Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vindiction

Why is it that my Legislature, in the midst of our state’s financial straits, continues insisting on enactment of spurious, with often inflationary operating costs… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2016

Letter: In response to Gruening

Columnist Win Gruening quotes P.J. O’Rourke, in his latest article, “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2016

Letter: Swan song

Often have I sat in the audience and enjoyed the chorus’s singing with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra. The most recent concert was reviewed by Tierra… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2016

Letter: Just looking out for mom

As the son of a Juneau senior citizen who is in her late 70s, I would like to point out some recent events that have… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2016

Letter: Marijuana consumption in stores

I’m dismayed the Marijuana Control Board is considering not one, but several proposals by marijuana lobbyists to allow consumption in retail marijuana stores. (Juneau Empire,… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2016

Letter: HB 156

As a classroom teacher in public schools, I’m concerned about the rights of my students’ parents. I am fortunate to work at two schools with… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2016

Letter: Concerned about HB 156

The League of Women Voters of Alaska is concerned about current requirements in education bill HB 156 regarding the important topic of sex education.As a… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2016

Letter: End of a tradition

Our oldest daughter, Haley, was born Feb. 17, 1996, making my lovely wife, Valerie, of course, a mom. Every year from 1996 through 2015 (including… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2016

Letter: Cartoon is transphobic

I was outraged to see the anti-transgender cartoon in Sunday’s “Opinion” section of the Juneau Empire. The cartoon depicts a beastly, ogre-ish, hairy woman in… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016

Letter: Pets should be considered during divorce

This letter is in response to the gentlemen who wrote about pets and child-like protection in legal cases.In being a counselor, I have witnessed numerous… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016

Letter: The real timber industry numbers

Mr Graham’s response to The Boat Company is so wrong on so many levels. If he thinks that the U.S. Forest Service that loses 98… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016

Letter: People are too sensitive

People are way too sensitive these days. I apologize on behalf of the homosexuals in this town (for which I am one) for the slew… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016

Letter: Some opinions aren’t worth the ink

The Juneau Empire recently ran on its editorial page a cartoon making transgender people the butt of an unfunny joke – not that it would… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2016

Letter: Pets aren’t children

What was the Legislature thinking when it passed a bill to give child-like protection to pets in domestic violence and divorce cases? I’m troubled by… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2016

Letter: Why I was angry as I passed Planned Parenthood

Tuesday morning, as I was riding my bike, there were several people protesting in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic. I spent the rest of… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2016

Letter: Juneau Access Initiative

Honorable Gov. Bill Walker:It seems to me presumptions surrounding this project are making your job harder. For example, arguments for The Road in the press… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2016

Letter: Response to The Boat Company My Turn

On April 6, the Empire posted a My Turn opinion by The Boat Company. That posting contained a lot of erroneous information.First, the timber industry… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2016

Letter: More guns mean more gun violence

I was disappointed to read your the Juneau Empire’s editorial in support of the NRA legislation supporting guns on Alaska campuses. Please publish the evidence… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2016

Letter: Legislators need to do something real

The legislative session is wrapping up in Juneau and for the second year in a row our Legislature is hoping to close up shop without… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2016

Letter: SB 207 shifts costs but doesn’t reduce them

While the Alaska Senate says that we need to reduce the size and scope of government, Senate Bill 207 does nothing to reduce the size… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2016