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To the editor: Within the Anchorage school district alone, at least 45,000 students have been denied in-person education for a significant period of time during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has had a variety of negative outcomes for students, K-12, such as increased instances of child abuse a…

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To the editor: I just wanted to welcome your new sportswriter, Hart Pisani, to Fairbanks. I truly enjoy his eloquent irreverence. I do not agree with everything he writes but that is the fun in having someone who causes you to think and justify your beliefs.

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To the editor: Once again I am totally amazed by the state of Alaska and its current administration. No foresight or planning for a more sustainable future. The state of Alaska is over-reaching.

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To the editor: Our country is now so politically divided that on any issue at any time, one group thinks the other is crazy. It seems quite strange to me that every person in our country wouldn’t want to: 1) help people who need help; 2) follow safety measures and protocols to stop the sprea…

To the editor: I am troubled by the headlined story in the paper on April 1 concerning non-payment of marijuana excise taxes. The title of the article, “Lots of cannabis cultivators owe state millions in taxes,” is not only misleading, it is not true.

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To the editor: Steven Hjelm was tragically found dead last week, having been missing for over two months in Fairbanks. While sending airline freight at a local shipper, I mentioned the man’s death in a tragic tone to one of the employees. He also showed sympathy for this local tragedy but ad…

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To the editor: It’s great to see that the entrepreneurial skills of local, young mover-and-shaker Zachary Mason are successfully paying the rent for his new tutoring employees. Go forth and prosper, Mr. Mason.

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To the editor: I loved reading about the soldiers of Unit FFSC2-8 in the March 20, 2021, newspaper! Thank you SSG Jimmy Spring, 1SG Kevin Poyer, Capt. Tyler Strause and especially the 51 soldiers who shoveled driveways and sidewalks around town! Kris Capps’ article about the volunteer projec…

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To the editor: Which of these is a crisis? A pandemic that has killed over half a million Americans and is still killing over 2,000 every day? And that has eliminated millions of jobs? And that has spurred the federal government to spend trillions of dollars to keep things going?

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To the editor: I read the opinion piece by serial sexual harasser, Bill O’Reilly, in the March 26 FDNM. It reminded me of the Letter to the Editor placed with the FDNM on Jan. 17 titled “A Full & Complete Explanation On Kevin Clarkson.” That letter was requesting that Gov. Dunleavy expla…

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To the editor: Beaucoup voluntary, self-inflicted caustic causations have made the GOP a minority party for over three decades. Losers incapable of winning the majority popular vote for president since 1984.

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To the editor: Many of you who fly to or from Alaska to the Lower 48 states have noticed a number of passengers in workman’s garb and some in lawyer uniforms (pin stripes, etc).

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To the editor: In response to Alex Koponens’ recent editorial (and with no disrespect) the Republican Party has been representing the money and power in this country for my entire adult life. It is their “platform.”

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To the editor: I am very disappointed with the News-Miner staff for allowing the eye grabbing inflammatory headline on top of the front page of the paper on Friday, March 26, 2021, titled “Alaska lowest-taxed state in comparison of state, local rates.”

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To the editor: Just to let you know, in these dire times, I value the News-Miner more than ever. Yes, I’d be happy to find it fatter and carrying better news but today’s edition was a step in the right direction with Kris Capp’s article on “Art in the Arctic ...”

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To the editor: Republicans say that they are for law and order. Do their actions match their rhetoric? They castigated Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to impeach a president who very obviously broke laws and violated his duty to protect Americans. Is this supporting law and order?

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To the editor: The Greater Fairbanks Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Unit 1001 stands in solidarity with the Asian American community and other victimized groups subjected to racial discrimination and violence in our community, state and cou…

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To the editor: In an interesting recent scientific paper in Nature, Caesar et. al. (February 2021) use proxy data to indirectly trace the strength of the northward transport of heat in the Atlantic Ocean by examining the overall strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AM…

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To the editor: Thanks to COVID-19, health, immunity and sanitized surfaces have been at the forefront of our daily lives for months. In the January 2021 publication of Alaska Pulse there was an article on how two out of three Alaska adults have underlying health conditions that increase thei…

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To the editor: I want to applaud Sen. Lisa Murkowski for her independent thinking. Tuesday’s front page article stating the Alaska GOP censures her is more a condemnation of the Republican Party than a black mark for Sen. Murkowski. She has often shown that she examines each issue and makes …

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To the editor: During the 19th and 20th centuries, hunting, trapping and habitat loss drove gray wolves to near extinction. Conservation efforts made possible by the Endangered Species Act has allowed them to come back and begin to reestablish some of their former habitats.

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To the editor: Congratulations to Dallas Seavey. What a great redemption win after the ridiculous claims of cheating that were rescinded after a tireless fight with the former Iditarod committee.

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To the editor: The oil industry is a century-old house of cards that will someday collapse. If we can somehow brace this feeble capitalist structure, by replacing some of the cards with methodical concrete rafters, we may lessen the fall for our oil dependent society.

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To the editor: I’m entering my 40s. A man I met once named Brian explained in a documentary on Athabascan cancer rates, “Our immune system is like a grizzly bear inside of us that protects us from all diseases and sickness and roots them out. God, in his brilliance, gave it to us.”

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To the editor: I have lived in Fairbanks more than 50 years. I have seen some things, but this cheap, chiseling stunt the city of Fairbanks is pulling to deny compensation for the Fairbanks Four has got to take the cake!

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To the editor: In 1911, 110 years ago, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated. Due to an emphasis on improving working conditions for women working outside the home, initially the day was called “International Working Women’s Day.”

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