Letters to the Editor

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We should hope Senate supports the For the People Act

Alaskans have never been much for partisan labels.

  • Mar 24, 2021
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Alaway facility is a bad idea

“It’s not a good idea for CBJ to have permitted this.”

  • Mar 18, 2021
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Opinion: It is time to recognize the true heroes of the Republican Party

They can save the soul of the party from being lost to a band of fascists

  • Mar 16, 2021
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Opinion: It’s important to choose respect

It is more important than ever to reach out and check on your friends and neighbors.

  • Mar 15, 2021
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Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Delegation can lead fight to end Alzheimer’s by supporting critical funding

I encourage our congressional delegation to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research.

  • Mar 11, 2021
Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Gender bigotry shouldn’t hide behind the mask of ‘religious freedom’

“Equal rights for others does not mean less rights for you. It’s not pie.”

  • Mar 6, 2021
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Opinion: It’s time for the Jones Act to go

The Alaska Libertarian Party urges elected officials to work toward repealing the Jones Act.

  • Mar 2, 2021
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Opinion: I disagree with decision to go virtual

“Calling off names is one safe way, but it’s also easy. Getting my degree was not easy.”

  • Feb 23, 2021
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Norwegian Cruise Line’s property on Egan Drive was empty on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The company intends to build a dock and transform the property into a community asset and is seeking community input. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Let’s not fall for corporate greenwash

“Both NCLH’s and Keystone’s plans smack of irony and hypocrisy.”

  • Feb 23, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line’s property on Egan Drive was empty on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The company intends to build a dock and transform the property into a community asset and is seeking community input. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Have something to say?

Here’s how to add your voice to the conversation.

  • Feb 22, 2021
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Opinion: Proposed Medicare waiver doesn’t help rural communities

Are these changes offered most deplorable, yes.

  • Feb 19, 2021
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T.J. “Manner” Cramer received a COVID-19 vaccine at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Thank you for the well-run vaccine clinic

I am compelled to express my appreciation and gratitude…

  • Feb 19, 2021
T.J. “Manner” Cramer received a COVID-19 vaccine at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Well done, Alaska

Hats off to Alaska’s medical and emergency services professionals

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks during an interview at the Juneau Empire’s offices. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Is Lisa Murkowski really a role model?

A lawmaker voted to convict a private citizen of insurrection without a hearing or witnesses.

  • Feb 18, 2021
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks during an interview at the Juneau Empire’s offices. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Lisa Murkowski is a role model

Thank you Alaska!

  • Feb 15, 2021
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Opinion: Impeachment evidence paints damning picture

Senators who vote not to convict need to apologize to families of those who died at the Capitol.

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Lack of cruise ships relying on shore power from Alaska Electric Light and Power will not affect customers, said an AEL&P vice president on June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: How about blaming the cruise industry itself?

Don’t blame Canada, but don’t blame the U.S. either.

  • Feb 11, 2021
Lack of cruise ships relying on shore power from Alaska Electric Light and Power will not affect customers, said an AEL&P vice president on June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: How will we heat our homes?

Here is an article I would like to see addressed by the Juneau Empire: Have we put the cart before the horse in 2021? With… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2021
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An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Diminishing access to voting is wrong

Your intentions are clear, and ours will be felt by you at the polls.

  • Feb 6, 2021
An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)