Letters to the Editor

Letter: New Year’s resolutions

In the coming new year, I’d like to humbly suggest that our elected officials resolve to work together and solve Alaska’s fiscal crisis. As a… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2017

Letter: Collective voice needed

When Bill Walker first ran for governor in 2010, I asked him why.He said he was tired of politicians talking about the gas pipeline and… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2017

Letter: Common sense leadership on ‘Road’

Dear Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott,Last week, you lifted a great weight from my shoulders when you selected the no-build alternative for… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2017

Letter: Not Walker’s fault

Win Gruening’s editorial in the Dec. 18 Juneau Empire was more about trying to smear Gov. Bill Walker than building the road. He wrote about… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2017

Letter: $1M ‘gift’ to UA but not $50K for school children?

I am sure this will be but one of many comments you will get regarding the $1 million donation/gift/whatever you want to call it that… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2017

Letter: Climate change and the incoming administration

I confess; I am terrified. Why? Because our next government is calling to “unleash the power of our energy resources” and “repeal job-killing environmental regulations.”Yet… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2017

Letter: In support of UAS School of Education

I write to express my appreciation for the leadership of Mayor Koelsch, the Assembly and City Manager Rorie Watt in their support of Univerity of… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2017

Letter: No road to Juneau means more ferries for Southeast

The governor’s budget proposal for next year contains numerous cuts, including a pay cut for the governor himself. The same day his budget was released,… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2016

Letter: How to survive the Fred Meyer intersection

I am a survivor! Today I actually had to turn into Fred Meyer from Egan three different times! I know it’s a miracle I am… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2016

Letter: Ships that pass in the night

Many years ago, a Yup’ik friend, the mayor of Chevak, told me of having shot repeatedly at a seal, which remained unharmed. Then he looked… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2016

Letter: Offshore lease cancellation a blow to Arctic communities

The announcement from the Obama administration cancelling Arctic offshore lease sales in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas is a major blow to Arctic communities and… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2016

Letter: Thanks for Veterans Day card

At the Veterans Day program in Centennial Hall Nov. 11, I was handed a card by a young lady, Madelyn Boman. It is a “thank… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2016

Letter: Donald Trump’s victory

The Donald Trump victory proves positively that the USA is not a God-fearing nation. God admonishes his followers to love one and all. Trump’s message… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2016

Letter: Clean water equals life

Clean, fresh, life-giving water is the essence of all ... and especially all terrestrials able to perceive the “gift” of our existence! If we mindlessly… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Letter: Framers wise to have Electoral College

Every time a presidential election results in more popular votes for the losing candidate there is an outcry for a constitutional change in the electoral… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2016

Letter: Trump protests

Some people have criticized the thousands of people protesting the election of Donald Trump. He won, they say. Get over it. Those of us who… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2016

Letter: I call on our representatives to lead

Dear U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and U.S. Rep. Don Young,I’ll get right to the point. Data indicates the angry, uneducated and socially… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2016

Letter: Juneau Empire should write its own editorials

I was disappointed to see that William Morris, the CEO of Morris Communications, which ownsthe Juneau Empire, chose to interject the Morris corporation’s presidential preference… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2016

Letter: I stand with Dr. Stein and Justin Parish

I come from an unusual nest to cast my support for democrat Justin Parish: I am a Green, and I have already cast my vote… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2016

Letter: Muñoz not like others in House majority

I normally do not get too involved in political races but due to the totally unjustified inferences and accusations of her opponent, I am compelled… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2016