Letters to the Editor

Letter: In support of Muñoz

I offer a little different perspective in my support for re-electing Cathy Muñoz to the state House. As an active member of the Territorial Sportsmen,… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2016

Letter: In support of Justin Parish

I’m a parent of two youngsters. My older son just entered kindergarten in the public school system, so adequate funding for education is at the… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2016

Letter: Facts and figures

In his Sept. 29 My Turn, Bruce Abel questions the assertion that the proposed Juneau Access Project (“The Road”) would yield benefits worth only 28… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2016

Letter: Vote for Kate

In this challenging electoral time period, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the decisions and actions that most profoundly influence our daily… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2016

Letter: Senior tax exemption

A great deal of attention has been given to the sales tax exemption for seniors. That exemption was given as a privilege and now seems… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2016

Letter: Vote for Arnold Liebelt

Alaska is caught in financial turmoil, and we need someone who is able to make financially sound decisions for Juneau in the upcoming year. Arnold… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2016

Letter: Join me in voting for Kate

By a 7-2 vote, Juneau’s former assembly restructured our senior sales tax exemption program from one that applied to all purchases, to one that covers… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2016

Letter: In favor of Becker, Weldon and Gregory

As a 56-year resident of Alaska with 90 percent of that time living in Juneau, I feel it’s as important to vote as it ever… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2016

Letter: In support of Mary Becker

Mary Becker is an outstanding public servant. She has demonstrated her commitment to our community through her 30 years of work as a public school… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2016

Letter: Kate for Assembly

Life as a working parent is busy and expensive. From paying for essentials like child care and health care and a few “unnecessary” but enriching… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2016

Letter: In support of Troll’s reelection

I support the reelection of Kate Troll to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly.I’ve known Kate since the 1980s when she worked out in… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2016

Letter: Vote for Becker and Gregory

I have known Mary Becker for nearly 30 years. For decades she was a highly respected middle school teacher at Marie Drake. After retirement, she… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2016

Letter: Why Liebelt has my vote

Some seniors support new taxes.It’s been a tax blessing to live in Alaska for the past 40 years and enjoy the lowest state motor fuel… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016

Letter: I’m endorsing Kate Troll

I moved to Southeast Alaska nearly 25 years ago, so I’m not quite a sourdough, but definitely no longer a cheechako. Some of the first… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016

Letter: Mary Becker for Assembly

I want the residents of our City and Borough of Juneau to know that I am supporting Mary Becker for Assembly for three simple reasons.During… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016

Letter: Kate Troll for Assembly

As a senior citizen who has lived in Juneau for 38 years, I feel compelled to respond to a recent letter to the editor. I… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016

Letter: Troll and Liebelt for Assembly

Two of the three things certain in life are taxes and change. Many people don’t like either one. We won’t talk about the third in… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016

Letter: The PFD is a gift

The Webster Dictionary defines “gift” as “Something given without payment in return as to show favor toward someone . . .”Doesn’t that sound like the… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016

Letter: Why I’m voting for Mary Becker

As someone who grew up in Juneau and has raised her children here, I’d like to recommend that all citizens of Juneau consider voting for… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016

Letter: A new voice for new times

Juneau, along with other communities in Alaska, is facing challenging times ahead. The recent $4.8 million cut to the City and Borough of Juneau budget… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2016