Letters to the Editor

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Letter: Gloomy predictions for ship-free days are a misleading scare tactic

“What? Only one day a week ship-free? Can’t we have Sundays too?” “How about four days a week ship-free?” We signature gatherers are hearing those… Continue reading

 

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Letter: A day of rest from cruise ships is good for Juneau

A lot has been said about the Saturday free day from large cruise ships. What’s missing from the conversation is that a day of rest… Continue reading

 

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Letter: People seeking Saturday cruise ship ban sending unfriendly message to visitors

I flew in on the midday flight this Saturday to do some work with the Legislature. Beautiful view of the Mendenhall Glacier coming in. The… Continue reading

 

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Letter: Fond memories and a sad farewell to Thunder Mountain High School

The closing of Thunder Mountain High School is the closing of a home for many. I feel like a part of myself, my upbringing, and… Continue reading

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Letter: Local Veterans for Peace chapter calls for ceasefire in Gaza

The members of Veterans For Peace Chapter 100 in Southeast Alaska have over the last six months voiced support for a ceasefire in Gaza. A… Continue reading

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Letter: School consolidation will limit students’ ability to participate in activities

I am a high school student at Thunder Mountain High School, and I understand consolidation had to occur in the Juneau School District. I am… Continue reading

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Letter: Black-and-white view of Gaza goes too far

Alexander Dolitsky’s letter rebuffing Dixie Belcher’s attempt to humanize the tragedy unfolding in Gaza goes too far. Frankly, I question whether the groundless accusations that… Continue reading

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Letter: Murkowski and Sullivan should oppose Trump

The New York Times reported Saturday that Mr. Trump said, “some migrants are ‘not people’ and predicts a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses. He primed the… Continue reading

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Letter: If you see roadside rubbish, please pick it up

I met a young Tlingit lady and her friend this weekend, picking up rubbish that had been tossed over the bank and down into the… Continue reading

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Letter: Stay considerate and compassionate during school consolidation process.

I’m reaching out to the citizens of Juneau to ask that we stop, take a breath and realize that we are all in this situation… Continue reading

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Letter: Legislature will best serve Alaskans by rejecting Dunleavy’s executive orders

Dunleavy’s executive orders have nothing to do with “streamlining” and everything to do with destroying. Take the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council Advisory Board,… Continue reading

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Letter: What’s wrong with this picture?

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, I and several other moms and grandmas went to the Alaska Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, chaired by Sen.… Continue reading

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Letter: JDHS is a much better facility for high school students

The Douglas Bridge was completed in 1935, unifying our community in more ways than one. By 1956, Juneau-Douglas High School opened its doors to students… Continue reading

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Letter: JDHS was the high school during stable times; keep it that way if consolidation occurs

In order to financially maintain the high quality of education, tradition and standards of Alaska, Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé High should be the high… Continue reading

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Letter: Legislature needs to rein in Dunleavy’s power-grab

It’s not surprising to witness so many Republican politicians who’ve been capitulating to this heinous MAGA destruction of democracy; a pretentious pursuit inherently emanating from… Continue reading

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Letter: Alaskans favoring secession aren’t thinking things through

I live in Virginia and have no firsthand experience with Alaskan affairs. I was therefore surprised by the report that 36% of the Alaskan population… Continue reading

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Letter: Leave the pro-life flag flying at the Governor’s Residence

Please leave up the pro-life flag at the Governor’s Residence. It represents my choice and the choice of many others to honor and dignify the… Continue reading

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Letter: Concerned about country’s future under Trump

Ex-president Donald Trump said that if he is reelected, he would be a dictator on day one. I am amazed how many Americans support him… Continue reading

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Letter: Governor should ‘Choose Respect’ and take down pro-life flag from official residence

Please take down the anti-choice flag displayed at the governor’s mansion. I have lived in Alaska for 24 years. That flag does not represent my… Continue reading

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Letter: Make good choices about school district’s future

As the Assembly once again plans to bail out mismanagement, please make good choices. Note: that’s a lesson taught early in our local elementary schools.… Continue reading

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