Letters to the Editor

Letter: Where my vote goes this Assembly election

I have been a Juneau resident for the last 34 years. I don’t write letters to the editor often, but I am very concerned with… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2016

Letter: Kate Troll for Juneau’s future

Kate Troll is a woman who can roll up her sleeves and get to work - and that’s exactly what we need right now on… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2016

Letter: In support of Munoz

I wanted to state that Representative Cathy Munoz is the most active and involved politician I have ever observed. If someone were to examine this… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2016

Letter: In response to Kate Troll’s comments on the senior tax exemptions

I was surprised after reading in Thursday’s paper that Kate Troll implied that after 10 years, we would be grateful to the seven Assembly members… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2016

Letter: Supporting Arnold Liebelt for Assembly

I’m supporting my friend Arnold Liebelt in his campaign for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly. I believe he’ll do a great job in… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2016

Letter: Vote for Mary Becker

The outcome of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly races are critical to our senior population. Your vote really counts this time, and I… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2016

Letter: A message to the Class of 2017

Dear Juneau class of 2017,My heart cries for you, for the pain you are feeling today, for the shock that has set in, and the… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2016

Letter: Vote for Muñoz

In the decades we have lived here, no one has done as much in the Legislature for Juneau as Rep. Cathy Muñoz. She looks out… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2016

Letter: More patients’ rights, less suicide

Reducing the high rate of suicides in Alaska would be as simple as increasing disabled psychiatric patient’s rights and the rights of individuals in crisis.An… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2016

Letter: Future uses of the Alaska Court Plaza at Fourth and Main Streets

Aside from the Capital building itself, the site of the proposed statue of U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward is probably the most visible,… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2016
  • By JERRY SMETZER

Letter: In response to Sam Cotten

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Commissioner Sam Cotten published “…Out of Bounds on Refuges” Sept. 4, and is short of memory portraying ADFG’s protection… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2016

Muñoz: I apologize for writing the two letters

Throughout my life, I have worked to help others. Often I have been accused of being too patient, and at times too compassionate.The two letters… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2016

A failed fiscal plan

Exactly how much has Bill Walker snatched from the pockets of every man, woman and child in Alaska this year?How much would the Permanent Fund… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2016

Pink salmon relief proposal

While I believe our state representative, Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, is acting with good intentions regarding the 2016 pink salmon season, I still strongly disagree… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2016

Letter: It’s state overreach, not federal

I’m responding to Sam Cotton and Lisa Murkowski’s op-eds claiming federal overreach with hunting rule changes in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. These are National… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2016

Letter: Improving our culture and our children’s futures

Life is complicated and at times difficult, in spite of being very privileged and fortunate. This is one of those mornings of complexity and frustration.I… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2016

Letter: Alaska needs more treatment options

As reported in the Juneau Empire on June 23, 2015: “Alaska’s prison population grew by 27 percent between 2005 and 2014, the third-fastest rate in… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2016

Letter: Look for creative solutions

My opponent in the areawide Assembly race, Kate Troll, recently wrote a My Turn in which she described herself as a “social progressive” yet defended… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2016

Letter: The call of eagles

Have you ever listened to the conversation of a convocation of eagles? Their call is clear, concise and focused, unlike a party of Stellar’s jays’… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2016

Letter: Thanks to Northrim Bank employee for thwarting internet fraud

My husband and I are going to Boston this fall. Investigating short-term rentals in the area on Craigslist, we found many appealing and reasonably-priced apartments.… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2016
  • By LUANN MCVEY