Letters to the Editor

The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New JACC will help Juneau jazz

We are looking forward to our continued mutual success in the new JACC.

  • Sep 22, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Support schools, not the new JACC

The children of Juneau deserve better.

  • Sep 22, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Keep the Tongass healthy and strong, don’t roll back the Roadless Rule

As Alaskans, we have a vision for the Tongass that’s based on a healthy forest and strong fisheries.

  • Sep 20, 2019
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Do you trust your Assembly?

I am voting against all three initiatives.

  • Sep 18, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: We don’t need a new and expensive performing arts center

Let’s be happy with the JACC we have.

  • Sep 18, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Don’t JACC up our taxes

Vote no on Prop 3.

  • Sep 17, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Eddie Money helped melt Alaska-Russia ‘Ice Curtain’

His little known role in helping Alaska and Soviet “citizen diplomats” end the Cold War.

  • Sep 17, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: It’s time to build a new JACC

The arts need a place to thrive.

  • Sep 10, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Permanent Fund Board shouldn’t divest from fossil fuels

It would hurt Alaska’s still-struggling economy.

  • Sep 9, 2019

Opinion: Alaska relies on open, free internet

But liberals in Congress want to stop our progress.

  • Sep 4, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Give Juneau the arts and culture center it deserves

Fifty years have passed since the old JACC was built.

  • Sep 4, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Mendenhall Glacier, seen here in May 2016. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Juneau should be proud of the city’s action on climate change

These projects are community supported and serve climate action and renewable energy goals.

  • Sep 3, 2019
The Mendenhall Glacier, seen here in May 2016. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Private funds will power the New JACC

Let’s do this!

  • Aug 27, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Be careful what Juneau builds next

Juneau shouldn’t waste money on the New JACC.

  • Aug 23, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Sam Post, left, and Lydia Steele ski back from a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Alaska is seeing the effects of climate change from the front lines

This is a global issue that requires cooperative effort on a global scale.

  • Aug 23, 2019
Sam Post, left, and Lydia Steele ski back from a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We deserve better

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, hear us loud and clear.

  • Aug 23, 2019
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Coeur’s ‘higher standard’

There is no responsible way to operate a sulfide mine in salmon habitat.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Opinion: Dunleavy vetoes: conspiracy, incompetence, or just don’t care?

Whether you lean toward conspiracy theories, or just see the Dunleavy administration as incompetent, the vetoes of Alaska’s weatherization and energy efficiency programs are shortsighted… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Opinion: Cutting Code Blue hurts small town Alaska

I am saddened for the Alaskans I serve.

  • Aug 13, 2019

Opinion: Stop encouraging violence via computer games

On Friday, I was sitting at the computers at the Douglas Library still shocked at the horrific events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio,… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019