Letters to the Editor

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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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Letter: State bears much of the blame for school district’s deficit

Although mistakes were made in calculating the Juneau School District’s budget this year, I believe much of the anger is misplaced. Rebecca Braun wrote in… Continue reading

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Letter: Be a part of humankind, not human mean

When I was a teenager I met a man who greeted me with “It’s a good day for the race.” When I asked what race… Continue reading

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Letter: Snowstorms a teachable moment for helping each other out

The recent snow created an amazing opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors. Last week our Juneau AARP Community Action Team (CAT) members identified neighbors in… Continue reading

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Letter: Dunleavy should respect majority of Alaskans, take down ‘pro-life’ flag from governor’s mansion

When Gov. Dunleavy hung a so-called “pro-life” flag at the governor’s house — the people’s house in Alaska’s capital city — he thumbed his nose… Continue reading

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Letter: Flying of pro-life and Pride flags at government buildings aren’t equal political statements

Thank you Juneau Empire for prominently covering the choice of our governor to fly the little-known but evocative “pro-life” flag in front of the mansion… Continue reading

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Letter: Israel/Gaza war would end if Hamas surrender and return hostages. Why don’t they?

It is imperative to clarify some facts in Craig Wilson’s letter to the editor entitled “Israel violating international law with its response in Gaza” published… Continue reading

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Letter: Duty of service

I am a longtime citizen of Alaska. I usually have a different point of view than former Senator and Governor Frank Murkowski, but I try… Continue reading

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Letter: Dunleavy shows cruelty in turning down federal food funds for children

Cold. Unfeeling. Cruel. How else to describe Gov. Dunleavy’s decision to turn down federal funds for food for children this summer? Half of Alaska’s children… Continue reading

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Letter: Israel violating international humanitarian law with its response in Gaza

Gaza is roughly twice the size of Douglas Island, with over three times the population of Alaska living there. That’s a lot of people packed… Continue reading

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Letter: A plea for peace on Earth — among all involved in indiscriminate killing

This is a season in which many find joy, comfort and hope by celebrating a variety of rich traditions. Unfortunately, a number of wars fester… Continue reading

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Letter: Use federal compost funds to help existing operator

This year CBJ was awarded a $2.5 million grant (part of Biden’s forward-thinking Inflation Reduction Act) to scale up Juneau’s compost capacity at 2300 Anka… Continue reading

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Letter: Complaints about California’s RCV voting are misguided in Alaska

Last Wednesday’s editorial by Trent England and Jason Snead should have been submitted to a California newspaper since data they cite was about problems that… Continue reading

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