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To the editor: Admonishing President Donald Trump about his impeachment-worthy behavior during the Senate trial did not cause him to modify his actions. Instead, his exoneration by the Senate has emboldened him to continue to behave in a lawless manner. He seems to believe he can do most any…

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To the editor: The Democratic women of the U.S. House wore white to the State of the Union address to show their stand for women’s rights. When I saw this, I thought that the Republican women should have worn pink and blue and let those colors stand for the little ones who have been killed i…

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To the editor: I am writing today to express my appreciation of the Legislature’s commitment to supporting arts education in Alaska’s schools. For the next several days Arctic Light Elementary School on Fort Wainwright is being graced with art instruction from the wonderful local artist, Iri…

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To the editor: The Community Perspective by Rich Seifert on Feb. 17, “What does Alaska really need,” provides a wake-up call to Alaskans about the future viability of oil and gas production in our state. Income from selling oil (and gas) is on the way down, and it will continue down and even…

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To the editor: Thank you for the excellent article by Amanda Bohman and the fantastic photos of Hawkeye, the late North Pole Branch Library turtle that graced the front page of Saturday’s paper. I was sad to learn of his passing. In his own quiet way, he touched the lives of so many people. …

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To the editor: Sunday’s paper had an article about the Baker-Schultz carbon fee and dividend plan. This plan harnesses the most effective tool we have — the market economy — to minimize the damage caused by climate change. The efficiency of this approach is evident to many: Two-thirds of vot…

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To the editor: Lisa Murkowski is part of the problem, not the solution. The outright cowardice and failure of Senate Republicans to rein in Trump is unraveling our democracy day by day. Their defense and enablement of Trump’s worst impulses is unforgivable. Any parent who objectively examine…

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To the editor: The Alaska Geological Society has been around since 1958 and maintains the goal to share the love, science, and transfer of geosciences knowledge. Our members include the rock star of both the resource development and classical studies chapters of this science. It includes the…

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To the editor: I’m sure that Hawkeye, the North Pole Branch Library’s one-eyed turtle, did a fine job of “keeping an eye” on people and publications at that facility. Now, I have no bone to pick with the reposing reptile nor with those who enjoyed his placid presence. However, I find it sadl…

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To the editor: I just read your Feb. 12 “editorial,” on the top half of page A1. Odd placement for an editorial. It had a bold, inflammatory title stating that President Trump is going to slash rural funding.

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To the editor: I am writing to thank Fairbanks area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. The generosity of Fairbanks and the Interior enabled us to collect 4,047 shoebox gifts (not including online boxes) for Operation Christmas …

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To the editor: His Majesty Trump, aka Putin Light, has not honored his invitation to the White House for the newly elected president of the fledgling democracy of Ukraine. Then again, no man or woman can prove Trump has ever been an honorable man.

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To the editor: I’ve recently noticed references to Fairbanks Representative Bart LeBon as “anti-life” because of a procedural floor vote on an abortion bill. I, too, was puzzled when I heard what was being said about him, because I know him to be a pro-life supporter. Believing he deserved t…

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To the editor: District 3 Republicans recently met to select three names to forward to the governor for consideration of appointment to the District 3 House seat that is currently vacant. Former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Mike Prax was one of those selected and sticks out as be…

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To the editor: As an Alaska Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, I would like to thank Sen. Murkowski for her critical vote that prevented the Senate impeachment trial from turning into a communist-era show trial. Lost in the media frenzy over calling witnesses in the Senate trial is the …

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To the editor: Lisa Murkowski took an oath to be a fair and impartial juror in the impeachment trial conducted in the Senate chambers. Yet she voted to deny having witnesses and testimony presented. Trials, by their very nature, include witnesses and testimony. She was subsequently very voca…

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To the editor: Recently I had the pleasure of teaching short-term assignments with Arctic Light Elementary, at U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Wainwright. I was impressed with the academic dedication, politeness, and consideration extended by the students.

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To the editor: To their credit Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski have each explained their vote against receiving documents or having witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The reasons they have given leave me unconvinced.

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To the editor: There is no question about whether or not more information about possible improper/illegal actions by President Donald Trump will be revealed in the near future. Unfortunately, it will not be revealed in Congress, where the information should have come out, but rather in the p…

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To the editor: Dear Fairbanks residents, it’s winter. Please turn on your headlights. You can turn them off in May. Your fellow drivers, first responders, road workers and pedestrians sincerely thank you.

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To the editor: I was honored and humbled to announce this week that The Alaska Community Foundation will manage the Hilcorp Giving Program in Alaska. Over the next 12 months, ACF will see $5 million come under its management, but that’s just the beginning.

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To the editor: My family and I are disappointed in Lisa Murkowski. We have voted for her every time in the past, but I guess we were wrong. We were under the impression that she was one who stood for the people. We were wrong. How could she or anyone think that Donald Trump is not guilty? I …

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To the editor: The article by Heidi Rader of the Cooperative Extension Service (News-Miner, Feb. 2) painted a sobering picture of the Interior peony industry. As with any agricultural enterprise, business success or failure is complex and cannot rest on the shoulders of simple “over promotio…

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To the editor: I have been composing this in my mind, and now Senator Murkowski has publicly stated much of what I was thinking. She is correct that this impeachment trial is inherently unfair, due to the promise of acquittal in advance by the Senate majority. And prolonging the ordeal by co…

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To the editor: I can think of only one way to ensure that next November’s presidential election is fair, honest and free of any kind of voter fraud or foreign interference. The solution will be to just hand the election to Donald J. Trump. In doing so, the American people can be assured the …

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To the editor: There is so much animosity in our political parties concerning the impeachment that the real threat is no longer what the president did or did not do. Rather, it is the lasting effects of the highly charged emotional vitriol infecting the institutions of the House and the Sena…

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To the editor: I really thought Lisa Murkowski was tough as nails, that she could not be intimidated or forced to second guess on what is the right thing to do for the people of the United States. Our Constitution is what keeps us from taking the low road to lies and bribery.

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To the editor: Whether you are a Republican, independent or Democrat, you should be outraged by Lisa Murkowski’s refusal to hear witnesses, such as Bolton, Mulvaney, Barr and Giuliani, whom Donald Trump blocked from testifying. She has opened the door to tens of millions of dollars in Russia…

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To the editor: I sent a letter to Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski asking for full disclosure for Alaskans. I wrote them to follow up my phone call to their Fairbanks offices on the same subject. I wrote that as a retired North Slope project manager, I have had the time to listen to eig…

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To the editor: As we move forward into a new decade, I am happy to continue the First Lady’s Volunteer Awards, an annual tradition started by First Lady Bella Hammond in 1975 to recognize and pay tribute to a special group of volunteers who make extraordinary contributions to our communities…

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To the editor: Thank you April Schumacher and school board member Matthew Sampson and others for your courage to stand up for what is right and point out that we should not even be choosing this subject as curriculum material put before the school board for approval. See “Proposed LGBTQ clas…

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To the editor: Disappointed is an understatement on how I feel about Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s vote to not let the truth and consequences be heard and felt. She has, in the past, voted with her heart against the party when they were clearly off base. Our other Alaska senator and congressman are …

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To the editor: Even before the impeachment trial defense made its case, the mainstream press has been aiding their Democratic allies by asking every Republican senator they can get their hands on if they will now do the right thing and vote to remove President Donald Trump from office. This …

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To the editor: I had to laugh, but was more disgusted, when I read the letter to the editor in the Thursday, Jan. 30 edition from Sen. Lisa Murkowski thanking the firefighters who so bravely brought the fires under control. Seems to me this letter should have been sent quite a few months ago…

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To the editor: Last summer’s wildfires were among the worst Alaska has seen in decades. The skies filled with smoke, our main roads closed and neighborhoods evacuated. A total of 742 fires destroyed more than 2.5 million acres, which is about twice the size of Delaware.

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To the editor: It would be hard to illustrate the governing and moral abyss our national political representatives have led us to better than with Mr. Bueler’s letter to the editor of Sunday, Jan. 26. We Alaskans have been neutered into believing our values mean nothing and that we are at th…

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To the editor: Regarding the excellent article by Rep. Sara Hannan in the Jan. 20 Daily News-Miner, she was right on all fronts. I have been advocating reinstating the income tax for years. Jay Hammond said many times that his biggest regret while he was governor was in allowing the tax to b…

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To the editor: I believe that Lisa Murkowski will go down in history. The question is, of course, will she be remembered as one of the majority of Republican senators who protected a president who abused the power of his office for private gain? Or will she decide that her most important dut…

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To the editor: It is imperative that the Senate impeachment trial be conducted in a fashion that is serious, legitimate, and impartial, with all relevant evidence considered. This must include hearing from witnesses and entering documents into the record. The American voters have a right to …

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