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Empire Editorial: On Election Day, these candidates deserve your vote

It was just a few weeks ago when this newspaper made a plea for Juneauites to step forward and run for municipal office. In case you haven't attended one of the nearly half-dozen debates and forums hosted in recent weeks, a proud few accepted the call.

My Turn: Reasons to be excited for ski season

As snow begins to fall across the Last Frontier, Juneauites turn their thoughts to what is happening up at Eaglecrest.

by Ben Brown

My Turn: Pope Francis' trip delivers a dividend for all

As an Alaskan already spending my Permanent Fund Dividend check and as someone “wowed” by Pope Francis’ blunt talk on immigration, social justice, poverty and climate, I could not pass...
by Kate Troll

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

My Turn: Healing the collective trauma of 9/11

I completely disagree with everything stated in the Juneau Empire's Sept. 24 editorial "Reckless endangerment.
By Rich Moniak

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

My Turn: Candidate questions to consider

Looking toward our city elections next Tuesday, Oct. 6, here are questions you might ask yourself while weighing your choices of candidates.

My Turn: Terrified migrants - the crucible of our experiment in democracy

The Juneau Empire editorial "Reckless Endangerment" opens positive possibilities for grasping the underlying human meaning of our beloved "American Dream.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: An apparent slaughter of more than two dozen walruses on Alaska's northwest coast last week was enough to shock the ...

My Turn: Will Alaska cash in on its natural gas?

A recent Brookings Institution policy brief explored the impact that a cumbersome, and perhaps unpredictable regulatory environment coupled with massive capital investments, could have on the ...

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Cut state travel spending

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Alaska officials should severely limit state travel, particularly given the latest $91,000 trip taken by 42 legislators and staff.

My Turn: Seward's statue, scars and all

Kudos to the William H. Seward commemorative statue committee for a decision they made recently, concerning the statue they are commissioning to celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of the ...

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to forward thinking. The City and Borough of Juneau is requesting that the Assembly approve the creation of a new position that would educate the public on marijuana legalization and ...

Alaska Editorial: Alaska should open its doors to refugees

The following editorial first appeared in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: At this moment, thousands of refugees are fleeing some of the worst places on Earth - Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, among others - ...

My Turn: Another Southeast Alaska salmon success story

Sept. 23 marked the official end of summer and the beginning of fall, but in Southeast Alaska words like "summer" and "fall" are less about the calendar and more about the level of activity.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

My Turn: It's time for Alaska to drive its destiny

Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and I enlisted the help of seventh-grader Shania Sommer from Palmer to announce the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend.

Empire Editorial: UA's budget strategy is akin to climate change denial

There are two ways to address an unpleasant truth: You can confront it, or you can deny it. The University of Alaska has chosen the latter course.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Empire Editorial: Don't butter up the bears

We've all heard that keeping food away from bears is quite possibly the most important thing humans can do to prevent conflicts, habituation and confrontations between bears and people. This time ...

My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits

"The answer to our state's fiscal challenge will come from disciplining state spending," Frank Murkowski once said on the campaign trail.
By Rich Moniak

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

My Turn: Alaskans' dignity worth paying for

Like every 7 year old, my granddaughter says the darnedest things.

My Turn: Reflections of Alaska's fiscal situation

The other day I was driving past Genoa heading toward Tuscany.

Letters to the Editor

Articles from the Letters section archive

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Letter: Vote out incumbents and recall the rest

It's my turn to talk about Juneau's senior sales tax exemptions. I am only 60 years old, so I don't get any benefit from the senior tax exemption.

Letter: Stricter rules needed for trapping

The time has come for stricter trapping regulations across the state of Alaska. There are countless stories of dogs, people and non-targeted wildlife being injured or killed by traps.

Letter: Vote for Greg Fisk for mayor

It is my pleasure to express my support for Greg Fisk, candidate for Mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Letter: Senior tax exemption

In the two hours of testimony at a city meeting last Monday, only four or five people approved the changes in the current senior citizen sales tax exemptions.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Letter: Editorial filled with hateful paranoia

My great-grandfather Peter Foy immigrated to the U.S. from County Mayo in the era of "No Irish Need Apply." He was young, poor and (gasp!) Catholic. Papists, with their untrustworthy allegiances, ...

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