7, 2021
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Opinion: A Christmas message for all

Keep the heart of love always present.

  • Dec 5, 2021
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Buttons boasting of fully vaccinated status sit on a counter top at Juneau Public Health Center. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Help your neighbors, get vaccinated

Holidays are not a time for hospital beds or quarantined Zoom calls.

  • Dec 3, 2021
Buttons boasting of fully vaccinated status sit on a counter top at Juneau Public Health Center. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Elected officials must share burdens of the pandemic

We implore elected officials to take this important message to heart.

  • Nov 18, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Infrastructure bills would be big help for Alaska

It is time for Alaska’s delegation to reject this effort to obstruct at any cost…

  • Nov 1, 2021
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Opinion: Juneau needs to ban plastic bags

I am very disappointed at how few residents bring reusable bags to the supermarkets.

  • Oct 30, 2021
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Walker poised better for success than Dunleavy

A thorough assessment of the fitness for duty of Govs. Bill Walker and Mike Dunleavy shows Walker is vastly more able and likely to succeed… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2021
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Opinion: Capitol’s shoe mandate tramples individual liberties

Does the barefoot rights movement have Gov. Dunleavy shaking in his boots?

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Opinion: Senators must stand with Alaskans, vote for Build Back Better bills

Of what value to Alaska and our predominantly Indigenous population are our Congressional Senate proxies when, instead of voting for the interests of Alaskans, they… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021
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Opinion: PRO Act comes with many cons

Alaskans would be better off if politicians in Washington focused on real solutions.

  • Oct 18, 2021
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This 1977 photo shows Clem Tillion. Tillion was a former president of the Alaska Senate and died this week. His death was met with statements and condolences from lawmakers and the governor. (Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)

Opinion: Remembering Clem Tillion

He was a Republican but not a partisan.

  • Oct 14, 2021
This 1977 photo shows Clem Tillion. Tillion was a former president of the Alaska Senate and died this week. His death was met with statements and condolences from lawmakers and the governor. (Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)
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Opinion: Comparing pandemic mitigation measures to Holocaust trivializes horrors

Such comparisons are painful to Jews everywhere, including in our Juneau community.

  • Oct 11, 2021
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Opinion: Take medical advice from health care pros, not the internet

It is wise to get vaccinated and to mask up.

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Opinion. What the Yellow Star of David Means to me

A poetic letter to the editor.

  • Oct 4, 2021
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As a parent, I’m excited Will Muldoon is running

As a parent with a child in the Juneau School District, I was excited when I found out that Will Muldoon had decided to run… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2021