Letters to the Editor

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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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Opinion: We need to pick up trash around Juneau.

Do you love our planet?

  • Dec 9, 2020
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Copies of the U.S. Constitution as well as “I voted” stickers are available to voters during the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer announced the state’s August 2020 primary would be conducted in the traditional manner and pointed to the state’s already available alternative voting options in response to COVID-19 health concerns. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Data breach should mean consequences

This administration needs to show some leadership, for once.

  • Dec 6, 2020
Copies of the U.S. Constitution as well as “I voted” stickers are available to voters during the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer announced the state’s August 2020 primary would be conducted in the traditional manner and pointed to the state’s already available alternative voting options in response to COVID-19 health concerns. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor’s center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: We can take steps toward reopening the visitor industry responsibly

The virus is taking a toll on our economy, so we’re setting our sights on the 2021 season and beyond.

  • Dec 1, 2020
A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor’s center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I’m thankful for election officials and USPS employees

If the current or future president can’t or won’t say thanks, then you and I should.

  • Nov 25, 2020
This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)