Letters to the Editor

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Opinion: Be careful with campfires

The only safe fire to leave is one that is completely out and cold to the touch.

  • Aug 23, 2021
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Opinion: Masking and distancing are important —even for vaccinated people

Vaccinated and unvaccinated people should both be playing by the same rules.

  • Aug 20, 2021
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Opinion: Lessons not learned

As a Vietnam veteran, I am disgusted that history seems to repeat itself…

  • Aug 18, 2021
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Opinion: I applaud the school board’s decision

I am in strong support of the effort to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • Aug 12, 2021
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Opinion: Murkowski should oppose pro-union bill

I hope Senator Murkowski sees how the PRO Act is wrong for Alaska.

  • Aug 10, 2021
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Opinion: The fierce urgency of our agency

We must call our congressional delegates and implore they support HR. 2101 and S. 1167.

  • Aug 9, 2021
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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Why we need a logging-free Tongass

The highly subsidized logging industry has been valued over the natural world…

  • Aug 3, 2021
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

I appreciate Murkowski’s leadership on infrastructure

Thank you to Senator Murkowski. Her willingness to compromise will benefit true Alaskans if President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill passes. I hope her boldness will… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2021
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Opinion: City mask policy means we’ll vacation elsewhere

What was the point of getting vaccinated if we still need to be shamed into wearing masks?

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Opinion: Lawmakers must consider seniors during PFD deliberations

I hope they remember that 130,000 Alaskans are senior citizens.

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Opinion: Stone-Manning is right person to lead Bureau of Land Management

I urge Senator Murkowski to make a commitment to our future by confirming Tracy Stone-Stone-Manning.

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Opinion: We need more like Mike Gravel

If more of our politicians were like him, we’d be an extraordinarily better country.

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Based on the attendance of past festivals, organizers of the 11th Juneau Maritime Festival estimated in excess of 5,000 people showed up for the event celebrating Juneau’s maritime culture. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Festival shows what cruise-free Saturdays could be like

This is a great example of what could be if we had ship-free Saturdays…

  • Jun 22, 2021
Based on the attendance of past festivals, organizers of the 11th Juneau Maritime Festival estimated in excess of 5,000 people showed up for the event celebrating Juneau’s maritime culture. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Union-backed bill would hurt Alaska’s small, independent businesses

Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan should help protect Alaska’s small and independent businesses.

  • Jun 21, 2021
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Opinion: Anti-PFAS bills are important for future Alaskans’ health

The good news is the solution is at our finger tips.

  • Jun 15, 2021
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The Holland America Line Eurodam pulls into Juneau’s downtown harbor heading for the city-owned dock on Monday, May 6, 2019. The privately owned South Franklin Dock, foreground, is currently the only dock set up to provide electric power to a ship while at berth in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

However you feel about initiatives, dock electrification is a good thing

Together we can have a cleaner cruise industry in our Southeast ports.

  • Jun 7, 2021
The Holland America Line Eurodam pulls into Juneau’s downtown harbor heading for the city-owned dock on Monday, May 6, 2019. The privately owned South Franklin Dock, foreground, is currently the only dock set up to provide electric power to a ship while at berth in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

How do we behave when we’re tourists?

Regardless of our activities, we degrade some group’s idea of peace and quiet.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Opinion: Unemployment boost would have helped businesses

They would spend it at local businesses.

  • May 27, 2021
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