Sunday, January 24, 2021

To the editor: The Fairbanks school board should not allow students to return to in-person classes with each other yet. Members of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Board of Education govern our public schools, and I admire the responsibility they are willing to bear. However, when they voted…

To the editor: The tumultuous events of last year made it easy to forget there’s a gubernatorial recall going on. Notwithstanding, the recall effort has made steady progress and is entering its final phase of signature-gathering before a special election can be held to determine Alaska’s fut…

To the editor: Sen. Robert Myers was recently quoted stating “election integrity is one of the top issues constituents are raising.” As his constituent, Alaska’s election integrity is not one of my top issues. Not even in the top 10.

To the editor: Thank you to the many people and organizations who provided COVID vaccines at the Carlson Center last weekend. It was an emotional experience to be in the line of cars pulling into the parking lot to be greeted first by the Volunteers in Policing with clipboards for screening.

To the editor: After spending several enjoyable years in Valdez, I moved to Fairbanks in 1978. I was delighted to discover the relative abundance of amenities Fairbanks offered. There was a variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. There were five (yes, five) roads leading out o…

To the editor: After reading the news last week, I began to write this letter with heartfelt criticism for those who would intentionally seek to make our new president’s term even more difficult than it needs to be as he addresses the crises we are facing. As I drafted and redrafted this let…

To the editor: President Joe Biden’s Inaugural speech urging both parties to stop the “un-civil war” was dead on. Donald Trump’s reckless behavior after states certified their electoral votes led to the unanticipated win by both Democrats in Georgia, resulting in a 50-50 Senate for the fifth…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, …

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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