Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: National Parks are good neighbors

Last week’s Empire article about the National Park Service helping the state by cleaning up and maintaining the Baranof Castle State Historical Site and Old… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2016

Letter: Pass the buck please

Some legislators are saying no to income taxes. Some are saying don’t touch the Permanent Fund Dividend checks. Some are saying Alska should use its… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2016

Letter: Run for office

Dear reader, you need to run for the Alaska Legislature. Seriously. For example, on the Kenai Peninsula we’ve got three socialists representing us right now… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2016

Letter: Climate change is definately real

It is beyond my understanding how anyone, especially those in leadership roles, can question the fact that humans burning fossil fuels have pushed the planets… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2016

Letter: A welcome home for Vietnam vets

Throughout the span of the Vietnam War, nearly three million military personnel served with distinction, roughly 1,300 were kept as prisoners of war or went… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2016

Letter: Solution to the budget crunch

Here are my thoughts on how to fix the fiscal deficit: Give everyone who is eligible for the dividend $100,000 and the Legislature can have… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2016

Letter: Why were the Calhoun Avenue trees cut down?

I regularly walk a mile around the upper-downtown area and along Calhoun Avnue. I pass by two, actually three, magnificent cottonwoods in their four seasons… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2016

Letter: Budget constraint

Dear AK Legislators,If you honestly believe that a civil application of criminal justice can be bestowed through private hands; believing “good guys with a gun”… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2016