Letters to the Editor

This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: A warning about voting for a constitutional convention!

APOC (Alaska Public Office Commission) listed three lobbying firms for 2022. They earned a total of $4,288,820 lobbying this year (monthly fees were not included… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2022

 

T

Opinion: A constitutional convention is an uncertain proposition

“Convoluted, expensive and uncertain.”

  • Aug 1, 2022

 

This photo shows the Juneau School District headquarters on March 17, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Grading Juneau School District

Are public school students learning their 3 R’s? The answer surprised me.

  • Jul 20, 2022

 

Opinion: Vote your values

This fall we will be supporting Les Gara and Jessica Cook

  • Jul 19, 2022
t

Opinion: My Turn mischaracterized Doyon’s Ambler Road position

We write to correct the record.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • By Sarah Obed
t
Components for Eaglecrest’s recently purchased gondola system sit packed up as they’re prepared for the voyage to Alaska from Austria. (Courtesy photo / Dave Scanlan)

Opinion: Gondola plan needs to be well thought out

I am in favor of the Eaglecrest gondola, but we need to be sure that everyone, including the Eaglecrest manager, the board, city administration, the… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • Albert Shaw
Components for Eaglecrest’s recently purchased gondola system sit packed up as they’re prepared for the voyage to Alaska from Austria. (Courtesy photo / Dave Scanlan)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: ‘Feel good’ abortion rally coverage misses the mark

Where are those stories and pictures?

  • Jul 11, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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
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)
T

Opinion: Decision puts us a step closer to theocracy

Score a big win for the religious nationalists.

  • Jun 27, 2022
T
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
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)
t

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
t
photo

Opinion: We must do something to stop gun violence

This weekend is Wear Orange Weekend.

  • Jun 2, 2022
photo
T

Opinion: Generalizations, misinformation further divide on firearms

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

  • Jun 1, 2022
T
t

Opinion: It is time to stop the carnage

Only vote for those who will enact responsible gun laws.

  • May 26, 2022
t
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)
t

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
t
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
t

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
t