Letters to the Editor

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

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
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