Letters to the Editor

This photo shows a return envelope from the recent special primary election for Alaska's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. On Friday, a judge sided with the state elections office on a decision to omit fifth-place finisher Tara Sweeney from ballots in the special general election. Al Gross, who finished third in the special primary, dropped out of the race, creating confusing circumstances ahead of Alaska's first ranked choice vote. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Four candidates should move forward

The people of Alaska were promised four candidates and that promise should be upheld.

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

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Opinion: Decision puts us a step closer to theocracy

Score a big win for the religious nationalists.

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

This photo shows the Douglas Bridge. The City and Borough of Juneau and state of Alaska are collaborating on plans for a potential second crossing. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Big projects should be reevaluated in light of declining population

Projections continue to show a population decline in Juneau.

  • Jun 24, 2022

 

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Opinion: Grit and technology can bring America back to energy independent status

The most important way to bring America back to the world leader we were before last January.

  • Jun 10, 2022
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Opinion: We must do something to stop gun violence

This weekend is Wear Orange Weekend.

  • Jun 2, 2022
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Opinion: Generalizations, misinformation further divide on firearms

Either way, purposely or because of the lack of knowledge, misinformation further divides…

  • Jun 1, 2022
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Opinion: It is time to stop the carnage

Only vote for those who will enact responsible gun laws.

  • May 26, 2022
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At-home test kits are available in Juneau at City Hall cash office, all Juneau public libraries, Juneau Public Health Center and the Juneau Police Department. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: There is an urgent need for COVID testing on cruise ships

I strongly urge self-administered antigen tests be provided by the cruise line to every passenger.

  • May 18, 2022
At-home test kits are available in Juneau at City Hall cash office, all Juneau public libraries, Juneau Public Health Center and the Juneau Police Department. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: It disappoints me that our two-party system is in great jeopardy

I feel compelled to vote Democratic in the forthcoming elections…

  • May 16, 2022
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Orcas swim near the the shore of Kupreanof Island on April 26. (Courtesy Photo / Joe Sebastian)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Orcas swim near the the shore of Kupreanof Island on April 26. (Courtesy Photo / Joe Sebastian)

Opinion: Just say no to proposed armored vehicle

It’s a gift from the federal government that we don’t want or need.

  • Apr 29, 2022

Opinion: The funnies are no longer funny

Now, it is just flighty stuff.

  • Apr 25, 2022
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Opinion: The federal government is complicit in a drug epidemic

Too many children are being robbed of their lives from these drugs.

  • Apr 21, 2022
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Opinion: We should be thankful for election workers

Let’s come together on April 12 to thank our election workers.

  • Apr 8, 2022
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Opinion: Maintaining ‘friendship’ with Vladivostok is shameful

I have lived in Juneau for 41 years and this is the first and only time I am ashamed of it.

  • Apr 7, 2022
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Opinion: Lockdown was handled well

All-in-all, it was a job well done.

  • Apr 6, 2022
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Opinion: Ambler Road is being held hostage

Build that road from Ambler to Nome.

  • Mar 30, 2022
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Opinion: Alaska should have license plates honoring fallen officers

As a recently retired Anchorage Police Officer I am asking for your help in passing HB-201. This bill would honor police officers who made the… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2022
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Opinion: The case for donating any ‘energy relief’ check

I didn’t earn it and it comes at an enormous cost of violence, human suffering, and destruction.

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • By K.Jl Metcalf
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Opinion: RIP Don Young

The passing of Rep. Don Young is a tragedy

  • Mar 21, 2022
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File