Letters to the Editor

Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are thieves that rob family members of their cherished memories.

  • Sep 25, 2020
Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Is Sullivan a man of principle or a Trump Puppet?

If he decides to treat 2020 voters differently than 2016 voters he does not deserve to be reelected.

  • Sep 22, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: This year has a silver lining

Opinion: This year has a silver lining

I’m more aware of the freedom we have to walk up mountains, stroll through woods and enjoy beaches.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Opinion: This year has a silver lining
Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice

Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice

It’s sad the Alaska Supreme Court preferred saving money on reprinting ballots over saving democracy.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice
Opinion: Alaska needs more relief funding

Opinion: Alaska needs more relief funding

If you’re like me, COVID-19 has changed your life.

  • Sep 18, 2020
Opinion: Alaska needs more relief funding
Opinion: I tend to go in the opposite direction of fearmongering
Opinion: I tend to go in the opposite direction of fearmongering
Opinion: Would you want 16 felons near your kids on a daily basis?

Opinion: Would you want 16 felons near your kids on a daily basis?

Please call your Planning Commission and Assembly members.

  • Sep 16, 2020
Opinion: Would you want 16 felons near your kids on a daily basis?
Opinion: Alaska Veterans For Peace denounce offensive statements regarding service members

Opinion: Alaska Veterans For Peace denounce offensive statements regarding service members

We adamantly oppose anyone referring to U.S. service members injured or killed in war as “losers.”

  • Sep 10, 2020
Opinion: Alaska Veterans For Peace denounce offensive statements regarding service members
Opinion: Kudos to a letter writer

Opinion: Kudos to a letter writer

Don’t miss an excellent My Turn.

  • Sep 10, 2020
Opinion: Kudos to a letter writer
Opinion: People turning 18 on or before Election Day should register to vote

Opinion: People turning 18 on or before Election Day should register to vote

Congratulations to 18 year olds as they start to exercise their civic right and responsibility.

  • Sep 7, 2020
Opinion: People turning 18 on or before Election Day should register to vote
Opinion: Why I’m voting against Prop 1

Opinion: Why I’m voting against Prop 1

We have changed the oil industry taxation system about 8 or 9 times in 15 or 16 years. That’s insane.

  • Sep 2, 2020
Opinion: Why I’m voting against Prop 1
Opinion: Legal initiatives are sometimes the only way

Opinion: Legal initiatives are sometimes the only way

There is no room for a do-nothing attitude of “society will take care of it.”

  • Sep 1, 2020
Opinion: Legal initiatives are sometimes the only way
The Postal Service needs to level with us

The Postal Service needs to level with us

I ask you all to make your voices heard.

  • Aug 27, 2020
The Postal Service needs to level with us
This July 2019 photo shows South Franklin Street. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: People should still support South Franklin businesses

I would like to urge people not to forget lower South Franklin when they want to support local businesses. My neighborhood may look deserted without… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2020
This July 2019 photo shows South Franklin Street. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: I’m encouraged by congressional candidates
Opinion: I’m encouraged by congressional candidates

Opinion: What has and hasn’t changed since 1970

Some things in life just don’t change.

  • Aug 18, 2020
Unloaded firearms should be stored in a lockable gun cabinet, safe or locked vault. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dow)

Opinion: Unintentional gun deaths and injuries are preventable

Kids’ curiosity is wonderful, until you are trying to hide something from them…

  • Aug 18, 2020
Unloaded firearms should be stored in a lockable gun cabinet, safe or locked vault. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dow)
Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking to unseat Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, meets with Juneauites at the Almalga Distillery on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We’re glad Galvin is running to represent Alaska

We are exceptionally pleased that Alyse Galvin has thrown her hat into Alaska’s Congressional race.

  • Aug 12, 2020
Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking to unseat Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, meets with Juneauites at the Almalga Distillery on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: I will be voting against Republican inaction

Opinion: I will be voting against Republican inaction

I will be voting against Republican inaction I’m going to vote against Senator Sullivan in November. It’s going to be a huge personal tragedy for… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2020
Opinion: I will be voting against Republican inaction
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Our elected officials should support the Vote Safe Act

It is the only American thing to do.

  • Jul 30, 2020
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)