Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Rape custody case

If you read the May article, “Twice the victim of a rapist,” in the Empire, you may remember that James Curtain proposed that my grandchild,… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2016

Letter: Here’s an idea to bring in revenue

I returned to Juneau after three years of retirement to enjoy the Fourth of July activities and hear the latest political news. I know the… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2016

Letter: To those who serve

To The local police, firefighters, EMS, and all who wear the badge, thanks from one of your own, who sees what you do. THANK YOU!In… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2016

Letter: What you need to know about the new diesel generation plant

I was interested to read about Avista’s July 14 presentation to the Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Here are some interesting, related items that were not… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2016
What was lost — this pretzel magnet — is now found.

Letter: Peterson’s Pretzels car magnet “found”

I must admit I am embarrassed. In a moment of frustration, I submitted a Letter to the Editor [Letter: Please return my pretzel magnet] in… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2016
What was lost — this pretzel magnet — is now found.

Letter: Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one

Back to the future, 2050, the state of Alaska is in financial crisis. The federal government has taken over running the state of Alaska. Reserves… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2016

Letter: Time to clean house

Months ago, as legislators gathered in Juneau, to begin a new legislative year, Gov. Bill Walker submitted a much needed financial budget plan for Alaska.… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2016

Letter: Abstain from online lynch mentality behavior

I’m sending this message with my unconditional respect.We live in an age where cameras are everywhere and sometimes very unfortunate scenes are recorded and posted… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2016

Letter: Invest in renewable energy, not pipelines

In response to a recent statement by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on the need for more pipelines to move resources from Point A to… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2016

Letter: Alaska’s resources should benefit all Alaskans

Alaska’s resources must be used for the maximum benefit of Alaskans. That is a constitutional requirement that the majority of our legislators seem to have… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2016
A Peterson's Pretzels pretzel

Letter: Please return my pretzel magnet

This quick letter is in response to an incident that occurred to me yesterday. I am the owner of a small business. I work extremely… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2016
A Peterson's Pretzels pretzel

Graham rally reporting missed the message

I am disappointed in the reporting on the Franklin Graham Prayer Rally. It is sad that the main theme of the message was left out.… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2016

Letter: Don’t cherry-pick justice

To the bishop who wants to insist on broader religious exemptions to ensure LGBTQ people can continue to be discriminated against, because his version of… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2016

Letter: In response to Somerville’s and Bennett’s take on Denali wolves

Ron Somerville wrote an informed response to a previous letter writer’s (Joel Bennett) suggestion that the nearly extinct East Fork Toklat wolf family would be… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2016

Letter: Governor, the next cup of coffee is on me

Earlier this month, I wrote a commentary on whether or not the 2014 “Unity Team” of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott would… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2016

Letter: Denali wolves need support

Ron Sommerville’s recent rebuttal to an earlier offering by Joel Bennet’s plea on behalf of support for Denali National Park’s decimated wolves misses most of… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2016