Letters to the Editor

Opinion: A rough-cut toilet tissue

It seems Proctor & Gamble is opting to soften their Charmin toilet paper, or have their paper towel Bounty, absorb your spilled mishaps, through rough-cutting… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2022
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Opinion: Discussion of public process seems hypocritical

“Don’t JACC up my taxes.”

  • Mar 9, 2022
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(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Lawmakers have chance to make good choice for psychiatric care

State has a 60-year history of making bad choices in care for disabled psychiatric patient.

  • Mar 9, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Decision means Juneau’s long history of mining continues

Together we can work to build a better future for Alaska.

  • Mar 1, 2022
(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

CBJ Assembly must focus on affordable housing

It hurts so much every time my peers leave because they can’t afford to live here.

  • Feb 25, 2022
(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Pro-democracy bill must be passed —and soon

“The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act is a comprehensive pro-democracy bill…”

  • Feb 24, 2022
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: House bill would help protect state from invasive species

Just in time for Invasive Species Awarenes Week.

  • Feb 22, 2022
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This screenshot of an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map of PFAS sites in Alaska shows that contamination from so-called "forever chemicals" is observable throughout the state. (Screenshot / Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)

Opinion: Policymakers should do research, take thoughtful approach to PFAS regulation

Regarding the recent My Turn urging the Legislature to swiftly regulate the use of PFAS compounds in the state, we urge policymakers to first consider… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2022
This screenshot of an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map of PFAS sites in Alaska shows that contamination from so-called "forever chemicals" is observable throughout the state. (Screenshot / Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
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Opinion: GOP stance on 1/6 is un-American

The Republican Party now calls the Jan.6 insurrection ““legitimate political discourse.”

  • Feb 8, 2022
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Opinion: Build Back Better offers historic opportunity

Let us not let this opportunity slip away by refusing to seize this epochal moment.

  • Feb 8, 2022
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Opinion: Here’s why I support the secure firearm storage bill

It’s about making sure kids and volatile adults don’t get ahold of loaded firearms.

  • Feb 8, 2022
This image available under a Creative Commons license shows a handgun locked with a cable gun lock.
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Opinion: Rep Eastman’s commitment to the Constitution

I keep reading about Rep. David Eastman having joined the Oath Keepers 18 years ago but have not read anything about his condemning the participants… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2022
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This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol in January 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Public servants in leadership roles should be based in the capital city

Where they live is crucial to the success of their work.

  • Jan 26, 2022
  • By Bridget Smith
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol in January 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
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Opinion: Alaska needs to thank its lucky stars that Biden is president

As oil prices rise, Alaska is going to get a billion-plus extra state revenue.

  • Jan 24, 2022
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The U.S. Flag and Alaska state flag fly on the roof of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Rep. Vance’s bill is anti-fishermen

House Bill 52 burdens 98.5% of Cook Inlet fishermen.

  • Jan 18, 2022
The U.S. Flag and Alaska state flag fly on the roof of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Why weren’t past vaccine mandates an issue?

Can Dunleavy be held liable for COVID illnesses or deaths of Alaska’s National Guard members?

  • Jan 7, 2022
(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Allocation of federal repair services seems inequitable

I was interested to see that the flight cancellations in Yakutat made the newspaper headlines on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Alaska Airlines had to cancel several… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2021
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Opinion: Blame bandwagon makes little sense

This letter is based on my experience with the fluctuation of salmon prices, simple economics and upside down politics! In the past year or so… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Opinion: Congress works for pharmaceutical companies, not us

Candidates for Congress make all kinds of promises for about what they will do for us if we elect them. Congress passed laws prohibiting less-costly… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2021
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Opinion: Veterinarian article was disappointing

I was disappointed when I read the front page article regarding the veterinarian shortage,

  • Dec 7, 2021
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