Letters to the Editor

Letter: Murkowski leads on energy innovation

“Is Murkowski part of the climate problem?” (June 13) just doesn’t have all the facts on U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s record of protecting Alaskans and… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2016

Letter: Why Pride Month is still important

Pride has been mistaken by a lot of people. Pride is not about forcing people into two groups: gay and straight. It’s about celebrating people… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2016

Letter: LGBTQ people should be protected by law

My name is JoLynn Shriber. I am 43 years young. I have been a resident of Juneau for four years but I am originally from… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2016

Letter: Alaska’s mental health care system is chaotic

It is impossible to miss the plight of the mentally ill on the streets. The greatest trick providers of mental health services ever pulled was… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2016

Letter: Coming to Alaska as an exchange student

I’m a 16-year-old exchange student from Cairo, Egypt, who just completed a year studying at Juneau-Douglas High School. I had so many good teachers, coaches… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2016

Letter: On HB 247

The Juneau Empire and one Letter to the Editor were very critical of the House Bill 247 conference committee compromise enacted last week. As a… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2016

Letter: Two men kissing

Many years ago I was walking out of Nugget Mall when a car pulled up, and the driver dropped off his passenger. Before the passenger… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2016

Letter: Concerns with Sealaska’s operating performance

I am a Sealaska Corporation shareholder. I graduated from Ketchikan High School. I have a bachelor of arts in business finance and a Master of… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2016

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