Letters to the Editor

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

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

Are the budget reductions worth it?

  • May 13, 2019
Opinion: Cutting government services will hurt Alaska’s quality of life
Opinion: Stopping ferry service would be ‘destructive’ to Angoon, Southeast

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

AMHS provides much-needed transportation.

  • May 13, 2019
Opinion: Stopping ferry service would be ‘destructive’ to Angoon, Southeast
Opinion: Funding is vital to protecting, improving health of Alaskans

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

Budget cuts have diminished essential services.

  • May 10, 2019
Opinion: Funding is vital to protecting, improving health of Alaskans
Opinion: Consider the Walmart building for the new City Hall

Opinion: Consider the Walmart building for the new City Hall

City constraining itself on new location.

  • May 9, 2019
Opinion: Consider the Walmart building for the new City Hall
Opinion: Stop advertising e-cigarettes

Opinion: Stop advertising e-cigarettes

Product is responsible for ‘dangerous epidemic.’

  • May 6, 2019
Opinion: Stop advertising e-cigarettes
Opinion: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

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

A lot of excuses for Alaska’s budget cuts.

  • May 1, 2019
Opinion: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater
Opinion: Concern about gun safety is not anti-gun

Opinion: Concern about gun safety is not anti-gun

Preserving lives and rights is a worthy goal.

  • Apr 30, 2019
Opinion: Concern about gun safety is not anti-gun
Opinion: Getting rid of ferry system will hurt Alaska’s economy

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

Communities, businesses will suffer.

  • Apr 30, 2019
Opinion: Getting rid of ferry system will hurt Alaska’s economy
Opinion: We can find a sensible, enforceable solution to gun violence

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

I support a red flag law in Alaska.

  • Apr 30, 2019
Opinion: We can find a sensible, enforceable solution to gun violence
Opinion: Stop using single-use plastics in Alaska

Opinion: Stop using single-use plastics in Alaska

It’s harmful to people and the environment.

  • Apr 29, 2019
Opinion: Stop using single-use plastics in Alaska
Opinion: Call the PFD what it is — a tax

Opinion: Call the PFD what it is — a tax

Alaska needs to consider an income tax.

  • Apr 28, 2019
Opinion: Call the PFD what it is — a tax
Opinion: Redefine the experience of visiting the Last Frontier

Opinion: Redefine the experience of visiting the Last Frontier

Visitors are intrigued by the nothingness, freedom of Alaska.

  • Apr 26, 2019
Opinion: Redefine the experience of visiting the Last Frontier
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

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

Keep big money out of politics.

  • Apr 22, 2019
Opinion: Earth Day rally is a fight against fossil fuels, NRA
Opinion: New devices can help monitor cruise ship air pollution

Opinion: New devices can help monitor cruise ship air pollution

Keep our summertime air clean.

  • Apr 19, 2019
Opinion: New devices can help monitor cruise ship air pollution
Opinion: Lawmaker silenced my public testimony. This is what I tried to say.

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: Lawmaker silenced my public testimony. This is what I tried to say.
Opinion: Alaska can join other states in passing reasonable gun laws

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

It doesn’t have to be like this.

  • Apr 18, 2019
Opinion: Alaska can join other states in passing reasonable gun laws
Opinion: Should we trust the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft?
Opinion: Should we trust the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft?
Opinion: New JACC building should be put to a vote

Opinion: New JACC building should be put to a vote

The people, not the Assembly, should vote.

  • Apr 16, 2019
Opinion: New JACC building should be put to a vote
Opinion: ‘Mother Jones In Heaven’ worth the watch

Opinion: ‘Mother Jones In Heaven’ worth the watch

It’s stirring, heartening and well produced

  • Apr 16, 2019
Opinion: ‘Mother Jones In Heaven’ worth the watch