Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanks to all who made the Capitol Christmas tree a success

Alaskans came together in a year-long effort to provide the first tree from Alaska to stand tall as the “People’s Tree.” The U.S. Capitol Christmas… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2015

Letter: AMHS shouldn’t leave three communities out in the cold

I want to thank Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl for his presentation on the Alaska Marine Highway System at the Community Engagement Meeting Tuesday night. At… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015

Letter: Bringing LNG to Juneau

I recently read the article about the possibility of bringing natural gas to Juneau in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG). I was at… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2015

Letter: Church letter

Two weeks ago, the Emmanuel Baptist Church family met after Sunday service to plan the coming month’s Christmas celebration events. On Dec. 5, we would… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2015

Letter: Duopoly

Rigging the Commission on Presidential Debates [CPD] will not be an issue of major party debates. Neither party wants independent voters, the nation’s rapidly growing… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2015

Letter: Those with different opinions aren’t the enemy

Recently it has been reported that Hussam Ayloush of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations was quoted a saying that American… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

Letter: Greg Fisk will be missed

Thanks to the Juneau Police Department for their professionalism in investigating the death of Mayor Greg Fisk. While we didn’t suspect foul play, JPD’s diligent… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

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