Letters to the Editor

The Postal Service needs to level with us

The Postal Service needs to level with us

I ask you all to make your voices heard.

  • Aug 27, 2020
The Postal Service needs to level with us
This July 2019 photo shows South Franklin Street. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: People should still support South Franklin businesses

I would like to urge people not to forget lower South Franklin when they want to support local businesses. My neighborhood may look deserted without… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2020
This July 2019 photo shows South Franklin Street. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: I’m encouraged by congressional candidates
Opinion: I’m encouraged by congressional candidates

Opinion: What has and hasn’t changed since 1970

Some things in life just don’t change.

  • Aug 18, 2020
Unloaded firearms should be stored in a lockable gun cabinet, safe or locked vault. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dow)

Opinion: Unintentional gun deaths and injuries are preventable

Kids’ curiosity is wonderful, until you are trying to hide something from them…

  • Aug 18, 2020
Unloaded firearms should be stored in a lockable gun cabinet, safe or locked vault. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dow)
Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking to unseat Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, meets with Juneauites at the Almalga Distillery on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We’re glad Galvin is running to represent Alaska

We are exceptionally pleased that Alyse Galvin has thrown her hat into Alaska’s Congressional race.

  • Aug 12, 2020
Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking to unseat Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, meets with Juneauites at the Almalga Distillery on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: I will be voting against Republican inaction

Opinion: I will be voting against Republican inaction

I will be voting against Republican inaction I’m going to vote against Senator Sullivan in November. It’s going to be a huge personal tragedy for… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2020
Opinion: I will be voting against Republican inaction
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Our elected officials should support the Vote Safe Act

It is the only American thing to do.

  • Jul 30, 2020
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Young and old should stay home and vote

I will be voting from college 3,000 miles away from home.

  • Jul 29, 2020
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Opinion: A not-so green deal

Opinion: A not-so green deal

Proctor and Gamble’s paper product marketing campaign epitomizes the delusional dialectic that is co-opting democracy with its misinformation and brainwashing those less informed with populist… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Opinion: A not-so green deal
Opinion: I hope Alaskans will join me in opposing Proposition 2

Opinion: I hope Alaskans will join me in opposing Proposition 2

I’m tired of outside, dark money groups and individual rich outsiders trying to manipulate Alaskans.

Opinion: I hope Alaskans will join me in opposing Proposition 2
The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: A question about diversity

How much emphasis does troopers’ advertising place on recruiting women and racial minorities?

  • Jul 22, 2020
The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Now is the time to remembers oaths

Opinion: Now is the time to remembers oaths

If not now, when?

  • Jul 21, 2020
Opinion: Now is the time to remembers oaths

Opinion: Explaining the concept of white privilege

It doesn’t mean your life can’t be hard.

  • Jul 20, 2020
Opinion: Here’s why I’m voting for the oil tax referendum

Opinion: Here’s why I’m voting for the oil tax referendum

I hope everyone votes yes on Proposition 1.

  • Jul 13, 2020
Opinion: Here’s why I’m voting for the oil tax referendum
Opinion: I agree, Sullivan needs to speak up

Opinion: I agree, Sullivan needs to speak up

My compliments on the July 5 opinion piece by Rich Moniak in the Empire. [Opinion: Fear of the president’s immature tweets] I appreciate the distinction… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2020
Opinion: I agree, Sullivan needs to speak up
Opinion: U.S. should end economic sanctions

Opinion: U.S. should end economic sanctions

If there were one action by which the U.S. could easily stimulate the economy, slow the spread of the coronavirus, strengthen our national security and… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2020
Opinion: U.S. should end economic sanctions
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Moving Seward could make room for other statues

Moving the statue to a less dominant position would allow for the addition of others.

  • Jun 30, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Forward progress is a slow process

Opinion: Forward progress is a slow process

Think of Chief Seattle and Rodney King.

  • Jun 29, 2020
Opinion: Forward progress is a slow process
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. A petition has been circulating online calling for the statue’s removal, citing Seward’s relationship with Alaska Natives. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Save Seward

We should be proud of Seward as an abolitionist.

  • Jun 28, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. A petition has been circulating online calling for the statue’s removal, citing Seward’s relationship with Alaska Natives. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)