Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Murkowski’s op-ed about drug prices is just lip service

The bill does nothing for families.

  • Dec 29, 2019
Nick Yankee takes advantage of the remaining snow along Montana Creek Road to ski on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Support ski club’s efforts

Montana Creek is one of my favorite places in Juneau.

  • Dec 26, 2019
Nick Yankee takes advantage of the remaining snow along Montana Creek Road to ski on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The Christmas gift we all need

The gift I need, and can best offer others is acceptance.

  • Dec 23, 2019
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 should defend truth about election interference

He should defending this truth against Trump’s conspiracy theories when he is tried in the Senate.

  • Dec 13, 2019
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)
Spruce boughs hang near a pond in the Tongass National Forest on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Keep the Roadless rule in place

We truly live in a sportsman’s paradise.

  • Dec 12, 2019
Spruce boughs hang near a pond in the Tongass National Forest on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes the Eagle Glacier on its way south to Juneau. (Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The ferry, cruise ship connection

Letters to the editor.

  • Dec 5, 2019
The Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes the Eagle Glacier on its way south to Juneau. (Juneau Empire File)
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (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: Oil tax credits and budget cuts could swing coastal votes

“Houston, we’ve got a problem.” This famous distress call, issued 50 years ago this April, will likely be the message that is soon beamed to… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2019
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Eliminating Tongass Roadless Rule would benefit Southeast Alaska

The Roadless Rule application in the Tongass National Forest should be eliminated as articulated in Alternative Six in the draft environmental impact statement offering proposals… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: It’s high noon for the rule of law

This country is at a crossroads. The U.S. Congress and Southern District of New York have subpoenaed President Trump’s tax returns. President Trump has requested… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s M/V Kennicott pulls away from the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal in this August 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: More costs, fewer services contribute to ferry fleet’s fewer riders

Let’s just hope this catastrophe isn’t part of a diabolical plan designed to fail.

  • Nov 18, 2019
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s M/V Kennicott pulls away from the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal in this August 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: How we can encourage private enterprises to invest in downtown?

We have to wonder if Juneau can survive the fiscal challenges we face.

  • Nov 8, 2019

Opinion: Vote out Don Young

Young’s leadership never changes, but we can change out Young.

  • Nov 5, 2019

Opinion: Commissioner, Dunleavy administration committed to thriving Public Defender Agency

As the commissioner who oversees PDA, here’s the truth.

  • Nov 3, 2019
Therese Thibodeau, as Helen, left, Kristen Rankin, as Marge, center, and Patricia Hull, as Loretta, during a rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: ‘Blue Ticket’ is a must see

The play highlights oppressive history.

  • Oct 22, 2019
Therese Thibodeau, as Helen, left, Kristen Rankin, as Marge, center, and Patricia Hull, as Loretta, during a rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Investing in our children

What to do with your free money.

  • Oct 22, 2019

Opinion: Trump exposes own ‘fake faith’

Judge not, that you be not judged.

  • Oct 22, 2019

Opinion: More thoughts on socialism

Bill Brown’s considerations of socialism, published in the Empire’s opinion page Oct. 11, are articulately insightful. Adam Smith’s classic works on economics and capitalism became… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Opinion: We should not betray the Kurds

I have always been proud to be an American. The United States has long been a defender of freedom, and has kept its word with… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019
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