Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Campaign photo public domain

The photo in Karen Crane’s campaign brochure is public domain. All the people in the photo knew the photo would be public domain and are… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2016

Letter: Margaret Stock welcomed in Senate race

I welcome Margaret Stock into the race for the United States Senate and I thank her for her service to the United States of America.… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2016

Letter: Response to David Summers

“A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on.”Karen Crane is unalterably opposed to the repeal of Juneau’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016

Letter: The PFD is for the people

My name is Terry Van Leuven. My grandfather, Frank F. Van Leuven was on the first double-masted sailing vessel “Mizpath” built in 1898 for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2016

Letter: Mayoral race, fiscal responsibility and conflict of interests

Let me start by saying that I like both candidates, and I made this point before anyone declared that they were running; the latter via… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2016

Letter: Why I support the Juneau access road

I support the Juneau access road! A highway could bring many new visitors from outside as well as from our neighboring communities of Haines and… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016

Letter: International agreements needed with B.C.

The issue of B.C. mining in the transboundary Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds has finally gotten some national attention, with the New York Times recently… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016

Letter: Mary Becker should continue as mayor

It surprised and saddened me to read comments about how Mary Becker is being treated by her fellow Assembly members, saying Juneau deserves an “elected”… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2016

Letter: Crane and the AML’s repeal of senior citizen property tax discounts

Juneau mayoral candidate Karen Crane is the 2014 past president of the board of directors of the Alaska Municipal League. The AML has published its… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2016

Letter: Support Karen Crane

We support Karen Crane for mayor.We have watched and worked with her on the Assembly, from 2010 to 2016, and have appreciated her values, responsiveness,… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2016

Letter: Volunteer of the Year nominations now open

Across Alaska, there are many dedicated volunteers whose helping hands and caring hearts positively impact the lives of others. The First Lady’s Volunteer of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016

Letter: In support of Karen Crane for mayor

I am writing to thank Karen Crane for her willingness to run for Juneau’s mayor. I feel confident she will do a fine job. She… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016

Letter: Protect our water and fish

International agreements are not based on trust and a handshake — they’re based on binding commitments, enforceable treaties and other specific measures to hold each… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016

Letter: Carbon tax

I strongly believe the state of Alaska needs to implement a tax on carbon.In 2008, British Columbia implemented a C$10 per tonne of carbon dioxide… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016

Letter: America is worth saving!

In 2011, I heard Sen. Marco Rubio (then a newly-elected senator) speak for the first time about the corruption in Washington and President Barack Obama’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2016

Letter: Budget woes

There is already undeniable public demand for President Barack Obama to take a key action that would expose much of the “dark money” corroding our… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2016

Letter: Genius without education is like silver in the mine

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” —Benjamin Franklin. One of the main purposes of public education is to ensure that gifted children… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016

Letter: GOP selects Trump for Alaska

Is the Alaska GOP following the herd like the rest of the Donald Trump supporters? Yes. The Alaska Republican Party selected Donald Trump first and… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2016

Letter: Smokefree Workplaces bill needs consideration

The Alaska Legislature has recently formed a new sub-committee to look at two bills designed to reduce Medicaid costs. Though changing how health care is… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2016