Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Let’s find ways to help our community

It’s a no-brainer.

  • Mar 30, 2020

 

Opinion: Shut down the airport, or quarantine anyone who flies into Juneau

I read with great interest the article on KTOO’s website titled Physicians Object to Juneau’s Coronavirus Quarantine Exemptions. What’s terribly interesting is Coeur Alaska, the… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2020

 

Opinion: We should help provide for those at-risk of coronavirus

The data that we have on the novel coronavirus has shown that the virus is particularly dangerous for the elderly. At the same time, those… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2020

 

No cruises are expected until July at the earliest. That means these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer than usual, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: This is the new reality

Juneau will have to begin making decisions about carrying on with significantly less revenue.

  • Mar 23, 2020
No cruises are expected until July at the earliest. That means these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer than usual, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Start drive-thru testing now

There should be no hold up or any political bantering on the COVID-19 drive-thru testing.

  • Mar 21, 2020
Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo)

Opinion: The Assembly needs to ask tougher questions

Monday night’s — March 9 — Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting was more like a slow-pitch game at Sandy Beach than a probing investigation… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2020
Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo)

Opinion: Nobody wants to have an abortion

If you care about preventing abortions, consider legislation for free vasectomies.

  • Mar 10, 2020

Opinion: A road between road Haines and Skagway could be good

There are several advantages of this road.

  • Mar 9, 2020

Opinion: This cruise ship should be subjected to a federal inspection

I read the article by Mr. Fargnoli, and I agree with him that the residents of Juneau should not be placed in a high-risk situation.… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2020

Opinion: Keep jet skis out of Kachemak Bay

By repealing the jet ski ban, Dunleavy is playing into the hands of special interest groups.

  • Mar 6, 2020

Opinion: I’m speaking up for transportation

A letter to the editor in the form of a poem.

  • Mar 3, 2020

Opinion: I hope our elected leaders hear climate change concerns

I’ve just attended Juneau’s Innovation Summit. It just might have restored my hope for the future. One of this year’s Summit topics was “Business in… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2020
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this March 26 photo, protesters unfurl a banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage. (Bill Roth | Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Letters to the editor

Benefiting from Corona virus and ‘Stand Tall’ is stooping low.

  • Feb 20, 2020
In this March 26 photo, protesters unfurl a banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage. (Bill Roth | Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)

Opinion: Stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

Letters to the editor.

  • Feb 14, 2020
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)

Opinion: Our senators should stand up for us

Letters to the Editor.

  • Feb 14, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Stop electing Republicans to save the ferries

The attack on our ferry system seems to be following the decades-old Republican playbook.

  • Feb 13, 2020
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The stern of the MV Matanuska on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Common sense on ferries must prevail

Cut off from Seattle and each other.

  • Feb 9, 2020
The stern of the MV Matanuska on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Volunteer awards shine light on unsung Alaskans

Nominations are now open for the 2020 First Lady’s Volunteer Award.

  • Feb 4, 2020
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