Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Pandemic exposes failure of the unemployment insurance system

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed yet another failure of government, namely the unemployment insurance system. The basic rationale of the unemployment insurance program is that… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2020
Then-Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Opinion: We need Bernie more than ever

This is the moment for the virtuously true.

  • Apr 21, 2020
Then-Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Opinion: Pay attention to your liberties during crisis

Keep tabs on your civil rights, everyone, and stay free.

  • Apr 13, 2020

Opinion: Be careful where you get your COVID-19 information

Be aware that there is a lot of information out there that may our may not be true.

  • Apr 10, 2020

Opinion: We should appreciate our public health workers

“Thank you to our public health professionals working day and night to keep us safe.”

  • Apr 8, 2020

Opinion: It’s important to remember the Endangered Species Act

With all the Congressional drama happening in Washington, D.C., I don’t want to forget about one of our most fundamental environmental laws: the Endangered Species… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2020
Jay and Bella Hammond and another, unidentified, person are interviewed on the dock at Juneau’s Harris Harbor. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives, Alaska Office of the Governor Photograph Collection, 1959 to present. ASL-PCA-213)

Opinion: Late former first lady of Alaska was a pioneer in ending the Cold War

“Like many Alaskans, I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of former First Lady Bella Hammond.”

  • Apr 2, 2020
Jay and Bella Hammond and another, unidentified, person are interviewed on the dock at Juneau’s Harris Harbor. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives, Alaska Office of the Governor Photograph Collection, 1959 to present. ASL-PCA-213)

Opinion: Let’s find ways to help our community

It’s a no-brainer.

  • Mar 30, 2020

Opinion: Shut down the airport, or quarantine anyone who flies into Juneau

I read with great interest the article on KTOO’s website titled Physicians Object to Juneau’s Coronavirus Quarantine Exemptions. What’s terribly interesting is Coeur Alaska, the… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2020

Opinion: We should help provide for those at-risk of coronavirus

The data that we have on the novel coronavirus has shown that the virus is particularly dangerous for the elderly. At the same time, those… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2020
No cruises are expected until July at the earliest. That means these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer than usual, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: This is the new reality

Juneau will have to begin making decisions about carrying on with significantly less revenue.

  • Mar 23, 2020
No cruises are expected until July at the earliest. That means these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer than usual, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Start drive-thru testing now

There should be no hold up or any political bantering on the COVID-19 drive-thru testing.

  • Mar 21, 2020
Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo)

Opinion: The Assembly needs to ask tougher questions

Monday night’s — March 9 — Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting was more like a slow-pitch game at Sandy Beach than a probing investigation… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2020
Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo)

Opinion: Nobody wants to have an abortion

If you care about preventing abortions, consider legislation for free vasectomies.

  • Mar 10, 2020

Opinion: A road between road Haines and Skagway could be good

There are several advantages of this road.

  • Mar 9, 2020

Opinion: This cruise ship should be subjected to a federal inspection

I read the article by Mr. Fargnoli, and I agree with him that the residents of Juneau should not be placed in a high-risk situation.… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2020

Opinion: Keep jet skis out of Kachemak Bay

By repealing the jet ski ban, Dunleavy is playing into the hands of special interest groups.

  • Mar 6, 2020

Opinion: I’m speaking up for transportation

A letter to the editor in the form of a poem.

  • Mar 3, 2020

Opinion: I hope our elected leaders hear climate change concerns

I’ve just attended Juneau’s Innovation Summit. It just might have restored my hope for the future. One of this year’s Summit topics was “Business in… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2020
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