Letters to the Editor

Opinion: I’m shocked Alaskans seem to have reelected Dunleavy

I am shocked beyond belief at the ignorance of the people of Alaska in selecting Dunleavy again for governor! He aslmost made the AMHS system… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2022

 

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski prepares to meet with Sealaska Heritage Institute officials during a visit to Juneau. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: I am standing up for Lisa Murkowski, because she stands up for us

We have a champion in Congress who understands the important role healing will serve…

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • By Barbara ‘Wáahlaal Gíidaak Blake

 

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Opinion: Congress should prioritize predictable, fair cannabis regulation

“Alaska veterans can’t be certain that their essential need to use cannabis will be protected…”

  • Nov 3, 2022

 

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Opinion: Don’t resign my America to corruptive pretense

This recent murderous attack on Paul Pelosi will go down in history as the capstone on my nation’s burgeoning development in the pretense-based, fear-centered, gangland… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • By John Sonin
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Opinion: My opinion on why the police didn’t enter the Uvalde school

My logical opinion on why the police didn’t enter the Uvalde school for over an hour after the massacre took place is that in their… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2022
Les Gara smiles outside of the Juneau Empire's offices following an interview. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Les Gara smiles outside of the Juneau Empire's offices following an interview. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Don Young smiles during a sit-down in the Juneau Empire’s offices last June. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Former staff and friends of Rep. Young back Peltola

“Mary Peltola respects Congressman Young’s legacy of service…”

  • Oct 21, 2022
Rep. Don Young smiles during a sit-down in the Juneau Empire’s offices last June. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Les Gara smiles outside of the Juneau Empire's offices following an interview. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: As a veteran, I know Gara cares about veterans

I’m supporting Les Gara for governor because he’ll deal with our situation constructively.

  • Oct 20, 2022
Les Gara smiles outside of the Juneau Empire's offices following an interview. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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I’m joining the chorus in voting against a constitutional convention

I encourage all to vote on Nov. 8 and vote against holding a constitutional convention.

  • Oct 17, 2022
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Vote no on constitutional convention to protect personal freedoms

I ask all Alaskans to come together and vote no.

  • Oct 11, 2022
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Join me in voting against a constitutional convention

Let’s pull together and vote no.

  • Oct 10, 2022
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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, gave her annual address to the Alaska State Legislature Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at the Capitol building in Juneau. Murkowski’s speech emphasized bipartisanship and making Alaska ready for the opportunities brought by the recent infrastructure package. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Murkowski helps Alaska’s present and future

When I think about the future, I think about the children in our state. I want them to live in a state that allows them… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2022
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, gave her annual address to the Alaska State Legislature Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at the Capitol building in Juneau. Murkowski’s speech emphasized bipartisanship and making Alaska ready for the opportunities brought by the recent infrastructure package. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Our freedom, our vote

Bipartisan investigations by the U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee have shown that former President Donald Trump and his allies engaged in a conspiracy, knowingly… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2022
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Opinion: Simply put, vote no on constitutional conventions

Make time to vote on Nov. 8 and vote against holding a constitutional convention

  • Oct 5, 2022
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Opinion: Doing the Prop 4 math

The city says repeal of Proposition 4, “will not cause property taxes to increase or decrease.” Any property tax bill is calculated by multiplying the… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2022
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This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol.  (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Join me in opposing a constitutional convention

Alaska’s Constitution, when compared to most other states, is held in high esteem. In the 1955 background research leading to development of our constitution much… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2022
  • By George Elgee
This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol.  (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Base your Prop 4 vote on legitimate arguments

I have not decided on how to vote on Proposition 4. Both sides make arguments worth considering - with one exception. The Prop 4 proponents… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
A new track and artificial turf field could be on the way to Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park if voters decide to OK $6.6 million in general obligation bond debt to go toward the funding of construction and equipment costs for park improvements at city-located parks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: A yes vote on Prop 2 is important for Juneau

“A good deed for our family, community and the next generation.”

  • Sep 23, 2022
A new track and artificial turf field could be on the way to Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park if voters decide to OK $6.6 million in general obligation bond debt to go toward the funding of construction and equipment costs for park improvements at city-located parks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows a return envelope for the upcoming municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Here’s why I’m voting against funding a new City Hall

City should dedicate resources to housing.

  • Sep 19, 2022
This photo shows a return envelope for the upcoming municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows the top of a City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election ballot. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Vote no on Prop 4

Absent accurate data, there’s a tendency for high-valued properties to be systemically under-assessed

  • Sep 16, 2022
This photo shows the top of a City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election ballot. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)