Letters to the Editor

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

Communities, businesses will suffer.

  • Apr 30, 2019

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

I support a red flag law in Alaska.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Stop using single-use plastics in Alaska

It’s harmful to people and the environment.

  • Apr 29, 2019

Opinion: Call the PFD what it is — a tax

Alaska needs to consider an income tax.

  • Apr 28, 2019

Opinion: Redefine the experience of visiting the Last Frontier

Visitors are intrigued by the nothingness, freedom of Alaska.

  • Apr 26, 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: 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

Keep big money out of politics.

  • Apr 22, 2019

Opinion: New devices can help monitor cruise ship air pollution

Keep our summertime air clean.

  • Apr 19, 2019

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: Alaska can join other states in passing reasonable gun laws

It doesn’t have to be like this.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Opinion: New JACC building should be put to a vote

The people, not the Assembly, should vote.

  • Apr 16, 2019

Opinion: ‘Mother Jones In Heaven’ worth the watch

It’s stirring, heartening and well produced

  • Apr 16, 2019

Opinion: Here’s why you should care about Alaska’s budget

Budget talks give us freedom to pursue a better life for all.

  • Apr 12, 2019

Opinion: Misleading statistics don’t help fix Alaska’s ferry system

It’s pointless to go down a “highway” of data juggling.

  • Apr 12, 2019

Opinion: Protect University of Alaska from budget cuts

University system is an investment in Alaska’s future.

  • Apr 12, 2019

Opinion: Vote for change in the Shee Atiká boardroom

The annual board election is in May.

  • Apr 11, 2019

Opinion: America needs a national health care system

We can’t let health care costs bankrupt us.

Opinion: Budget cuts are an assault on Alaska’s most vulnerable

Dunleavy must be governor for all Alaskans.

  • Apr 5, 2019