Letters to the Editor

Letter: Have we finally had enough?

The British people, sick of big government nonsense, finally had the guts to stand up and say, “Enough is enough!”When will the good people of… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2016

Letter: In response to Gruening on the whale sculpture

In his June 24 column regarding the whale project lawsuit filed by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Win Gruening suggests the City and Borough of… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2016

Letter: Protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination

The Assembly is now considering a measure that would extend protections against discrimination in housing and employment to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2016

Letter: Thank you for speaking up for equality

Thank you to the Juneau Borough Assembly for the Special Assembly Committee of the Whole special meeting on Tuesday, June 21 for public testimony on… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2016

Letter: Tourism profits Wrangell more than logging

Tongass National Forest supervisor Earl Stewart will soon destroy the magnificent Wrangel Island rainforest to please his corporate masters. He proposes to log 8.3 square… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2016

Letter: Here is why we build the whale sculpture

Why do people go to Paris, or London or Rome?Not to see whales or soaring mountains and waterfalls, glaciers and wildlife, but to see the… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2016

Letter: Pass the ordinance to protect the LBGTQ community

My name is Richard Jay Carter, and I am from Palmer. I’d like to start by saying thank you for hearing what the people of… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2016

Letter: For reasonable regulation of guns

Judging from their statements, the leaders of the NRA want everyone to carry weapons. They apparently believe that more weapons will make us safer. But… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2016
In this photo taken in June 1990 by Dr. Gordon Haber and provided to the Empire by Marybeth Holleman, an East Fork Toklat alpha female wolf with pups are seen along the Denali National Park and Preserve road, while a busload of visitors watch.

Letter: Do the right thing for Denali wolves

Hunting and trapping on state lands adjacent to Denali National Park has reduced the famed East Fork Toklat pack of wolves to one animal. It’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2016
In this photo taken in June 1990 by Dr. Gordon Haber and provided to the Empire by Marybeth Holleman, an East Fork Toklat alpha female wolf with pups are seen along the Denali National Park and Preserve road, while a busload of visitors watch.

Letter: To the service motivated souls

Crippled, I was seated in a powered shopping basket in a grocery store.While I waited at a checkout stand, the store clerk checked out the… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2016

Letter: Juneau non-discrimination ordinance

Common sense legislation, introduced by Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl, to protect LGBTQ individuals from experiencing discrimination in the work place, housing market, and beyond will… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2016

Letter: Murkowski leads on energy innovation

“Is Murkowski part of the climate problem?” (June 13) just doesn’t have all the facts on U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s record of protecting Alaskans and… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2016

Letter: Why Pride Month is still important

Pride has been mistaken by a lot of people. Pride is not about forcing people into two groups: gay and straight. It’s about celebrating people… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2016

Letter: LGBTQ people should be protected by law

My name is JoLynn Shriber. I am 43 years young. I have been a resident of Juneau for four years but I am originally from… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2016

Letter: Alaska’s mental health care system is chaotic

It is impossible to miss the plight of the mentally ill on the streets. The greatest trick providers of mental health services ever pulled was… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2016
  • By FAITH MYERS, DORRANCE COLLINS

Letter: Coming to Alaska as an exchange student

I’m a 16-year-old exchange student from Cairo, Egypt, who just completed a year studying at Juneau-Douglas High School. I had so many good teachers, coaches… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2016

Letter: On HB 247

The Juneau Empire and one Letter to the Editor were very critical of the House Bill 247 conference committee compromise enacted last week. As a… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2016

Letter: Two men kissing

Many years ago I was walking out of Nugget Mall when a car pulled up, and the driver dropped off his passenger. Before the passenger… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2016

Letter: Concerns with Sealaska’s operating performance

I am a Sealaska Corporation shareholder. I graduated from Ketchikan High School. I have a bachelor of arts in business finance and a Master of… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2016

Is Murkowski part of the climate problem?

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee and the most powerful person in the Senate to… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2016