Letters to the Editor

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the day after the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. (J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press)

Opinion: So much for oath of office and democracy

What I see is legislators ignoring their oath.

  • May 14, 2019

 

Opinion: Applause for Rep. Young for protecting iconic American horses

We appreciate Young’s bipartisan effort.

  • May 14, 2019

 

Opinion: Cutting government services will hurt Alaska’s quality of life

Are the budget reductions worth it?

  • May 13, 2019

 

Opinion: Stopping ferry service would be ‘destructive’ to Angoon, Southeast

AMHS provides much-needed transportation.

  • May 13, 2019

Opinion: Funding is vital to protecting, improving health of Alaskans

Budget cuts have diminished essential services.

  • May 10, 2019

Opinion: Consider the Walmart building for the new City Hall

City constraining itself on new location.

  • May 9, 2019

Opinion: Stop advertising e-cigarettes

Product is responsible for ‘dangerous epidemic.’

  • May 6, 2019

Opinion: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

A lot of excuses for Alaska’s budget cuts.

  • May 1, 2019

Opinion: Concern about gun safety is not anti-gun

Preserving lives and rights is a worthy goal.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Getting rid of ferry system will hurt Alaska’s economy

Communities, businesses will suffer.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: We can find a sensible, enforceable solution to gun violence

I support a red flag law in Alaska.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Stop using single-use plastics in Alaska

It’s harmful to people and the environment.

  • Apr 29, 2019

Opinion: Call the PFD what it is — a tax

Alaska needs to consider an income tax.

  • Apr 28, 2019

Opinion: Redefine the experience of visiting the Last Frontier

Visitors are intrigued by the nothingness, freedom of Alaska.

  • Apr 26, 2019
People watch a pod of Steller sea lions from a float at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Be proactive about testing your mercury levels

Even small amounts can cause serious health problems.

  • Apr 23, 2019
People watch a pod of Steller sea lions from a float at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Earth Day rally is a fight against fossil fuels, NRA

Keep big money out of politics.

  • Apr 22, 2019

Opinion: New devices can help monitor cruise ship air pollution

Keep our summertime air clean.

  • Apr 19, 2019

Opinion: Lawmaker silenced my public testimony. This is what I tried to say.

Censoring legitimate concerns of abuses of power serving private interests comes to mind here.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Opinion: Alaska can join other states in passing reasonable gun laws

It doesn’t have to be like this.

  • Apr 18, 2019