Opinion

Opinion: Southeast Community Services Center strengthens Juneau

The need for improved services in Juneau is real.

  • Jul 6, 2020

 

Opinion: Fear of president’s immature tweets

Recent evidence suggests evidence debilitating fear of Trump’s twittering thumbs.

  • Jul 4, 2020

 

Opinion: Earnings comparisons are fair game

Stockholders got billions that should’ve been retained to cover ferries , schools and dividends.

  • Jul 2, 2020

 

Opinion: Now’s the time to make your plan to vote

Fellow Alaskans, please make a plan for voting this fall.

  • Jul 2, 2020

Opinion: Breast cancer, chemicals and environmental justice

Prevention is badly needed.

  • Jul 1, 2020

Opinion: It’s de ja vù all over again with recent court decision

As was done in Dred Scott, the judicial branch’s idiotic logic pushes our society to the brink.

A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. A petition has been circulating online calling for the statue’s removal, citing Seward’s relationship with Alaska Natives. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Imagine living in Russia

Is this statue a polarizing issue? Which side are you on?

  • Jun 30, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. A petition has been circulating online calling for the statue’s removal, citing Seward’s relationship with Alaska Natives. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Supreme Court appointments will become the key issue in 2020 election

The 2020 Presidential election will soon become a single issue campaign.

  • Jun 29, 2020

Opinion: The necessity of history

Let it stand and also let others show why her moment in history is also necessary.

  • Jun 27, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: We can’t change the past, except by changing our present

“The removal petition deliberately throws gasoline on the residual embers of resentment…”

  • Jun 26, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Disabled psychiatric patients need better care

A more social worker-heavy model as an addition to a police department is a reasonable idea.

  • Jun 25, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Preserve our history, don’t tear it down

“Erasing Seward from our history won’t make our history more fair…”

  • Jun 25, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Which parts of our history should be enshrined?

We need to expand our ideas for the statuary in the Court Plaza.

  • Jun 24, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: United we stand, divided we fall

Here is what I know: The statue is causing pain to some of my neighbors.

  • Jun 24, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Alaska’s environmental standards aren’t stringent

Is this how a state with the highest environmental standards in the world would act?

  • Jun 23, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Removing statue would be political correctness gone wild

I would hope that the state of Alaska would continue to memorialize Seward by maintaining his statue

  • Jun 23, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: A questionable UA merger proposal

Alaska can do better.

  • Jun 22, 2020
Rosita Worl, president of Sealaska Heritage Institute, gives a presentation at the Sharing Our Knowledge event in September 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Call to remove Seward statue is consistent with views of Southeast Alaska Natives.

For myself, I am reminded on a near-daily basis of Seward’s history and the symbols he represents…

  • Jun 21, 2020
Rosita Worl, president of Sealaska Heritage Institute, gives a presentation at the Sharing Our Knowledge event in September 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A recreation of a Civilian Conservation Corps shelter on a CCC-built Trail of Time behind the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is seen on Friday, June 12, 2020. With high unemployment due to COVID-19, the New Deal program is providing a model for state and local work programs. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The true legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

There’s still a lot of work to be done.

  • Jun 21, 2020
A recreation of a Civilian Conservation Corps shelter on a CCC-built Trail of Time behind the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is seen on Friday, June 12, 2020. With high unemployment due to COVID-19, the New Deal program is providing a model for state and local work programs. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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