Letters to the Editor

The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Private funds will power the New JACC

Let’s do this!

  • Aug 27, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Be careful what Juneau builds next

Juneau shouldn’t waste money on the New JACC.

  • Aug 23, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Sam Post, left, and Lydia Steele ski back from a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Alaska is seeing the effects of climate change from the front lines

This is a global issue that requires cooperative effort on a global scale.

  • Aug 23, 2019
Sam Post, left, and Lydia Steele ski back from a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We deserve better

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, hear us loud and clear.

  • Aug 23, 2019
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Coeur’s ‘higher standard’

There is no responsible way to operate a sulfide mine in salmon habitat.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Opinion: Dunleavy vetoes: conspiracy, incompetence, or just don’t care?

Whether you lean toward conspiracy theories, or just see the Dunleavy administration as incompetent, the vetoes of Alaska’s weatherization and energy efficiency programs are shortsighted… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Opinion: Cutting Code Blue hurts small town Alaska

I am saddened for the Alaskans I serve.

  • Aug 13, 2019

Opinion: Stop encouraging violence via computer games

On Friday, I was sitting at the computers at the Douglas Library still shocked at the horrific events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio,… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Opinion: Second-class citizens

On closure of the Steep Creek trail out at the Mendenhall Glacier.

  • Aug 6, 2019

Opinion: Stranded in Ketchikan

I was one of the passengers stranded in Ketchikan by the strike. We were given no information or help by Alaska Department of Transportation. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019
Opinion: Medicare turns 45! Here’s what it means for the presidential cycle upon us

Opinion: Medicare turns 45! Here’s what it means for the presidential cycle upon us

The mark of a civilized society is the dignity with which we treat all people.

  • Aug 2, 2019
Opinion: Medicare turns 45! Here’s what it means for the presidential cycle upon us
Opinion: People for the PFD

Opinion: People for the PFD

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend belongs to the people of Alaska, not the government.

  • Aug 2, 2019
Opinion: People for the PFD
Opinion: On the passage of SB 2002

Opinion: On the passage of SB 2002

Congratulations to the pro-democracy Alaska Legislators in the House and Senate on the passage, finally, of Senate Bill 2002. This is a small but necessary… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019
Opinion: On the passage of SB 2002

Opinion: In support of HB 2001

The world in general is aging but Alaska is on the leading edge of the trend. Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the state… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2019

Opinion: New JACC is a great deal for Juneau

A recent letter opposed any city support for the New JACC. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion; but no one is entitled to… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2019

JAR: Keeping animals safe and healthy

I am writing in response to a recent Letter to the Editor making untrue claims about Juneau Animal Rescue’s response to a recent influx of… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Do we need the New JACC or not?

The building should not even be on the radar.

  • Jul 17, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Start a Juneau Jökulhlaup Classic

Opinion: Start a Juneau Jökulhlaup Classic

Model it after the Nenana Ice Classic.

  • Jul 17, 2019
Opinion: Start a Juneau Jökulhlaup Classic
Hundreds attend a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Hundreds attend a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Killing cats at shelter due to overcrowding is murder

Opinion: Killing cats at shelter due to overcrowding is murder

I’m appalled at the lack of sensitivity about this subject.

  • Jul 16, 2019
Opinion: Killing cats at shelter due to overcrowding is murder