Letters to the Editor

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Opinion: Ending unemployment boost is punitive, shortsighted

The way to help people is to support them.

  • May 24, 2021
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A Trails Build Alaska rally demonstration was held in Juneau on Wednesday, May 19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Experience is why I support Trails Build Alaska

There are many people still in need of work and our land needs attention now more than ever.

  • May 20, 2021
A Trails Build Alaska rally demonstration was held in Juneau on Wednesday, May 19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A health care worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Getting vaccinated is the right choice

The vaccine question depends on whether you consider public health or individual health.

  • May 20, 2021
A health care worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Carter-Biden cartoon was off the mark

However historians describe Presidents Carter and Biden, the term “nincompoop” is unlikely to appear.

  • May 19, 2021
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Opinion: Our democracy depends on being informed

Misinformation, lying politicians and ignorance is a threat to our democracy.

  • May 19, 2021
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A family bound by ink

We knew every edition’s bed time by osmosis.

  • May 7, 2021
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Tourists view Juneau’s downtown harbor in August 2015. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Let’s put a cap on cruise tourism

Let’s put a cap on it!

  • May 5, 2021
Tourists view Juneau’s downtown harbor in August 2015. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We need a House Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity

Our state needs a new dialogue for finding modern solutions.

  • Apr 28, 2021
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Cruise control initiative is pro-tourist

Uncontrolled numbers of ships and visitors dilute the experience.

  • Apr 26, 2021
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Herring eggs coat seaweed after a spawn this May in front of the Blue Mussel Cabin in Berners Bay. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: It’s important to protect herring. Here’s why.

Fourth graders from Hoonah write letters urging herring protection.

  • Apr 21, 2021
Herring eggs coat seaweed after a spawn this May in front of the Blue Mussel Cabin in Berners Bay. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: It’s time Juneau residents have our say on cruise ships

Activists are seeking a balance between our quality of life and a better experience for visitors.

  • Apr 15, 2021
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
This November 2020 photo shows a gun lock. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
This November 2020 photo shows a gun lock. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
This November 2020 photo shows a gunlock. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I’m not urging gun control. I’m urging gun safety

Are our representatives are too deep in the pockets of the National Rifle Association?

  • Apr 1, 2021
This November 2020 photo shows a gunlock. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Sinking the Malaspina is a good idea

The fist positive idea I have seen from this administration.

  • Mar 30, 2021
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The MV Columbia sails through Lynn Canal on Monday, April 29, 2019. (Alex McCarthy / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: State must take action in light of Canada’s restrictions

A ferry should run from Bellingham to Seward and another ship to Southeast Alaska.

  • Mar 27, 2021
The MV Columbia sails through Lynn Canal on Monday, April 29, 2019. (Alex McCarthy / Juneau Empire File)
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We should hope Senate supports the For the People Act

Alaskans have never been much for partisan labels.

  • Mar 24, 2021
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Alaway facility is a bad idea

“It’s not a good idea for CBJ to have permitted this.”

  • Mar 18, 2021
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Opinion: It is time to recognize the true heroes of the Republican Party

They can save the soul of the party from being lost to a band of fascists

  • Mar 16, 2021
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