Letter to the Editor

To the editor: In Bill O’Reilly’s column in the Monday, Jan. 18 paper, O’Reilly states that voting to convict Donald Trump in the Senate would damage the Republican Party immensely. I disagree.

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To the editor: This letter is in response to the Monday, Jan. 18 front-page article on our Alaska state Interior legislators. Most of the proposed bills are thoughtful and are in the interest of all Alaskans.

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To the editor: Having so many vote for Trump after four years of scandal but still supported by the opinions and fact-avoidance of certain right-wing media gives me more appreciation of how good people in Germany were turned into the war criminals responsible for killing millions of innocent…

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To the editor: Like most citizens, I am an arm-chair legislator. Lacking the courage to run for office, I nevertheless feel I know better than those who represent us what’s wrong with our society and how to correct it. In that spirit, I have some words of advice, not only for those returning…

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To the editor: For all those Trump supporters who still believe he is not culpable for the rioting Jan. 6 that endangered both Vice President Pence and the Congress doing their constitutional duties, please review the many speeches and tweets over the past two months as well as the past four…

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To the editor: Many thanks to the local medical teams and the Alaska Department of Health for the two-day vaccination project this past Friday and Saturday at the Carlson Center. Everyone who pitched in — the medical professionals, administrative staff and volunteers — did a masterful job of…

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To the editor: Hi! My name is Penelope F. Dyer. I am 7 years old. I am in second grade at Barnette Magnet School. I am writing about the picketing. The picketing is happening on Jan. 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The picketing is about not reopening schools until it’s safe from COVID. Bring a poster …

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To the editor: My husband and I were among the 600-plus people vaccinated at the Carlson Center on Friday. After hearing about the miserable experiences of people in other states and earlier in the week fighting our state’s lamentably repetitive and cumbersome computer registration system fo…

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To the editor: The vaccination clinic held this past weekend at the Carlson Center ran like a fine-tuned clock. I want to thank all the agencies and volunteers who made this event happen. From the time I entered the parking lot, I was guided to the next step in the process. Every volunteer I…

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To the editor: Thank you to all the folks who gave the coronavirus vaccine to seniors this weekend at the Carlson Center. Getting the appointment was, as others have pointed out, a bit confusing, but I was able to get one for Saturday noon. When I arrived, navigating the parking lot was easy…

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To the editor: We just received our COVID-19 vaccinations at the Carlson Center this weekend, and we want to send kudos to whomever was in charge of organizing this event. We are impressed at how smoothly everything unfolded. It was obvious there was a very excellent plan behind it all. Lots…

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To the editor: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “I’m concerned about a better world, I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood; I’m concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about that, he can never advocate violence.” A better world, justice, brotherhood, truth, …

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To the editor: The rapid development of vaccines to combat COVID-19 raises our hopes of getting out of the pandemic that is having such a devastating impact on Alaskans’ health and the state’s economy. Yet in spite of months to plan and prepare for vaccine distribution, the state of Alaska r…

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To the editor: Grocery store workers have been on the front line from the beginning of the virus problem. As have producers like farmers and ranchers, distributors, transporters, especially truck drivers. My hat is off to grocery store workers who have kept us and other front line workers fed.

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To the editor: The state of Alaska, section of epidemiology published a new report on Tuesday, Jan. 12, about the effectiveness of the mask mandate and targeted restrictions in public spaces that Anchorage used to try to slow the spread of COVID-19. The report can be accessed via this link: …

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To the editor: Congratulations to the multi-agency Interior Alaska Unified Command of local health providers who envisioned, planned and are now carrying-out a mass vaccination clinic at the Carlson Center for those age 65 and older.

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To the editor: I want to send my thanks to all the health care givers associated with the COVID vaccination clinics, especially the Fairbanks Public Health and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital staff. Not only have they been dealing with thousands of Fairbanks residents wanting and needing the vac…

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To the editor: I read Wednesday how the school board met via Zoom to decide on opening up the teacher and staff contracts for safety negotiations. Kudos to them for that, but I see a hypocritical double standard here.

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To the editor: Last year the highest law officer in the state, then-Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, willfully violated Alaska law when he sexually harassed a female state employee with unwanted physical touch and over 500 text messages of a romantic and/or sexual nature. Governor Dunleavy a…

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To the editor: I just read the paper. A letter by Sandy Clark related my exact same case about the vaccine. I have spent hours in this effort. At one point I spent perhaps an hour and a half, even scanning in my insurance cards, only to hit the enter button and having it tell me that no vacc…

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To the editor: In his Dec. 10 Community Perspective, Sen. Dan Sullivan accuses Democrats of jeopardizing national security by passing defense budget reductions. In fact, the U.S. defense budget is greater than that of the next 10 nations. Since China and Russia are the only two on that list …

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To the editor: It seems that President Trump’s comment that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not suffer consequences might come true if we are not forceful in demanding accountability. President Trump, his Republican legislative enablers and the “conservative news commentators” who p…

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To the editor: Energy is a critical economic driver for Alaska. Innovations in clean energy in particular are helping secure a more sustainable, reliable and affordable energy future for all Alaskans. From increasing development of renewable energies to investing in energy efficiency and gri…

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To the editor: Thank you, Sen. Murkowski, for calling on President Donald Trump to resign. Thank you also for admitting that you and other Republicans bear some of the responsibility for what happened. I hope that the House of Representatives submits well-reasoned articles of impeachment and…

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To the editor: Last week’s attempted armed coup was clearly the work of white supremacists, misogynists, QAnon freaks, neo-Nazis and Klansmen. They wanted to violently install Trump as president despite losing the election. In a recent letter, Sen. Sullivan stated:

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To the editor: As vaccine distribution continues in slow motion and a new, more contagious variant of the virus makes its way across our country, the school board must reconsider its decision to reopen our schools. One or more people could die because of this decision. More will require hosp…

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To the editor: AIDEA should be congratulated on purchasing a major set of oil and gas leases at rock bottom prices. Buying when cheap and renting, selling or drilling when oil is dear is smart. It permits Alaskans, not Californians, to control their future in the oil economy. It will allow A…

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To the editor: Many knew it could be a rough ride hearing Donald Trump’s “American Carnage” inaugural address in 2017. Though we now understand his legacy as one of lies, duplicity, ineptitude, thuggery and corruption, few could have imagined the level of Trump-inspired violence and criminal…

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To the editor: I have people very close to me that I consider both intelligent and productive citizens who have been staunch supporters of President Donald Trump since he took office four years ago. Though I did not agree with his election, I supported the fact that he got elected and wanted…

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To the editor: Almost one year ago the Senate held an impeachment trial to remove Donald Trump as president of the United States. If the Senate, including our two senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, had done their duty and voted to convict, we would not have witnessed the assault on o…

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To the editor: So the riots, fire bombing and destruction of businesses and communities and resulting injuries to our most valuable public safety personnel going on in major cities like Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, etc., is “peaceful protesting”... but the recent events …

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To the editor: The president of the United States over the course of several years has built a large group of “followers.” During and after the 2020 election, the executive branch of the government — the president — incited his followers with blatant misinformation and lies. He called on his…

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To the editor: Jan. 6 was marked by two debacles: the rampage at the Capitol in D.C. and the opening of bids at the ANWR oil and gas lease sale. The lease sale raised a whopping $14.4 million. That’s in contrast to the $18 billion estimated in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was champi…

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To the editor: Who holds the right to determine what businesses are critical or not during this pandemic? Many private businesses that put food on their families’ tables are being considered not critical while Best Buy is a critical business. Fairbanks has allowed public schools to reopen at…

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To the editor: I think most people have heard that one bad apple can spoil the whole barrel. In response to Richard L. Randolph’s letter, he is correct that “in fact, the authors of our Constitution foresaw just the circumstances we are living through and” provided safeguards “to prevent the…

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To the editor: On my mother’s side, my ancestors first arrived on this continent on the second boat from England. On my father’s side, all had arrived prior to the Revolutionary War. They fought for the new republic and the right to determine our future. They moved West at the first opportun…

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To the editor: Wednesday, we witnessed a delusional President Trump incite an angry mob to the commit insurrection. The security of our Capitol was breached, putting our elected leaders in grave danger. Chaos, destruction, injury and death resulted. During this riot, Trump told the demonstra…

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To the editor: No one should be surprised that our outgoing president encouraged the armed insurrection experienced on the 6th of January since he has been on this path for four years. It’s incredible that the Republican leaders in the Senate recently said they had to win the two Senate seat…

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To the editor: These are times that try men’s/women’s souls and exposes their true character. Dan Sullivan and Don Young are primarily staying silent, which speaks volumes, and Lisa Murkowski is falsely defending her support for Biden as her constitutional duty. Tell me, Lisa, what is the Tr…

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To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank Senator Murkowski for assuring us she will do the right thing and vote to affirm the Electoral College vote count that has former Vice President Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump. There should be no question that she would do o…

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To the editor: Joe Biden wants everyone to come together under his leadership to work for what’s best for the country. In the spirit of fairness, I think we should all pledge to treat him, his administration and all other Democrats with exactly the same amount of cooperation and respect they…

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To the editor: I wonder why Gov. Mike Dunleavy doesn’t fly our flags at half-staff in respect for the COVID deaths and their families and friends. This might also remind the rest of us to wear our masks and maintain social distances to attempt to slow down the spread of this deadly disease.

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To the editor: In the event that President Biden secures a deal with Iran or North Korea, there must be permission for us to inspect any suspicious location immediately. Otherwise, the nuclear weapon material will always be one suspicious location ahead of the inspectors.

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