Letters to the Editor

Letter: Celebrate Alaska’s diversity

One of my passions as First Lady is building bridges between Alaska’s diverse cultures through education, appreciation and celebration. Gov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2015

Letter: Stop running editorials denying climate change

I am writing to ask the Juneau Empire to do something that many people will regard as un-American. I’m asking you to stop running editorials… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2015

Letter: Be neighborly and lay off the fireworks

Please consider the well-being of your neighbors and refrain from setting off fireworks on New Year’s.In the Valley, firework users are achieving noise levels equivalent… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2015

Letter: Make the lines for alcohol shorter

The holidays are my favorite time of year. It’s filled with family dinners, theme parties and countless other winter traditions as we rush towards the… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

Letter: Kudos to Eaglecrest

Let’s applaud the folks at Eaglecrest! They are doing an outstanding job making sure Juneau has a place to play this winter. Once snow started… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

Letter: We need informed and involved voters

I support the motivation behind the initiative to register more voters but I did not sign the petition. It is not that difficult to register… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

Letter: Column on fossil fuels is full of half-truths

The Dec. 17 op-ed “The great human benefit of fossil fuels,” like most propaganda, is based on half-truths.Of course “cheap, powerfully efficient” fossil fuels played… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2015

Letter: Marine Highway needs a long-term strategic plan

The Alaska Marine Highway System is at a critical juncture. Since its first port of call, AMHS has provided substantial economic growth and improved quality… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2015

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