Letters to the Editor

Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this March 26 photo, protesters unfurl a banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage. (Bill Roth | Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Letters to the editor

Benefiting from Corona virus and ‘Stand Tall’ is stooping low.

  • Feb 20, 2020
In this March 26 photo, protesters unfurl a banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage. (Bill Roth | Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)

Opinion: Stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

Letters to the editor.

  • Feb 14, 2020
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)

Opinion: Our senators should stand up for us

Letters to the Editor.

  • Feb 14, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Stop electing Republicans to save the ferries

The attack on our ferry system seems to be following the decades-old Republican playbook.

  • Feb 13, 2020
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The stern of the MV Matanuska on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Common sense on ferries must prevail

Cut off from Seattle and each other.

  • Feb 9, 2020
The stern of the MV Matanuska on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Volunteer awards shine light on unsung Alaskans

Nominations are now open for the 2020 First Lady’s Volunteer Award.

  • Feb 4, 2020
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, gestures as she leaves the Senate chamber after the vote on witnesses during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol Friday, Jan. 31 in Washington. The Senate rejected the idea of summoning witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring his acquittal. (AP Photo | Steve Helber)

Opinion: A failure of conscience and courage

The blame rests squarely on her shoulders.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, gestures as she leaves the Senate chamber after the vote on witnesses during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol Friday, Jan. 31 in Washington. The Senate rejected the idea of summoning witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring his acquittal. (AP Photo | Steve Helber)
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship is the first of the season.

Opinion: What are the ‘facts’ about tourism?

The tourism situation need be examined from all angles.

  • Jan 29, 2020
The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship is the first of the season.

Opinion: Empire diminished without photographer position; register to vote

Letters to the editor for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

  • Jan 23, 2020
Mary Kailukiak fishes for tomcod and smoalt on the Bering Sea Saturday, Jan. 18 near Toksook Bay. The first Americans to be counted in the 2020 Census starting today live in this Bering Sea coastal village. The Census traditionally begins earlier in Alaska than the rest of the nation because frozen ground allows easier access for Census workers, and rural Alaska will scatter with the spring thaw to traditional hunting and fishing grounds. (AP Photo | Gregory Bull)
Mary Kailukiak fishes for tomcod and smoalt on the Bering Sea Saturday, Jan. 18 near Toksook Bay. The first Americans to be counted in the 2020 Census starting today live in this Bering Sea coastal village. The Census traditionally begins earlier in Alaska than the rest of the nation because frozen ground allows easier access for Census workers, and rural Alaska will scatter with the spring thaw to traditional hunting and fishing grounds. (AP Photo | Gregory Bull)
Visitors line up to view Juneau’s downtown harbor in August 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Do you restrict your activities when traveling?

It is true isn’t it that those who want to restrict days, time, and hours of tourist activities in Juneau intend to restrict their days… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020
Visitors line up to view Juneau’s downtown harbor in August 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Empire photographer, sports reporter will be missed

I was sad to read that both Michael Penn and Nolin Ainsworth are no longer part of the Empire.

  • Jan 15, 2020
Evan Vucci / Associated Press
                                President Donald Trump speaks Jan. 9 at the White House about proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act.
Evan Vucci / Associated Press
                                President Donald Trump speaks Jan. 9 at the White House about proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act.
President Donald Trump speaks during an “Evangelicals for Trump Coalition Launch” at King Jesus International Ministry, Friday, Jan. 3 in Miami. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during an “Evangelicals for Trump Coalition Launch” at King Jesus International Ministry, Friday, Jan. 3 in Miami. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)

Opinion: Stop overbreeding pit bulls

Forty percent of euthanized dogs are pit bulls.

  • Jan 2, 2020
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