Letters

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:00

Letter: Vote for Muñoz

In the decades we have lived here, no one has done as much in the Legislature for Juneau as Rep. Cathy Muñoz. She looks out for state and city employees and jobs, and she understands the economy. Read more
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:00

Letter: More patients' rights, less suicide

Reducing the high rate of suicides in Alaska would be as simple as increasing disabled psychiatric patient's rights and the rights of individuals in crisis. Read more
Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

Letter: In response to Sam Cotten

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Commissioner Sam Cotten published "…Out of Bounds on Refuges" Sept. 4, and is short of memory portraying ADFG's protection for rural subsistence. An Oct. Read more

Letter: Future uses of the Alaska Court Plaza at Fourth and Main Streets

Aside from the Capital building itself, the site of the proposed statue of U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward is probably the most visible, prominent and arguably most important piece of real estate owned by the state of Alaska. Read more

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:22

Muñoz: I apologize for writing the two letters

Throughout my life, I have worked to help others. Often I have been accused of being too patient, and at times too compassionate.... Read more

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:03

A failed fiscal plan

Exactly how much has Bill Walker snatched from the pockets of every man, woman and child in Alaska this year?

How much would the Permanent... Read more

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:03

Pink salmon relief proposal

While I believe our state representative, Rep. Read more
Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

Letter: It's state overreach, not federal

I'm responding to Sam Cotton and Lisa Murkowski's op-eds claiming federal overreach with hunting rule changes in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. These are National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, it doesn't seem like they get that. Read more
Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

Letter: Improving our culture and our children's futures

Life is complicated and at times difficult, in spite of being very privileged and fortunate. This is one of those mornings of complexity and frustration. Read more
Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

Letter: Alaska needs more treatment options

As reported in the Juneau Empire on June 23, 2015: "Alaska's prison population grew by 27 percent between 2005 and 2014, the third-fastest rate in the United States. The cost is nearly $62,000 per inmate bed per year. Read more

Letter: Look for creative solutions

My opponent in the areawide Assembly race, Kate Troll, recently wrote a My Turn in which she described herself as a "social progressive" yet defended her vote to eliminate the sales tax exemption for Juneau seniors. Read more
Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:03

Letter: The call of eagles

Have you ever listened to the conversation of a convocation of eagles? Their call is clear, concise and focused, unlike a party of Stellar's jays' raucous noisy screeching. A raven's call changes at the trickster's whim with keen ability to manipulate. Read more

Letter: Thanks to Northrim Bank employee for thwarting internet fraud

My husband and I are going to Boston this fall. Investigating short-term rentals in the area on Craigslist, we found many appealing and reasonably-priced apartments. Read more
Sun, 09/04/2016 - 00:02

Letter: Should psychiatric institutes be privatized?

The Department of Health and Social Services in partnership with the Mental Health Trust Authority are studying the feasibility of privatizing the operations of state-run Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Read more
Sun, 09/04/2016 - 00:02

League Points to Ponder: Photo ID not required to vote

Editor's note: League Points to Ponder will be a regular segments by members of the Juneau League of Women Voters published in the Empire during election season. Read more
Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:03

Letter: In response to 'It takes a village to abuse a child'

The letters written by various community members in support of Thomas Jack Jr. and Mary Chessica Hauge shocked and dismayed me. Read more
Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

Letter: Back to school food

With the new school year starting, parents' to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. Read more
Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:04

Letter: Muñoz fails litmus test of character

I have worked with children for over 40 years as a teacher. Over the years I have had dozens of children in my classes who have been physically and sexually abused. Read more
Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:04

Letter: Cathy Muñoz, she gives so much of herself

Many of you know of me and my family, especially my grandson, SSgt. Thomas McRae, who was wounded in Afghanistan. Tom lost both of this legs, one arm and an eye. Read more
Sun, 08/28/2016 - 00:01

Letter: In support of Rep. Munoz

I have never contacted any news media in support of an elected official before today. However, Paula Ann Solis' article on Rep. Cathy Muñoz in the Aug. 21 edition of the Juneau Empire troubled me enough to respond. Read more
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