Letters to the Editor

Students hold signs during a climate change rally at the Alaska State Capitol, Friday, May 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: In defense of the JDHS climate activists

The JDHS students demanded leadership on climate change from our state government.

  • Jun 6, 2019
Students hold signs during a climate change rally at the Alaska State Capitol, Friday, May 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Casey Harris, co-owner of Game On, explains how to play a game during the first Trans Gaming Night at Game On, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Opinion: Let’s keep playing

Recently, I learned that Juneau is on the verge of losing one of its good business neighbors, Game On. Game On, an award winning video… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019
Casey Harris, co-owner of Game On, explains how to play a game during the first Trans Gaming Night at Game On, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29 in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo | Carolyn Kaster)

Opinion: Silence by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation on Mueller Report is noted

Alaskans who have examined the Mueller Report feel that an inquiry into impeachment of President Donald Trump is in order. He is doing untold damage… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29 in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo | Carolyn Kaster)

Opinion: Why I recently became a ‘PFASist’

I recently became a “PFASist” — someone alarmed about the growing crisis over the manufacture and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS). These man-made chemicals… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Opinion: Can you punish people out of addiction?

People are understandably sick and tired of being victimized by addicts who stop at nothing for their next high. Drug addiction and rampant crime are… Continue reading

Opinion: Don’t use students as political pawns

Fund education now.

  • May 27, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the day after the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. (J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press)

Opinion: So much for oath of office and democracy

What I see is legislators ignoring their oath.

  • May 14, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the day after the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. (J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press)

Opinion: Applause for Rep. Young for protecting iconic American horses

We appreciate Young’s bipartisan effort.

  • May 14, 2019

Opinion: Cutting government services will hurt Alaska’s quality of life

Are the budget reductions worth it?

  • May 13, 2019

Opinion: Stopping ferry service would be ‘destructive’ to Angoon, Southeast

AMHS provides much-needed transportation.

  • May 13, 2019

Opinion: Funding is vital to protecting, improving health of Alaskans

Budget cuts have diminished essential services.

  • May 10, 2019

Opinion: Consider the Walmart building for the new City Hall

City constraining itself on new location.

  • May 9, 2019

Opinion: Stop advertising e-cigarettes

Product is responsible for ‘dangerous epidemic.’

  • May 6, 2019

Opinion: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

A lot of excuses for Alaska’s budget cuts.

  • May 1, 2019

Opinion: Concern about gun safety is not anti-gun

Preserving lives and rights is a worthy goal.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Getting rid of ferry system will hurt Alaska’s economy

Communities, businesses will suffer.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: We can find a sensible, enforceable solution to gun violence

I support a red flag law in Alaska.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Stop using single-use plastics in Alaska

It’s harmful to people and the environment.

  • Apr 29, 2019

Opinion: Call the PFD what it is — a tax

Alaska needs to consider an income tax.

  • Apr 28, 2019

Opinion: Redefine the experience of visiting the Last Frontier

Visitors are intrigued by the nothingness, freedom of Alaska.

  • Apr 26, 2019
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