Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: End game

The state of Alaska faces a financial crisis of immense proportions. Gov. Bill Walker and legislators have a plan and sponsored it with certain legislative… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2016

Letter: Vindiction

Why is it that my Legislature, in the midst of our state’s financial straits, continues insisting on enactment of spurious, with often inflationary operating costs… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2016

Letter: In response to Gruening

Columnist Win Gruening quotes P.J. O’Rourke, in his latest article, “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2016

Letter: Swan song

Often have I sat in the audience and enjoyed the chorus’s singing with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra. The most recent concert was reviewed by Tierra… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2016

Letter: Just looking out for mom

As the son of a Juneau senior citizen who is in her late 70s, I would like to point out some recent events that have… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2016

Letter: Marijuana consumption in stores

I’m dismayed the Marijuana Control Board is considering not one, but several proposals by marijuana lobbyists to allow consumption in retail marijuana stores. (Juneau Empire,… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2016

Letter: HB 156

As a classroom teacher in public schools, I’m concerned about the rights of my students’ parents. I am fortunate to work at two schools with… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2016

Letter: Concerned about HB 156

The League of Women Voters of Alaska is concerned about current requirements in education bill HB 156 regarding the important topic of sex education.As a… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2016

Letter: End of a tradition

Our oldest daughter, Haley, was born Feb. 17, 1996, making my lovely wife, Valerie, of course, a mom. Every year from 1996 through 2015 (including… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2016

Letter: Cartoon is transphobic

I was outraged to see the anti-transgender cartoon in Sunday’s “Opinion” section of the Juneau Empire. The cartoon depicts a beastly, ogre-ish, hairy woman in… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016

Letter: Pets should be considered during divorce

This letter is in response to the gentlemen who wrote about pets and child-like protection in legal cases.In being a counselor, I have witnessed numerous… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016

Letter: The real timber industry numbers

Mr Graham’s response to The Boat Company is so wrong on so many levels. If he thinks that the U.S. Forest Service that loses 98… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016