Letter to the editor

Recall still needed

To the editor: Three things trouble me about Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

First, he claims his restoration of some budget funds is not related to the recall effort. Hard to believe, because he only acted when recall signature-gathering across the state is showing such strength.

Second, he says he supports “Alaskan values.” But he hired non-resident Donna Arduin, who was not voted in by Alaskans and is being paid $170,000 a year from state money, to define those “values” in dollars, ignoring duly elected state legislators.

Third, Maya Angelou counseled, “When somebody shows you who he is, believe him.” Has the governor changed who he is in the last week? I doubt it.

We still need to recall our power-mad governor.


The Daily News-Miner encourages residents to make themselves heard through the Opinion pages. Readers' letters and columns also appear online at newsminer.com. Contact the editor with questions at letters@newsminer.com or call 459-7574.

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.

Letters to the editor

Send letters to the editor by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707), by fax (907-452-7917) or via email (letters@newsminer.com). Writers are limited to one letter every two weeks (14 days.) All letters must contain no more than 350 words and include a full name (no abbreviation), daytime and evening phone numbers and physical address. (If no phone, then provide a mailing address or email address.) The Daily News-Miner reserves the right to edit or reject letters without consulting the writer.

Submit your news & photos

Let us know what you're seeing and hearing around the community.