Letters to the Editor

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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)
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Opinion: Equal rights can’t wait

It’s time for the Equal Rights Amendment to become law.

  • Feb 1, 2021
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Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Local government plays role in maintaining freedoms

Current events bring me back to Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S. post-9/11 response.

  • Jan 28, 2021
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Governing by executive order borders on autocracy

Apparently with just the stroke of a pen, President Biden can set laws for the country, raise taxes, put thousands of people out of work… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2021
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Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We should rethink before cruises restart

I do not have all the answers, and I do know that Juneau residents can be agents of change.

  • Jan 26, 2021
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Health of residents must factor into cruise decisions

Until every Juneauite who wants the vaccine is fully immunized, cruise ships shouldn’t be welcomed.

  • Jan 25, 2021
The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Fairness legislation sounds intriguing

Letter to the editor Fairness legislation sounds intriguing Deborah Craig’s Jan. 21 My Turn on the Fairness Doctrine suggests a potential solution-in-waiting to some media’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
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Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer / Homer News File)

Opinion: Young should have voted to impeach

Mr. Trump incited the riot where American terrorists broke into the Capitol building, did thousands of dollars in damage, brought guns, pipe bombs and ties,… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021
Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer / Homer News File)
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Opinion: Juneau is fortunate to have an Al-Anon community

Many of us have found peace and contentment through Al-Anon.

  • Jan 9, 2021
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Opinion: An echo chamber of lies

The reason Trump supporters believe the election was stolen is because of an echo chamber of lies.

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Opinion: History will be kind to Jimmy Carter

History Will Be Kind To Jimmy Carter

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Opinion: Some GOP members are trying to install a dictator

They should be tried as traitors.

  • Jan 4, 2021
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Opinion: I hope senators ccontinue work on clean energy

Trillion Trees Act and more.

  • Dec 28, 2020
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Opinion: McConnell is blocking much-needed aid

Is it no wonder why Americans are being benighted help during this pandemic?

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Opinion: Was the Texas-led lawsuit frivolous?

Is there a substantial body of evidence?

  • Dec 15, 2020
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Opinion: Bond idea seems a little backward

First pick a number, then go look for a set of projects that add up to that number?

  • Dec 15, 2020
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