Letters to the Editor

Letter: Alaska needs more treatment options

As reported in the Juneau Empire on June 23, 2015: “Alaska’s prison population grew by 27 percent between 2005 and 2014, the third-fastest rate in… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2016

Letter: Look for creative solutions

My opponent in the areawide Assembly race, Kate Troll, recently wrote a My Turn in which she described herself as a “social progressive” yet defended… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2016

Letter: The call of eagles

Have you ever listened to the conversation of a convocation of eagles? Their call is clear, concise and focused, unlike a party of Stellar’s jays’… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2016

Letter: Thanks to Northrim Bank employee for thwarting internet fraud

My husband and I are going to Boston this fall. Investigating short-term rentals in the area on Craigslist, we found many appealing and reasonably-priced apartments.… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2016

Letter: Should psychiatric institutes be privatized?

The Department of Health and Social Services in partnership with the Mental Health Trust Authority are studying the feasibility of privatizing the operations of state-run… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2016

League Points to Ponder: Photo ID not required to vote

Editor’s note: League Points to Ponder will be a regular segments by members of the Juneau League of Women Voters published in the Empire during… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2016

Letter: In response to ‘It takes a village to abuse a child’

The letters written by various community members in support of Thomas Jack Jr. and Mary Chessica Hauge shocked and dismayed me. The Juneau Empire Editorial… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2016

Letter: Back to school food

With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food.That’s right — school… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2016

Letter: Muñoz fails litmus test of character

I have worked with children for over 40 years as a teacher. Over the years I have had dozens of children in my classes who… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2016

Letter: Cathy Muñoz, she gives so much of herself

Many of you know of me and my family, especially my grandson, SSgt. Thomas McRae, who was wounded in Afghanistan. Tom lost both of this… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2016

Letter: In support of Rep. Munoz

I have never contacted any news media in support of an elected official before today. However, Paula Ann Solis’ article on Rep. Cathy Muñoz in… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2016

Letter: Auke Bay Harbor trees

The last Douglas Boat Harbor renewal project, when planned, had landscaping included. This still has not happened, along with the paved parking lot. It is… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2016

Letter: Ban fireworks in Juneau like Anchorage

The Assembly calls letting people shoot off fireworks from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 and from July 3 to July 5 from 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2016

Letter: Outraged by Munoz’s letters

I was outraged to learn that Rep. Cathy Munoz wrote letters of support for defendants in two child sex abuse cases, and she sent one… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2016

Letter: Sonia Sotomayor and Lisa Murkowski

In 2009, I had a front row seat when history was made with the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Women… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2016

Letter: Cathy Munoz ‘genuinely cares’ about people

As a friend and retired former staff member of Cathy Muñoz, I have personally watched her fight for the rights of countless victims and sought… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2016

Letter: Munoz: I’m driven by the ‘pursuit of fairness’

In my public and private life, the pursuit of fairness and justice drives my work. I have heard and seen many heartbreaking stories in our… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2016

Letter: The Eagle Tree at the new state museum

When people were discussing the move from the old to the new state museum, the nearly unanimous community sentiment in Juneau was to be sure… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2016

Letter: ‘Parking over housing’ headlines misleads

I’ve worked hard on the housing front and will continue to do so, and it is in this regard that I am writing to fill… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2016

Letter: Douglas-ite passes

I was stunned to read about a friend in the Aug. 11 obituary column, Grace Pusich Russo. Born in Douglas years ago but lived in… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2016