Letters to the Editor

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

Opinion: Please vote in this election

Is Trump the model we want our children and grandchildren to follow?

  • Oct 15, 2020
This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Ballot Measure 1, which will raise taxes on certain North Slope oil fields, is on the ballot for Alaska’s general election in November. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Here’s why you should vote for Alaska’s fair share

Are you worried about decreases in your PFD?

  • Oct 14, 2020
Ballot Measure 1, which will raise taxes on certain North Slope oil fields, is on the ballot for Alaska’s general election in November. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A sign downtown encourages residents to wear a face covering while in public spaces. While some mitigation measures have relaxed, face coverings remain required when inside public spaces where social distancing is difficult. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Masks will have their day

Much like washing your hands.

  • Oct 13, 2020
A sign downtown encourages residents to wear a face covering while in public spaces. While some mitigation measures have relaxed, face coverings remain required when inside public spaces where social distancing is difficult. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This undated photo shows Dr. Al Gross. Gross has gained national attention as a strong contender to oust incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan in the 2020 Senate race. (Courtesy photo / Dr. Al Gross for U.S. Senate)

Opinion: I don’t believe Gross, I’m not voting for him either

Unsolicited emails, postcards, and robocalls from the Al Gross Senate campaign boggles the mind.

  • Oct 13, 2020
This undated photo shows Dr. Al Gross. Gross has gained national attention as a strong contender to oust incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan in the 2020 Senate race. (Courtesy photo / Dr. Al Gross for U.S. Senate)
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Opinion: The Senate must provide a check against failed leadership

Please vote to welcome Dr. Al Gross to the new Senate majority.

  • Oct 8, 2020
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Alaska needs clarity, accuracy from its intellectual leaders

Alaska needs intellectual leaders to provide their expertise in accurately assessing policy…

  • Oct 8, 2020
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Opinion: It’s clear which candidates have the backs of Alaska’s energy community

There’s a clear distinction between the major candidates for president, U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

  • Oct 7, 2020
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(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Vote for the fisherman

I plan to.

  • Oct 6, 2020
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: You be the judge of who should be our senator

You have a true Alaskan in Washington who has stood and delivered.

  • Oct 6, 2020
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Opinion: The mind turns to history amid recent events

So this is what it feels like to be ruled by a megalomaniacal king.””

  • Oct 5, 2020
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Opinion: How I’m voting and why

Yes, yes, independents and Joe.

  • Oct 5, 2020
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Opinion: We’re voting for Alaska’s fair share

Let’s show the oil companies that Alaskans can make informed decisions to keep Alaska’s Fair Share.

  • Oct 1, 2020
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Opinion: Stop cutting our Permanent Fund checks

Opinion: Stop cutting our Permanent Fund checks

Picture the oil companies with giant scissors cutting up our PFD checks. Now, picture that money going into the pockets of the companies’ rich investors… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2020
Opinion: Stop cutting our Permanent Fund checks
Opinion: The climate change excuse

Opinion: The climate change excuse

It is clear that Dan Sullivan is the clear choice Nov. 3.

  • Sep 30, 2020
Opinion: The climate change excuse
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Sullivan needs to be shown the door

What does Sullivan’s record show?

  • Sep 28, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Dr. Al Gross in an undated photo provided by the campaign. Gross has gained national attention as a strong contender to oust incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan in the 2020 Senate race. (Courtesy photo | Dr. Al Gross for U.S. Senate)

Opinion: I’m voting for Al Gross, here’s why you should, too

The people of Alaska need a senator who represents the values of Alaskans.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Dr. Al Gross in an undated photo provided by the campaign. Gross has gained national attention as a strong contender to oust incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan in the 2020 Senate race. (Courtesy photo | Dr. Al Gross for U.S. Senate)
Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are thieves that rob family members of their cherished memories.

  • Sep 25, 2020
Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Is Sullivan a man of principle or a Trump Puppet?

If he decides to treat 2020 voters differently than 2016 voters he does not deserve to be reelected.

  • Sep 22, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: This year has a silver lining

Opinion: This year has a silver lining

I’m more aware of the freedom we have to walk up mountains, stroll through woods and enjoy beaches.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Opinion: This year has a silver lining
Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice

Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice

It’s sad the Alaska Supreme Court preferred saving money on reprinting ballots over saving democracy.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice