Letters to the Editor

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: It’s time Juneau residents have our say on cruise ships

Activists are seeking a balance between our quality of life and a better experience for visitors.

  • Apr 15, 2021

 

This November 2020 photo shows a gun lock. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Our senators must help end ‘sideshow nightmare’ of gun violence

Enhance the background checking.

  • Apr 6, 2021

 

This November 2020 photo shows a gunlock. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I’m not urging gun control. I’m urging gun safety

Are our representatives are too deep in the pockets of the National Rifle Association?

  • Apr 1, 2021

 

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Opinion: Sinking the Malaspina is a good idea

The fist positive idea I have seen from this administration.

  • Mar 30, 2021
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The MV Columbia sails through Lynn Canal on Monday, April 29, 2019. (Alex McCarthy / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: State must take action in light of Canada’s restrictions

A ferry should run from Bellingham to Seward and another ship to Southeast Alaska.

  • Mar 27, 2021
The MV Columbia sails through Lynn Canal on Monday, April 29, 2019. (Alex McCarthy / Juneau Empire File)
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We should hope Senate supports the For the People Act

Alaskans have never been much for partisan labels.

  • Mar 24, 2021
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Opinion: Alaway facility is a bad idea

“It’s not a good idea for CBJ to have permitted this.”

  • Mar 18, 2021
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Opinion: It is time to recognize the true heroes of the Republican Party

They can save the soul of the party from being lost to a band of fascists

  • Mar 16, 2021
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Opinion: It’s important to choose respect

It is more important than ever to reach out and check on your friends and neighbors.

  • Mar 15, 2021
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Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Delegation can lead fight to end Alzheimer’s by supporting critical funding

I encourage our congressional delegation to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research.

  • Mar 11, 2021
Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Gender bigotry shouldn’t hide behind the mask of ‘religious freedom’

“Equal rights for others does not mean less rights for you. It’s not pie.”

  • Mar 6, 2021
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Opinion: It’s time for the Jones Act to go

The Alaska Libertarian Party urges elected officials to work toward repealing the Jones Act.

  • Mar 2, 2021
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Opinion: I disagree with decision to go virtual

“Calling off names is one safe way, but it’s also easy. Getting my degree was not easy.”

  • Feb 23, 2021
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Norwegian Cruise Line’s property on Egan Drive was empty on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The company intends to build a dock and transform the property into a community asset and is seeking community input. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Let’s not fall for corporate greenwash

“Both NCLH’s and Keystone’s plans smack of irony and hypocrisy.”

  • Feb 23, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line’s property on Egan Drive was empty on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The company intends to build a dock and transform the property into a community asset and is seeking community input. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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  • Feb 22, 2021
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Opinion: Proposed Medicare waiver doesn’t help rural communities

Are these changes offered most deplorable, yes.

  • Feb 19, 2021
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T.J. “Manner” Cramer received a COVID-19 vaccine at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Thank you for the well-run vaccine clinic

I am compelled to express my appreciation and gratitude…

  • Feb 19, 2021
T.J. “Manner” Cramer received a COVID-19 vaccine at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Well done, Alaska

Hats off to Alaska’s medical and emergency services professionals

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks during an interview at the Juneau Empire’s offices. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Is Lisa Murkowski really a role model?

A lawmaker voted to convict a private citizen of insurrection without a hearing or witnesses.

  • Feb 18, 2021
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks during an interview at the Juneau Empire’s offices. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)