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To the editor: With the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks, we should set in motion an effective and solid local hire resolution and law for all Alaskans.

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To the editor: How about extensive de-escalation training and policies instead of more Fairbanks investment in “less lethal force” and the trigger finger mindset that apparently goes with this?

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I was the president of Right to Life-Interior Alaska, and so when members or volunteers have experiences relating to life issues, they often share them with me.

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To the editor: I have been a subscriber to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for about 40 years. During that time I’ve always enjoyed the editorial page(s). The quality of most letters to the editor demonstrate that we have a discerning and literate community, well-spoken, and articulate, and t…

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To the editor: In our area, we’ve just concluded Fairbanks Stands & Prays for 40 Days, mirrored off of the worldwide movement 40 Days for Life. It’s an event with a three-part strategy of prayer, vigil and fasting. On a worldwide level, there have been over 100 abortion mills shutdown, a…

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To the editor: The Fairbanks North Star Borough has a relatively high aging population. There are many drivers among the older set. Unfortunately for me, I lost my right to drive due to a stroke in July. I now rely on friends or the borough’s Van Tran for transportation. Sometimes, neither a…

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To the editor: Almost every day, another Democratic representative in Congress states that they have sworn to uphold the Constitution and therefore must exercise their constitutional oversight of the duly elected president of the United States by impeaching him. While their zeal is commendab…

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If Lowry was paying attention, he would know that Thunberg stated during her testimony before Congress, “I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists.”

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To the editor: I was delighted to see the word “consolidation” in a headline in Sunday’s Daily News-Miner. In the early 1960s I was a charter member of the Fairbanks League of Women Voters. This was shortly after Alaska became a state and dividing the state into boroughs, as prescribed by th…

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To the editor: Sunday, Oct. 6, the Fairbanks Symphony, the Women’s Chorus and a guest scientist from NASA, Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado, collaborated with our great symphony director Eduard Zilberkant to treat the Fairbanks audience to one the most superb and soaring events I have ever experie…

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To the editor: The biggest threat facing the University of Alaska system is the cloud of uncertainty. I urge university administration — at all levels — to move quickly and decisively in making the changes needed to allow the university to thrive in this new economic environment. Until we ca…

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To the editor: For the last week or longer, two sandhill cranes with grievous injuries, one with an apparent broken wing and one with an apparent broken leg, have been sighted near the fence by the parking lot of Creamer’s Field along College Road.

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To the editor: Lost in the debate over university funding is the cause of the problem: The governor’s budget cuts have put the institution in a desperate situation. The Board of Regents approved the consolidation plan as the best way to address the crisis. Therefore, it seems disingenuous to…

To the editor: Just imagine if in 2011 Obama had admitted to asking a foreign government to investigate a potential political opponent. What do you think would have been the reaction of Republican voters, let alone Republican politicians and right-wing media?

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To the editor: Well, it’s that time of year again. Days are getting darker and people with their overpowered, poorly aimed high-intensity discharge light, driving lights and off-road auxiliary lights just can’t help themselves by showing us how bright they are and how many lumens they have t…

To the editor: On Sept. 24, the Department of Natural Resources published a notice of a proposed water rights reservation on behalf of the Department of Fish and Game for the Koyukuk River. They provided a table of requested flows throughout the year with a maximum requested flow of 63,000 c…

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To the editor: In response to Martha Raynolds’ letter to the editor of Sept. 29, “Don’t read Rich Lowry,” Rich Lowry has his opinion and she has hers. So I suggest she go read the Bill of Rights.

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To the editor: As an LGBTQ+ Fairbanksan with a rare disease, I firmly believe everyone should have affordable and safe access to health care. Earlier this year, the Trump administration instituted new restrictions on Title X, a program that provides reproductive health care to millions of lo…

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To the editor: Thank you for another comedic fluff piece from Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen. Your devotion to entertaining readers with his laughable arguments is impressive.

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To the editor: “We must preserve Christian civilization.” Franklin D. Roosevelt said that. This is one of the reasons I will vote for Aaron Gibson for Fairbanks City Council and Jim Matherly for mayor.

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To the editor: The Fairbanks North Star Borough school board needs the right mix of political understanding, fiscal responsibility and creativity to promote joyful learning, supported teachers, and great results from our local schools. I have had the privilege of working with Brandon Boylan …

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To the editor: As mayor, Jim Matherly refused to acknowledge that civil rights are a settled matter in this country. He tried to turn Fairbanks backward in history, and he fomented needless division in our community with his veto of the council’s decision to prohibit discrimination. Due to h…

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To the editor: I am writing this to voice my strong support for Kathryn Dodge for Fairbanks mayor. Fairbanks is a small, strong, vibrant and diverse community that I am proud to have made my home for the past 30 years. We need a mayor who understands our town, who can represent all of the pe…

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To the editor: I have been listening to the following radio ad for the past year. It starts out like this. “As humans we ask ourselves all kinds of questions, but what if we were forced to ask ourselves a question every day that affected the outcome of some of the most basic things, the most…

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To the editor: Professor Brandon Boylan has been a mentor and colleague of mine for many years now, and I fully support him for the Fairbanks North Star Borough school board. He is a lifelong educator and understands that the key to success in a university begins with the K-12 systems. His s…

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To the editor: In his most recent column, Rich Lowry says, “Don’t listen to Greta Thunberg.” Well, she would agree with that part of his column. As she says, don’t listen to her, listen to the climate scientists, read the U.N. reports, and work together to figure out responses to deal with t…

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To the editor: In the five years since Senate Bill 21 passed, the state of Alaska has been paying subsidies to the oil companies. Huge subsidies. We are supposed to be getting new wells and additional oil in the pipeline in return for those subsidies, but Joe Paskvan and Ray Metcalf and othe…

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To the editor: Mindy O’Neall is a person who will protect our economy from the oil companies, demand a decent wage for workers and work to preserve our quality of life. She is well-versed in the political process in the borough and state governments. She has the talent, education and passion…

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To the editor: If you haven’t heard, Alaska’s North Slope is on her way to another great era of substantial development. Some may even call it a renaissance. With the help of Senate Bill 21, our fiscal climate has attracted considerable monetary investments from both new and existing North S…

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To the editor: I plan to join my friends and neighbors to vote for Kathryn Dodge for mayor. She shares my values, and I have had enough of the heartache Mayor Jim Matherly has brought to our city.

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To the editor: I attended the Cantwell Elementary School in the late ’60s. Every morning we raised the American and Alaskan flags. Every afternoon we lowered and folded them. We learned about the flags. We learned about the Stars and Stripes and why it is the color it is. We learned about ho…

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To the editor: Jennifer Luke is a woman with passion. She is passionate about her community, her family, and her dedication to serve. Jennifer has served on the United Way board for years, helping to make a difference in our community. And now she wants to help make more of an impact.

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To the editor: It is with great sadness that I read Mayor Ward’s position on Mary Siah. This cozy, warm little pool Is such a joy that losing it would really hurt me and the community.

To the editor: Alaskans concerned about climate change need to urge our state government leaders to stop depending on oil income to finance our state. Oil may always be part of our state’s income because petroleum will always be needed, but it’s time we take responsibility to pay our way wit…

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To the editor: Last year, the Fairbanks City Council discussed and listened to much testimony on Ordinance 6093, the ordinance for equality. The overwhelming testimony they heard was in support of the ordinance. The council itself voted 4-2 to pass the ordinance. The mayor vetoed it. He said…

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To the editor:  A city does not thrive when its mayor uses the city’s dwindling pubic resources for his own personal use (Daily News-Miner, July 11). A city does not thrive when its mayor does not understand or value the human resources in outlying areas that are vital to the economic surviv…

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To the editor: I encourage the Fairbanks community to keep Shaun Tacke on the Borough Assembly. I have known and worked with him for years. He is born and raised and educated in Fairbanks, and I cannot underscore enough the value of that in serving as a representative of local residents. I r…

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To the editor: I am writing today to encourage this community to reelect Mayor Jim Matherly. I have known Jim for many years, and he is a remarkable man. Being born and raised here, he knows Fairbanks inside out. He has the experience we need. He has served multiple times on the Fairbanks Ci…

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To the editor: I am writing to share my reasons for supporting the reelection of Jim Matherly as mayor of Fairbanks. I have known Jim for decades and watched his leadership in the business community and elected office. He has made Fairbanks his highest priority and has worked hard to keep ou…

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Send Community Perspective submissions by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707) or via email (letters@newsminer.com). Submissions must be 500 to 750 words. Columns are welcome on a wide range of issues and should be well-written and well-researched with attribution of sources. Include a full name, email address, daytime telephone number and headshot photograph suitable for publication (email jpg or tiff files at 150 dpi.) You may also schedule a photo to be taken at the News-Miner office. The News-Miner reserves the right to edit submissions or to reject those of poor quality or taste without consulting the writer.

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