Letters to the Editor

At-home test kits are available in Juneau at City Hall cash office, all Juneau public libraries, Juneau Public Health Center and the Juneau Police Department. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: There is an urgent need for COVID testing on cruise ships

I strongly urge self-administered antigen tests be provided by the cruise line to every passenger.

  • May 18, 2022

 

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Opinion: It disappoints me that our two-party system is in great jeopardy

I feel compelled to vote Democratic in the forthcoming elections…

  • May 16, 2022

 

Orcas swim near the the shore of Kupreanof Island on April 26. (Courtesy Photo / Joe Sebastian)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

 

Opinion: Just say no to proposed armored vehicle

It’s a gift from the federal government that we don’t want or need.

  • Apr 29, 2022

Opinion: The funnies are no longer funny

Now, it is just flighty stuff.

  • Apr 25, 2022
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Opinion: The federal government is complicit in a drug epidemic

Too many children are being robbed of their lives from these drugs.

  • Apr 21, 2022
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Opinion: We should be thankful for election workers

Let’s come together on April 12 to thank our election workers.

  • Apr 8, 2022
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Opinion: Maintaining ‘friendship’ with Vladivostok is shameful

I have lived in Juneau for 41 years and this is the first and only time I am ashamed of it.

  • Apr 7, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Lockdown was handled well

All-in-all, it was a job well done.

  • Apr 6, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Ambler Road is being held hostage

Build that road from Ambler to Nome.

  • Mar 30, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Alaska should have license plates honoring fallen officers

As a recently retired Anchorage Police Officer I am asking for your help in passing HB-201. This bill would honor police officers who made the… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: The case for donating any ‘energy relief’ check

I didn’t earn it and it comes at an enormous cost of violence, human suffering, and destruction.

  • Mar 21, 2022
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Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File

Opinion: RIP Don Young

The passing of Rep. Don Young is a tragedy

  • Mar 21, 2022
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File

Opinion: A rough-cut toilet tissue

It seems Proctor & Gamble is opting to soften their Charmin toilet paper, or have their paper towel Bounty, absorb your spilled mishaps, through rough-cutting… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2022
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Opinion: Discussion of public process seems hypocritical

“Don’t JACC up my taxes.”

  • Mar 9, 2022
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(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Lawmakers have chance to make good choice for psychiatric care

State has a 60-year history of making bad choices in care for disabled psychiatric patient.

  • Mar 9, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Decision means Juneau’s long history of mining continues

Together we can work to build a better future for Alaska.

  • Mar 1, 2022
(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

CBJ Assembly must focus on affordable housing

It hurts so much every time my peers leave because they can’t afford to live here.

  • Feb 25, 2022
(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Pro-democracy bill must be passed —and soon

“The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act is a comprehensive pro-democracy bill…”

  • Feb 24, 2022
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: House bill would help protect state from invasive species

Just in time for Invasive Species Awarenes Week.

  • Feb 22, 2022
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)