Letters to the Editor

Rebuttal: Ignell ignorant about realities of Juneau’s housing market

Rebuttal: Ignell ignorant about realities of Juneau’s housing market In the few years that I’ve been reading the writings of self-proclaimed forensic journalist David Ignell,… Continue reading

Opinion: Telephone Hill homes worth preserving

Telephone Hill homes worth preserving Juneau’s history is preserved and told in many ways. A piece of that history is embodied in the historic neighborhood… Continue reading

Opinion: Sackett ruling is a victory for Juneau and all of Alaska

I was thrilled to see the U.S. Supreme Court rule in favor of private property rights…

  • May 27, 2023
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Opinion: Improvements are needed in mental health care and oversight

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is presenting full-page updates touting the improvements in mental health care in the Anchorage Daily News. I would like… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2023
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: A ferry crossing is better than a bridge

Hello, l live at 5 Mile on North Douglas Highway with my family (children and grandchildren). We watch the planes and jets come in very… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2023
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We need cruise ship limits

One of my favorite Sunday hikes is up to the tram from Basin Road. I enjoy this year round and as the snow melts I… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2023
(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire

Opinion: More cruise ships are coming

Cruising has consequences; our community is the priority!

  • May 8, 2023
  • Sue Schrader
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire
(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I’m leaving town for the cruise season

I’ll be taking my money elsewhere for a while…

  • May 5, 2023
(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Recent decisions are beyond reason

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game closed the winter king salmon troll fishery in Northern Southeast Alaska inside waters on March 15 and to… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2023
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Bethany Marcum is unfit to serve on University of Alaska Board of Regents

“She cannot be trusted to make sound decisions to benefit the UA system”

  • Apr 29, 2023
(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)
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This is not a fairy tale

But it has a happy ending.

  • Apr 20, 2023
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Opinion: Can Juneau tolerate this much cruise traffic every summer?

I want to bring to light some facts for your reading public. April 17, 2023, the first cruise ship of the season arrives at 1:30… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2023
  • By Pat White
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Opinion: Lead levels in Hawk Inlet unsurprising

I have read with interest the recent articles on the Greens Creek Mine and the tidelands sampling in Hawk Inlet. Yes, the runoff from the… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2023
  • By Albert Shaw
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Opinion: An attack on our courts is an attack on our democracy

Our founding fathers set up our three branches of government to be independent of each other. Now some Republican members of Congress are attacking our… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2023
  • By Gary Miller
A king salmon reeled in near Lena Beach in Juneau makes its way toward a cooler on board a boat via a net.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Winter king salmon troll fishery remains important

When the Alaska Department of Fish & Game implemented the winter king salmon troll fishery years ago, it was to provide income in Southeast Alaska… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2023
A king salmon reeled in near Lena Beach in Juneau makes its way toward a cooler on board a boat via a net.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Restricting judges from upholding the Alaska Constitution

Before the Alaska Senate Judiciary and Health and Social Services committees is anti-abortion bill Senate Joint Resolution 2 sponsored by Sen. Shelly Hughes. This is… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2023
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Opinion: Message to banks: Cut it out or we’ll cut it up

If we follow the money we can see just how dependent Big Oil is on four of our biggest banks.

  • Mar 20, 2023
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(Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Recent compost letter was right on the money

The recent letter to the Juneau Empire editor from Frank Bergstrom calling for the city to expand the market for compost is right on target… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2023
(Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)
(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: City should expand the market for compost

What if there was a market for garbage?

  • Mar 6, 2023
  • Frank Bergstrom
(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)
A picture showing the Juneau road system ending at Cascade Point in Berners Bay in May 2006.  (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Cost effective for whom?

It is interesting that current and former employees of the Department of Transportation and Public facilities are promoting the idea of building a new ferry… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2023
A picture showing the Juneau road system ending at Cascade Point in Berners Bay in May 2006.  (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)