Letters to the Editor

Letter: Editorial is at odds with reality

I realize the editorial page of a newspaper is heavy on assertions and light on facts, but the Outside Editorial “Climate conference at odds with… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

Letter: Clarification on term usage

Last month, I had the opportunity to give a presentation to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on the fire department operations, structure and future needs.… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2015

Letter: Speak the truth

After all the recent hot air about immigrants from the Middle East, it’s time for a reality check. The fact is we already have plenty… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2015

Letter: Climate Change should be a unifying issue

I’m proud, as I’m sure all Americans are, to see our majority-elected President join with the leaders of 150 other nations in Paris who are… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2015

Letter: Fisk’s spirit will be missed

I met Greg Fisk the Sunday before the election when he was doing last minute campaigning on my street in the Valley.I was walking my… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2015

Letter: Important LNG considerations

Many thanks to the Juneau Empire for reporter Sam DeGrave’s informative and timely Nov. 1 article “Bringing LNG to the CBJ.” If this were 1915… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2015

Letter: If one group must register, we should all register

If the time ever comes when the U.S. government establishes a database to track Muslims in the United States — as Donald Trump says it… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2015

Letter: Statements on taking in refugees worthy of nation’s wall of shame

I can no longer remain silent about the fear and, in some cases bigotry, being propagated by prominent Alaska and national political leaders against admitting… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2015

Letter: Protect the disabled with better laws

Protecting the disabled does not come naturally to a society; it takes laws. The Alaska Legislature must give the rights (laws) to the disabled that… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2015

Letter: Revitalize Juneau for youth to flourish

With three murders in less than 30 days in a town of just over 32,000 people, and six heroin overdose deaths since February (not to… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2015

Letter: Pedestrian fatalities on the rise

With sunlight in increasingly short supply during this time of year, we are reminded of how important safe and well-designed streets and crosswalks are to… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2015

Letter: Save the old Gastineau Hotel

I noticed on the front page of the Nov. 11 Juneau Empire a photo of crows sitting in a window of the Gastineau Apartments building.… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2015

Letter: A former page’s perspective

To Rep. Cathy Munoz, of Juneau:It’s unlikely you remember me, but I was a page for the Alaska House of Representatives for the 2012-13 legislative… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2015

Letter: Ring a bell, wear a red poppy and honor vets

In 1915, during the second battle of Ypres, Lt. Col. John McCrae was burying a close friend, Alexis Helmer, who had been killed during the… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2015

Letter: After plane crash, a hopeful recovery

Martha Mackowiak’s recovery after a plane crash south of Haines on Nov. 4, continues to inspire, with wonder and amazement, the grace of God and… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2015

Letter: Cabin rental fee hike

I’m writing this letter in regard to the recent article about the proposed rise in cabin fees at USFS cabins. There are a couple errors… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2015

Letter: Stop by the new Mendenhall Valley library

Have you stopped by the new Mendenhall Valley library? It’s so easy to have a full schedule and just drive by, but it’s well worth… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2015

Letter: Suicide is preventable

With the recent suicides and media coverage around the state, the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition wants to reassure community members there is hope. Sometimes when… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2015

Letter: Groups working to end domestic violence

October was an especially significant month for Alaskans. It was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when community groups present events and activities to help improve… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2015

Letter: Get money out of politics by executive order

The inexplicable U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Citizens United and McClutcheon are turning our nation into a deadly circus farce. Barring any social reason from… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015