Letters to the Editor

Letter: Cathy Munoz ‘genuinely cares’ about people

As a friend and retired former staff member of Cathy Muñoz, I have personally watched her fight for the rights of countless victims and sought… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2016

Letter: Munoz: I’m driven by the ‘pursuit of fairness’

In my public and private life, the pursuit of fairness and justice drives my work. I have heard and seen many heartbreaking stories in our… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2016

Letter: The Eagle Tree at the new state museum

When people were discussing the move from the old to the new state museum, the nearly unanimous community sentiment in Juneau was to be sure… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2016

Letter: ‘Parking over housing’ headlines misleads

I’ve worked hard on the housing front and will continue to do so, and it is in this regard that I am writing to fill… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2016

Letter: Douglas-ite passes

I was stunned to read about a friend in the Aug. 11 obituary column, Grace Pusich Russo. Born in Douglas years ago but lived in… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2016

Letter: Impact of black soot on glacier

Thanks you for your report on the scientific work done on the impact of black soot on our glaciers.I have asked that it be shared… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2016
Gov. Bill Walker tells a story during Mudrooms at Northern Light United Church on Tuesday evening. Mudrooms is a monthly storytelling event that has seven community members tell a seven-minute story. The $7 entry fee for the audience goes to local nonprofit organizations. About $57,000 has been raised and given to Juneau charities over the past five years. Check out a video of Walker's story online at juneauempire.com.

Letter: The importance of Mudrooms

I believe that listening and sharing can undermine prejudice and judgement. I believe that if we embrace the vulnerability it takes to get to know… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2016
Gov. Bill Walker tells a story during Mudrooms at Northern Light United Church on Tuesday evening. Mudrooms is a monthly storytelling event that has seven community members tell a seven-minute story. The $7 entry fee for the audience goes to local nonprofit organizations. About $57,000 has been raised and given to Juneau charities over the past five years. Check out a video of Walker's story online at juneauempire.com.

Letter: Lack of grocery produce

Recently I heard a lady complaining about small amount of veggies in a local produce department and I happen to know that this lady has… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2016

Letter: In response to Rep. Young’s reaction to wildlife rule change

Rep. Don Young was way off with his reaction to rule change of Alaska National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Recently, the… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2016

Letter: What the Heritage Foundation editorial failed to address

Today, in the Juneau Empire, I read James Sherk’s Heritage Foundation essay on why raising the minimum wage will reduce employment. One of the most… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2016

Letter: Thank you for “Alaska Wilderness League Disregards Alaskan”

Quyanaq ("thank you") Mr. Rex Rock Sr., for your editorial, “Alaska Wilderness League Disregards Alaskans.” For too long, outside special interest groups have used Alaska… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2016

Letter: Fortress of the Bear gives thanks

To our wonderful neighbors in Juneau,Many of you have honored us with your visits. We are so lucky to meet such wonderful people who are… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2016

Letter: Many fireworks users are doing it wrong

Here are some observations on the now-closed Juneau Community Collective fireworks poll ON Facebook.It is now very apparent that residents are disturbed by fireworks in… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2016

Letter: Drivers, slow down in Lemon Creek

My 14 year old son came to me in the last week and told me that he was nearly hit by city buses traveling down… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2016

Letter: Revise all zoning laws

As a young child in the early sixties I can remember my sister and me walking to the neighborhood gas station to put 15 cents… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2016

Letter: Vote for term limits

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote that “the only thing that is constant is change.”I say that change is refreshing! Many American citizens have clamored for… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2016

Letter: Why is the Chuitna River important?

The Chuitna River produces salmon and trout, among other things. For one setnet fisherman, this question is easy to answer. In 2015, he landed more… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2016

Letter: We elected Walker to balance the budget, so let him do his job

We are lifelong Alaskans with many vested interests in our state, including children and grandchildren. We are grateful for Gov. Bill Walker’s determination to set… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2016

Letter: Mixing apples and oranges

In Sherri Wes’ recent Letter to the Editor, she wondered how Jesus would react to the Catholic Diocese of Juneau’s inability to accept LGBTQ individuals.I… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2016

Letter: Protection and respect for all

I applaud the leadership of Deputy Mayor Jessie Kiehl for putting forward an ordinance that would provide important protection for all residents of Juneau. Ordinance… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2016