Letters to the Editor

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

Opinion: Second-class citizens

On closure of the Steep Creek trail out at the Mendenhall Glacier.

  • Aug 6, 2019

Opinion: Stranded in Ketchikan

I was one of the passengers stranded in Ketchikan by the strike. We were given no information or help by Alaska Department of Transportation. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019

Opinion: Medicare turns 45! Here’s what it means for the presidential cycle upon us

The mark of a civilized society is the dignity with which we treat all people.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Opinion: People for the PFD

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend belongs to the people of Alaska, not the government.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Opinion: On the passage of SB 2002

Congratulations to the pro-democracy Alaska Legislators in the House and Senate on the passage, finally, of Senate Bill 2002. This is a small but necessary… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Opinion: In support of HB 2001

The world in general is aging but Alaska is on the leading edge of the trend. Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the state… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2019

Opinion: New JACC is a great deal for Juneau

A recent letter opposed any city support for the New JACC. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion; but no one is entitled to… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2019

JAR: Keeping animals safe and healthy

I am writing in response to a recent Letter to the Editor making untrue claims about Juneau Animal Rescue’s response to a recent influx of… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Do we need the New JACC or not?

The building should not even be on the radar.

  • Jul 17, 2019
The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Start a Juneau Jökulhlaup Classic

Model it after the Nenana Ice Classic.

  • Jul 17, 2019
Hundreds attend a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Hundreds attend a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Killing cats at shelter due to overcrowding is murder

I’m appalled at the lack of sensitivity about this subject.

  • Jul 16, 2019

Opinion: Southeast Alaska being exploited by cruise ships

We need to set a limit on the number and size of ships.

  • Jul 16, 2019

Opinion: Governor is blocking Alaska’s potential

The university has the potential to bring in outside talent and income.

  • Jul 14, 2019

Opinion: Permanent Fund Dividend isn’t state money

Let us hope that the Legislature chooses the course of protecting our dividend.

  • Jul 9, 2019

Opinion: Put July 3rd fireworks use up for a vote

It’s just so bothersome.

  • Jul 9, 2019
Hundreds attend a rally in front of the Capitol calling for for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Veto Dunleavy

Our present governor and is sadly lacking in understanding or compassion of either group.

  • Jul 9, 2019
Hundreds attend a rally in front of the Capitol calling for for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Taking the emotion out of the PFD debate

Look at the facts.

  • Jun 20, 2019
In this June 1, 2019, photo, provided by New Mexico State University professor Neal Rosendorf, migrants are seen through fencing inside a temporary outdoor encampment where they’re waiting to be processed in El Paso, Texas. Rosendorf said it resembled a “human dog pound.” (Neal Rosendorf via AP)

Opinion: End the abuse at Mexico border now

We have a humanitarian crisis on our border with Mexico.

  • Jun 18, 2019
In this June 1, 2019, photo, provided by New Mexico State University professor Neal Rosendorf, migrants are seen through fencing inside a temporary outdoor encampment where they’re waiting to be processed in El Paso, Texas. Rosendorf said it resembled a “human dog pound.” (Neal Rosendorf via AP)