Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mayoral forum response

As I listened to candidate responses at the Thursday Mayoral Forum sponsored by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, I was taken aback by one of… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2016

Letter: For Koelsch

This letter is written in support of Ken Koelsch for mayor. I have known Ken for many years and appreciate his depth of knowledge, hard… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2016

Letter: Karen Crane is a good leader

This is to express my support for Karen Crane as mayor of Juneau, based on my experience of Karen’s leadership in two different contexts. I… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2016

Letter: Marijuana shouldn’t be allowed in residential areas

Commercial marijuana operations shouldn’t be allowed in residential areas. A hundred people have already signed a petition to stop that, and I bet most of… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2016

Letter: Supporting Koelsch for mayor

Juneau needs a mayor who has a wide range of experience to guide our community through the tough times ahead. When you go to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2016

Letter: If you find a syringe

We have been finding syringes in our community. They are littering trails, streams, parking lots and even our yards. If you find a syringe you… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2016

Letter: Koelsch is a step in the right direction

Juneau seniors, March 15 is an important day. You have a big decision to make. You can choose to support a bloated and wasteful city… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2016

Letter: Don’t privatize the Alaska Psychiatric Institute

The committee substitute for Senate Bill 74 proposed that money be spent “analyzing the feasibility of privatizing services delivered at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.” We… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2016

Letter: This senior is for Crane

There’s been a lot of talk during this mayoral race about property and sales tax exemptions provided to seniors. These benefits are very important for… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2016

Letter: It’s complicated

“It’s complicated” may be the best way to describe politics in our little town. Mayor Greg Fisk’s untimely death and Mary Becker’s ascendancy, with resultant… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2016

Letter: Crane is qualified

Join me in voting for Karen Crane for mayor on March 15.Jay CrondahlJuneau… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2016

Letter: For Koelsch

The special election for Juneau’s mayor is coming soon, and we urge the citizens of Juneau to learn about the candidates who are running for… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2016

Letter: In support of Koelsch

I strongly support Ken Koelsch who is running for mayor in the upcoming City and Borough of Juneau election on March 15. Ken is somebody… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2016

Letter: Breaking the backs of seniors

It was announced this week that there would be a reduction of senior benefits. First of all, these people are already living well below the… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2016

Letter: An invitation to legislators from UAS students

Let me start with a brief introduction. My name is Josh Musson, I am a student at the University of Alaska Southeast seeking a bachelor’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 29, 2016

Crane’s record of educational funding and facilities

Karen Crane is a person who believes in the power of education to change individuals and communities. That belief has guided her to be a… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2016

Letter: Vote for Ken Koelsch

The State of Alaska and the City and Borough of Juneau are facing tough times. The huge fiscal shortfall faced by the state is going… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2016

Letter: Complaints on flyer ridiculous

I found the complaints about Karen Crane’s flyer to be ridiculous. Nowhere did she say or even imply the photo of her with the rest… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2016

Letter: Why Karen Crane is the ideal candidate

I believe Karen Crane is the ideal person to succeed our late friend and mayor, Greg Fisk. Karen has a positive vision for Juneau’s future,… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2016

Letter: Enough of ‘No, not me’

There was a time when a disaster hit Alaska, that Alaskans pulled together to help. The state of Alaska is now in a financial disaster,… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2016