Letters to the Editor

Is Murkowski part of the climate problem?

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee and the most powerful person in the Senate to… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2016

Letter: Alaska first

Dear Gov. Bill Walker,The oil industry multinationals have been suckling the Alaska teat and filling their one percenters’ milk jugs for nearly a half a… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2016

Letter: Restrain fireworks in residential areas

Thank you to everyone who has been making an appeal for restraining fireworks in residential neighborhoods. Our neighborhood is subjected to a war-like barrage of… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2016

Letter: ESSA education regulation

The U.S. Department of Education has just released 192 pages of new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal regulations for schools. What is clear is… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2016

Letter: Remember how Muñoz votes come election day

This year, the state of Alaska will pay $775 million in tax credit cash payments to subsidize the oil industry and their capital investments. Forget… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2016

Letter: No backyard barrages

Discussions about fireworks noise in neighborhoods and parks often feature comments such as this: “This is a very heated topic between the people pro-fireworks and… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2016

Letter: Denali wolf decimation a travesty

On Tuesday in an Alaska Dispatch News article came the news that the last surviving wolf in the renowned Denali Park Toklat Wolf Pack is… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2016

Letter: Living a firearm fantasy

The issue of needless gun violence is endemic throughout our nation. Though Juneau, with its 30-mile berth, may not recognize the problem with such urgency,… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2016

Letter: Cruising through maritime regulations

Last Tuesday, what started out as a wonderful fishing trip in Gastineau Channel on flat, calm waters was rudely interrupted by a cruise ship with… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2016

Letter: In response to “The federal budget for all to see”

The editorial in the Sunday Empire titled “The federal budget for all to see” by Romina Boccia of the Heritage Foundation was lacking a lot… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2016

Letter: In memory of Diane Church

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Diane Church, a well beloved elder member of the Juneau community.In spite of great adversity and… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2016

Letter: Pass out the pink

Alaskan legislators have failed (again).When those of us working in the public and private sector do not do our jobs we face disciplinary action up… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2016

Letter: Wolf conservation is important for Alaska

I was pleased to read the May 19 My Turn in the Empire called “Demise of Denali’s East Fork Wolf Family a Loss to Science,… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2016

Letter: Private enterprise, not government, to blame for road project management

I read Randy Brown’s May 23 Letter to the Editor with interest as a resident of Douglas Island and one affected by the circus at… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2016

Letter: Department of Transportation isn’t keeping Alaska moving

I am a resident of this Great State, and put high faith and trust in our governmental organizations. They deliver great services at an unbeatable… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2016

Letter: Veterans honor flight

I recently returned from a veterans honor flight to Washington, D.C., the purpose being to see the war memorials and other important sights in D.C.… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2016

Letter: Time to respect Native sovereignty

It seems clearer than ever that the state of Alaska is structurally unsustainable and inequitable. Has the colonial venture failed? Now is past time for… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2016

Letter: One call away

It’s that time of year. The sun is coming out and the flowers are blooming. But most importantly, high school seniors are walking across the… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2016

Letter: HB 275’s amendment

This letter is not to embarrass our good Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, and his good work, but to avoid further mistakes in introducing legislative bills.… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2016

Letter: I’m sorry for what’s happened to the Juneau harbor

I’m so sorry for what the industry I’m a part of has done to your once beautiful harbor. Please accept my heartfelt apologies! I saw… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2016