Letters to the Editor

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Opinion: Why is there no statewide mask mandate?

The doctors at the World Health Organizations say that we should wear face masks.

  • Nov 13, 2020

 

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Opinion: We can do better with recycling

This Sunday, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day. It provides a great opportunity to reevaluate your families’ recycling habits. Every day, recyclable items are turned… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

 

Unloaded firearms should be stored in a lockable gun cabinet, safe or locked vault. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dow)

Opinion: Safe gun storage is an adult responsibility

On Sunday, Oct. 25, a 4 year old in Sitka found a loaded AK-47 in their home — and fired it. Please read that sentence… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2020

 

This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Remember, we are fellow Alaskans

I am writing in support of all Alaskans.

  • Nov 9, 2020
This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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  • Nov 7, 2020
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Nearly every voting booth is occupied at a polling place in Nugget Mall on Nov. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: All votes should count

“The electoral college does not represent us.”

  • Nov 6, 2020
Nearly every voting booth is occupied at a polling place in Nugget Mall on Nov. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: May we have a return to civility, tolerance and respect

When I think of the millions spent on ads, I think of the good that money could have done…

  • Nov 2, 2020
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U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Alaska State Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I’ve worked with and support Dan Sullivan

Dan was instrumental in spearheading the “Choose Respect” initiative.

  • Nov 2, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Alaska State Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Alyse Galvin speaks during a drive-in rally held Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Galvin is an impressive candidate

Alyse stood in the wind and took questions from the audience, and she didn’t duck tough questions.

  • Nov 2, 2020
Alyse Galvin speaks during a drive-in rally held Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alyse Galvin speaks during a drive-in rally held Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: It’s time for a representative who listens

Don Young is part of the swamp. Mr. Young came to the House in 1973 — almost half a century ago. He has been in… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2020
Alyse Galvin speaks during a drive-in rally held Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Dr. Al Gross (courtesy photo)

Opinion: When was the last time you felt Southeast Alaska was truly represented in the Senate?

I’ve seen Al’s Southeast Alaskan skill set and expertise first hand.

  • Nov 2, 2020
Dr. Al Gross (courtesy photo)
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Opinion: Vote yes to retain Justice Carney

A vote to retain her is a vote for our constitutional system and judicial independence.

  • Nov 1, 2020
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Opinion: Does a ‘deliberative body’ know best?

The history of our current oil tax law casts doubt on that assumption.

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Property price disclosure is a good thing

I’m happy the Assembly gave the assessor another tool for determining the fairness of assessments.

  • Oct 29, 2020
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Alyse Galvin, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks during a women's march and rally held Saturday in Juneau. Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Galvin will be an independent voice

I’ve known her for over 20 years and vouch for her sincerity, kindness, moral compass and enthusiasm.

  • Oct 22, 2020
Alyse Galvin, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks during a women's march and rally held Saturday in Juneau. Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau

Opinion: Andi Story works hard for Juneau

Juneau needs every bit of clout in the Legislature as our state faces government deficit.

  • Oct 20, 2020
Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau
Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Sullivan supports local business

Sullivan’s support for small business is why I urge you to join me in voting for him on Nov.3.

  • Oct 15, 2020
Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Please vote in this election

Is Trump the model we want our children and grandchildren to follow?

  • Oct 15, 2020
This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Ballot Measure 1, which will raise taxes on certain North Slope oil fields, is on the ballot for Alaska’s general election in November. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Here’s why you should vote for Alaska’s fair share

Are you worried about decreases in your PFD?

  • Oct 14, 2020
Ballot Measure 1, which will raise taxes on certain North Slope oil fields, is on the ballot for Alaska’s general election in November. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A sign downtown encourages residents to wear a face covering while in public spaces. While some mitigation measures have relaxed, face coverings remain required when inside public spaces where social distancing is difficult. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Masks will have their day

Much like washing your hands.

  • Oct 13, 2020
A sign downtown encourages residents to wear a face covering while in public spaces. While some mitigation measures have relaxed, face coverings remain required when inside public spaces where social distancing is difficult. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)