Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Should psychiatric institutes be privatized?

The Department of Health and Social Services in partnership with the Mental Health Trust Authority are studying the feasibility of privatizing the operations of state-run… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2016

League Points to Ponder: Photo ID not required to vote

Editor’s note: League Points to Ponder will be a regular segments by members of the Juneau League of Women Voters published in the Empire during… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2016

Letter: In response to ‘It takes a village to abuse a child’

The letters written by various community members in support of Thomas Jack Jr. and Mary Chessica Hauge shocked and dismayed me. The Juneau Empire Editorial… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2016

Letter: Back to school food

With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food.That’s right — school… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2016

Letter: Muñoz fails litmus test of character

I have worked with children for over 40 years as a teacher. Over the years I have had dozens of children in my classes who… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2016

Letter: Cathy Muñoz, she gives so much of herself

Many of you know of me and my family, especially my grandson, SSgt. Thomas McRae, who was wounded in Afghanistan. Tom lost both of this… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2016

Letter: In support of Rep. Munoz

I have never contacted any news media in support of an elected official before today. However, Paula Ann Solis’ article on Rep. Cathy Muñoz in… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2016

Letter: Auke Bay Harbor trees

The last Douglas Boat Harbor renewal project, when planned, had landscaping included. This still has not happened, along with the paved parking lot. It is… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2016

Letter: Ban fireworks in Juneau like Anchorage

The Assembly calls letting people shoot off fireworks from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 and from July 3 to July 5 from 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2016

Letter: Outraged by Munoz’s letters

I was outraged to learn that Rep. Cathy Munoz wrote letters of support for defendants in two child sex abuse cases, and she sent one… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2016