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To the editor: The news of Pirate’s return to the community is justifiably sparking concern. But do you know what’s not sparking concern? The district attorney’s actions in 2016 that have led to Pirate’s freedom today.

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To the editor: If your are unsure about the threat of global warming and what it means, use your browser to search for these phrases for the most reliable information on this topic: “American Academy of Sciences position on global warming” and the “Royal Society position on global warming.” …

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To the editor: In a long-ago movie, Charles Laughton portrayed Henry VIII at dinner. Savagely gnawing a haunch of meat and throwing the bone over his shoulder, he proclaimed: “Decency is dead. Manners are a thing of the past.”

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To the editor:There is a countdown to helping — or harming — Alaska’s most vulnerable people. If the Legislature does not take action in the first five days of the 2020 legislative session, thousands of Alaskans face losing mental health and substance abuse treatment. Chances are we all know…

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To the editor: It costs the Alaska Dog Mushers Association $5,000 to $15,000 a season to groom and maintain just under 30 miles of “nonmotorized multi-use recreational trail” as described by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which manages the majority of the land in play that is part o…

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To the editor: Earlier this week in an op-ed in the News-Miner (Nov. 24), Interior Secretary David Bernhardt called for passage of the Restore Our Parks Act to increase funding to take care of the massive infrastructure repair backlog in our national parks. The National Parks Conservation As…

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To the editor: The ongoing controversy about Hilcorp’s potential purchase of BP’s assets in Alaska and the ongoing controversy about Senate Bill 21 oil tax credits and Alaska’s Fair Share and the ongoing controversy about the PFD formula has brought me to the conclusion that Alaska should ta…

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To the editor: We were invited to a friend’s house for a Halloween party around the Kody/Bentley/Slater drive area. We walked around the neighborhood and trick-or-treated with our 11-year-old headless man and 7-year-old vampire. We were pleasantly surprised at how many houses really went all…

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To the editor: I have written my representatives in Washington and have voiced my displeasure with the lack of progress, and now it looks like they think we are not paying attention. We the people of Alaska want our representatives to know we expect them to do their jobs, give us updates, fo…

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To the editor: This week well over a dozen members of the Fairbanks community, including the military, joined Sen. Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young and me at the Lockheed Martin F-35 assembly plant in Fort Worth, Texas, where we were able to see Alaska’s own F-35As currently in production…

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To the editor: The Fairbanks North Star Borough continues to reduce services to the property tax-paying citizens. The plan now is to cut four trash collection sites, including Moose Creek. This will deeply harm all the residents of Moose Creek and those along Eielson Farm Road.

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To the editor: Alaska’s senators are co-sponsoring Senate Bill 2426, which, if passes, will push the deadline for our community to comply with PM2.5 standards forward another 10 years. We’ve managed to kick the air pollution issue down the smoky road for 10 years with no real penalties. This…

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To the editor: Roundabouts to calm traffic where Chena Hot Springs Road meets the Steese Highway. Oh, come on. If DOT put a camera texting tickets to speeders in the 40 mph zone, it would solve the problem and earn enough in fines to pay for Dunleavy’s supersized PFD voter bribe.

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To the editor: Just in case any of your astute readers were wondering whatever happened to this old codger, I recently returned from a monthlong visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the land of my birth and upbringing. After an absence of over 40 years, I fell in love once again with the…

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To the editor: I will be relocating to the Fairbanks/North Pole area and am interested in opening a roller-skating rink. I am just researching, as funding would need to be justified for investors before moving forward.

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To the editor: I concur with Melissa Brown who wrote the Inside Business Column, “There’s is a lot in the world to be hopeful about” (Daily News-Miner, Oct. 20). However, her column does not accurately depict the ever-widening disparity between the rich and poor that includes a disparity in …

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To the editor: This newspaper reported Rep. Don Young and junior Sen. Dan Sullivan are already staunchly against impeaching this peccant president, prematurely spouting opinions without fully informed intellectual reasoning.

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To the editor: I am sorry the wording of my Oct. 3 letter about the borough’s Van Tran service was misleading. I suggested a reporter from the News-Miner talk to Van Tran staff thinking that the reporter might write a very positive article on Van Tran services to focus attention on its need …

To the editor: My family and I have been visiting the Shannon Park neighborhood on Halloween for the past several years. It’s a very trick-or-treat friendly part of Fairbanks and generally provides a safe environment for our two young children to experience trick-or-treating as it should be …

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To the editor: The unprecedented sale of British Petroleum’s Alaska assets to Hilcorp, LLC, including its majority stake in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, is moving along with as yet little scrutiny by our legislators. However, the combination of Hilcorp’s reprehensible environmental and …

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To the editor: I am a fisheries biologist working in part on salmon migrations in the Yukon River. I was profoundly disturbed by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial on Oct. 27, suggesting that we missed a great opportunity 60 years ago to produce tremendous amounts of power by construct…

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To the editor: Archaeological evidence show that even back many thousands of years ago leaders and their supporters tried to influence public opinion by publicizing exaggerated versions of their triumphs, ignoring or minimizing their failures, or even spinning those failures as victories.

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To the editor: An average of three children a day — approximately 1,100 children under the age of 15 — die each year in house fires. Ninety percent of fire deaths involving children occur in homes without smoke alarms. Sadly, many of these tragic deaths could be avoided with working smoke alarms.

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To the editor: In the past year I have written our three congressional representatives, Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski and Don Young, three times regarding solutions to the opioid crisis and the gross abuse of drugs in America and in our local area. I sent a number of articles from the News-Mi…

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To the editor: The term ‘Lynch Trial’ is named after Charles Lynch, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses during the revolutionary period who had the propensity of carrying out extra-legal trials without due process of English Loyalists, resulting in their deaths.

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To the editor: I am a former Fairbanks Diversity Council member and am deeply saddened to hear about the drop of community membership on the Diversity Council (News-Miner, Oct. 29). Fairbanks is such a multicultural place. I think it is very important to have a Diversity Council to represent…

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To the editor: I thought Don Ross’ Community Perspective in Saturday’s paper (Oct. 26) was right on point. Some things that people do are just indefensible. So when I hear people on the news making excuses for our president, I must wonder what is going through their minds. When President Don…

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To the editor: Back off and be patient and let the process work? This was the response to requests that the Alaska Board of Game hold an emergency meeting before the start of the trapping season to fairly and objectively consider closing state lands to wolf killing on the northern boundary o…

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To the editor: This letter comes from a “Cradle Catholic,” a woman who was 14 at the closing of Vatican II and who has been actively involved in church ministry for 52 years. I have been following the Synod meetings in Rome concerning the Amazon region in Brazil.

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To the editor: Being a former window manufacturer who specialized in cold-weather, rough-use windows, I am continuously studying available information on windows and energy efficiency for our climate. I’ve noticed much information being distributed is heavily loaded with financing options an…

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To the editor: The planets lined up recently (Mike Dunleavy and Donald Trump — temporarily, in a political sense) for the large scale mining industry. Now, with the help of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, they are making a forced fast march to take the prize — a priva…

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To the editor: There is a disturbing phenomenon permeating many in the Fairbanks population that I call, for want of a better term, the “reality disconnect.” If there were a municipal water supply with fluorides added, we could conspiratorially postulate that the general population has under…

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To the editor: A celebration of sorts occurred earlier this month. The 50th HIPOW Dinner was the finale to a weekend’s worth of events, all in support of the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a graduate of Monroe Catholic School, made her usual guest appearance.

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To the editor: I am writing this letter after reading my morning paper (Monday, Oct. 21). What a great start to my day to see such a positive front page of the News-Miner. Every story reeled me in, and I read every word of every story! Even Sourdough Jack had a comical comment pertaining to …

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To the editor: I’m just curious as to how many ride-alongs Heather Koponen (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Oct. 17) has been on with the Fairbanks Police Department? How many confrontations has she observed with armed people screaming they want to die and don’t mind killing a few cops?

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To the editor:  President Donald Trump has proved once again to earn the nickname “Putin Light.” Just like Republican Sen. Mitch “Man the barricades” McConnell is also known as “Moscow Mitch.”

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To the editor:  As a 58-year Alaska resident, I’m outraged and deeply saddened at the plan by the state-funded Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to build the Ambler Road across pristine Arctic wilderness and with no respect for the consequences for those lands, the animals t…

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To the editor: The most important Alaska business deal in a generation is currently underway, but hardly anyone is talking about it. I’m referring to British Petroleum’s proposed sale of its trans-Alaska Pipeline System assets to Hilcorp, a privately owned Texas LLC. As Fairbanksans know, TA…

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Community Perspective

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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