Letters to the Editor

Letter: I was at Sulphurets Creek

During the past four years, I have been heaing many untruths surrounding the potential KSM mine on Sulphurets Creek in British Columbia. The first misstatement… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2015

Letter: We need to make changes to mental health care

Alaska has tried just about every program and approach to address the negative effects of depression, mental illness and disabilities, except constructive criticism.A number of… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2015

Letter: Totem pole return warrants celebration, not recrimination

The Oct. 23 Associated Press article about the return of the Tuxecan totem pole (Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor)… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2015

Letter: When we confuse exploitation with choice

During the past few months, I have been gratified to see so many community members reaching out, talking about and learning about drug abuse and… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2015

Letter: Time to change our ways on trapping

“She’s upset, she’s emotional about it,” said Zane Wilson, attorney for the trapper, in his closing arguments during last week’s court case involving sprung traps,… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2015

Letter: Time to honor Prop. 10

About 45 years ago (on the 1970 ballot), Alaskans were asked to approve Proposition 10 — the State General Obligation Ferry Construction asking for $21… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2015

Letter: Juneau is fortunate to have rescuers

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the Alaska State Troopers, Juneau Mountain Rescue, Temsco Helicopters and some very good friends for rescuing… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2015

Letter: Lawmakers are taking away the marine highway

Do you remember the friendly days of our state’s ferry system? The Alaska Marine Highway System would change schedules for our students’ sporting events or… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2015

Letter: Tie receipt of PFD to voter registration

Juneau’s voter turnout is 23.5 percent. Sad, isn’t it? Last week Juneau City Clerk Laurie Sika offered an adjective to describe Juneau’s non-voting electorate: ‘Apathetic.’… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2015

Letter: Alaska doesn’t have to be a one-trick pony

Is Alaska a one-trick pony, as one participant in the recent discussion at Centennial Hall about Alaska’s fiscal challenges said?Various countries come to my mind… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2015

Letter: Second Amendment rights: Everyone should have a gun

I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment and this talk of gun restrictions has me deeply disturbed. Now Obama wants to take executive action… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2015

Letter: Failure to communicate

Individuals with a cognitive impairment (clients) won a major victory in the Alaska Supreme Court in 1994, but were never told about the failure. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2015

Letter: Stuff doesn’t just happen

Thank you reporter Alissa J. Rubin and all the other news people who contributed to the New York Times article, published on Oct. 4, about… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015

Letter: Against stricter trapping regulations

I would like to respond to the Oct. 2 Letter to the Editor submitted by Michelle Anderson pleading for stricter trapping restrictions. I will keep… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015

Letter: For education, for Fisk

I have two sons happily attending Gastineau Community Public Elementary School. Their teachers are welcoming, enthusiastic and caring. As I walk down the hall to… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015

Letter: Return Story to school board for another term

Thank you, Andi Story, for your 12 years of volunteer public service on the Juneau Board of Education. For four terms you have been a… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015

Letter: Vote out incumbents and recall the rest

It’s my turn to talk about Juneau’s senior sales tax exemptions. I am only 60 years old, so I don’t get any benefit from the… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015

Letter: Stricter rules needed for trapping

The time has come for stricter trapping regulations across the state of Alaska. There are countless stories of dogs, people and non-targeted wildlife being injured… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015

Letter: Vote for Greg Fisk for mayor

It is my pleasure to express my support for Greg Fisk, candidate for Mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau. I met Greg in… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015

Letter: Senior tax exemption

In the two hours of testimony at a city meeting last Monday, only four or five people approved the changes in the current senior citizen… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015