Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Would you want 16 felons near your kids on a daily basis?

Please call your Planning Commission and Assembly members.

  • Sep 16, 2020

 

Opinion: Alaska Veterans For Peace denounce offensive statements regarding service members

We adamantly oppose anyone referring to U.S. service members injured or killed in war as “losers.”

  • Sep 10, 2020

 

Opinion: Kudos to a letter writer

Don’t miss an excellent My Turn.

  • Sep 10, 2020

Opinion: People turning 18 on or before Election Day should register to vote

Congratulations to 18 year olds as they start to exercise their civic right and responsibility.

  • Sep 7, 2020

Opinion: Why I’m voting against Prop 1

We have changed the oil industry taxation system about 8 or 9 times in 15 or 16 years. That’s insane.

  • Sep 2, 2020

Opinion: Legal initiatives are sometimes the only way

There is no room for a do-nothing attitude of “society will take care of it.”

  • Sep 1, 2020

The Postal Service needs to level with us

I ask you all to make your voices heard.

  • Aug 27, 2020
This July 2019 photo shows South Franklin Street. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: People should still support South Franklin businesses

I would like to urge people not to forget lower South Franklin when they want to support local businesses. My neighborhood may look deserted without… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2020
This July 2019 photo shows South Franklin Street. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: What has and hasn’t changed since 1970

Some things in life just don’t change.

  • Aug 18, 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: Unintentional gun deaths and injuries are preventable

Kids’ curiosity is wonderful, until you are trying to hide something from them…

  • Aug 18, 2020
Unloaded firearms should be stored in a lockable gun cabinet, safe or locked vault. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dow)
Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking to unseat Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, meets with Juneauites at the Almalga Distillery on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We’re glad Galvin is running to represent Alaska

We are exceptionally pleased that Alyse Galvin has thrown her hat into Alaska’s Congressional race.

  • Aug 12, 2020
Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking to unseat Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, meets with Juneauites at the Almalga Distillery on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I will be voting against Republican inaction

I will be voting against Republican inaction I’m going to vote against Senator Sullivan in November. It’s going to be a huge personal tragedy for… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2020
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Our elected officials should support the Vote Safe Act

It is the only American thing to do.

  • Jul 30, 2020
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Young and old should stay home and vote

I will be voting from college 3,000 miles away from home.

  • Jul 29, 2020
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: A not-so green deal

Proctor and Gamble’s paper product marketing campaign epitomizes the delusional dialectic that is co-opting democracy with its misinformation and brainwashing those less informed with populist… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Opinion: I hope Alaskans will join me in opposing Proposition 2

I’m tired of outside, dark money groups and individual rich outsiders trying to manipulate Alaskans.

The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: A question about diversity

How much emphasis does troopers’ advertising place on recruiting women and racial minorities?

  • Jul 22, 2020
The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Now is the time to remembers oaths

If not now, when?

  • Jul 21, 2020