Letters to the Editor

Letter: It’s complicated

“It’s complicated” may be the best way to describe politics in our little town. Mayor Greg Fisk’s untimely death and Mary Becker’s ascendancy, with resultant… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2016

Letter: Crane is qualified

Join me in voting for Karen Crane for mayor on March 15.Jay CrondahlJuneau… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2016

Letter: For Koelsch

The special election for Juneau’s mayor is coming soon, and we urge the citizens of Juneau to learn about the candidates who are running for… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2016

Letter: In support of Koelsch

I strongly support Ken Koelsch who is running for mayor in the upcoming City and Borough of Juneau election on March 15. Ken is somebody… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2016

Letter: Breaking the backs of seniors

It was announced this week that there would be a reduction of senior benefits. First of all, these people are already living well below the… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2016

Letter: An invitation to legislators from UAS students

Let me start with a brief introduction. My name is Josh Musson, I am a student at the University of Alaska Southeast seeking a bachelor’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 29, 2016

Crane’s record of educational funding and facilities

Karen Crane is a person who believes in the power of education to change individuals and communities. That belief has guided her to be a… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2016

Letter: Vote for Ken Koelsch

The State of Alaska and the City and Borough of Juneau are facing tough times. The huge fiscal shortfall faced by the state is going… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2016

Letter: Complaints on flyer ridiculous

I found the complaints about Karen Crane’s flyer to be ridiculous. Nowhere did she say or even imply the photo of her with the rest… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2016

Letter: Why Karen Crane is the ideal candidate

I believe Karen Crane is the ideal person to succeed our late friend and mayor, Greg Fisk. Karen has a positive vision for Juneau’s future,… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2016

Letter: Enough of ‘No, not me’

There was a time when a disaster hit Alaska, that Alaskans pulled together to help. The state of Alaska is now in a financial disaster,… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2016

Letter: Campaign photo public domain

The photo in Karen Crane’s campaign brochure is public domain. All the people in the photo knew the photo would be public domain and are… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2016

Letter: Margaret Stock welcomed in Senate race

I welcome Margaret Stock into the race for the United States Senate and I thank her for her service to the United States of America.… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2016

Letter: Response to David Summers

“A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on.”Karen Crane is unalterably opposed to the repeal of Juneau’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016

Letter: The PFD is for the people

My name is Terry Van Leuven. My grandfather, Frank F. Van Leuven was on the first double-masted sailing vessel “Mizpath” built in 1898 for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2016

Letter: Mayoral race, fiscal responsibility and conflict of interests

Let me start by saying that I like both candidates, and I made this point before anyone declared that they were running; the latter via… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2016

Letter: Why I support the Juneau access road

I support the Juneau access road! A highway could bring many new visitors from outside as well as from our neighboring communities of Haines and… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016

Letter: International agreements needed with B.C.

The issue of B.C. mining in the transboundary Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds has finally gotten some national attention, with the New York Times recently… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016

Letter: Mary Becker should continue as mayor

It surprised and saddened me to read comments about how Mary Becker is being treated by her fellow Assembly members, saying Juneau deserves an “elected”… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2016

Letter: Crane and the AML’s repeal of senior citizen property tax discounts

Juneau mayoral candidate Karen Crane is the 2014 past president of the board of directors of the Alaska Municipal League. The AML has published its… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2016