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To the editor: Private property rights are held dear by Alaskans. It has long been acknowledged in the law and common practice that property owners can restrict who enters their property or require certain conduct from their guests.

To the editor: It was a chilly, mid-October day when I arrived by train from Paris to Château-Thierry, France. I hired a taxi to take me up the hill to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial. This little cemetery is located adjacent to Belleau Wood.

To the editor: I rely on reporters for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and other local news outlets to keep on top of local politics and projects, let me know about local events, which roads are blocked by construction and other information that I can’t get from the internet. Turns out lender…

To the editor: Many thanks to the wonderful staff at the borough library for providing such excellent, friendly service in the past few months. Since we’ve not been able to go look at books inside the building, it’s been great that the employees have gotten books we put on hold and called us…

To the editor: With considerable respect for the knowledge, experience, and interpersonal skills of Bert Bell, I enthusiastically endorse Bert’s candidacy for the Interior Gas Utility board of directors. Bert Bell enjoys decades of building and engineering experience across Alaska, including…

To the editor: Good local government is about striking a balance. A good local government must keep the books balanced while providing essential services. The city has done a fair job on the former but has faced challenges with the latter. Snow often sits for months unplowed. Locals continue…

To the editor: Bert Bell is running for a seat on the board of the Interior Gas Utility. I’ve known him for over 60 years. Bert is retired from a very successful career in the construction industry. Many of his jobs were completed ahead of schedule and under budget. He is a smart man, a prob…

To the editor: If you have not yet responded to the 2020 census, please take the time to do this right away. You can fill out your form at www.my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. It just takes a few minutes. Time is getting short; the census closes on Sept. 30.

To the editor: If you do nothing else on Oct. 6, please get out and vote. It’s no secret that our current assembly is a bit lopsided with the liberal opinion carrying the weight at present. Please get out and vote the incumbents Aaron Lojewski and Jimi Cash into office to continue their cont…

To the editor: I don’t get it. Every election cycle I put up signs professing my support for one issue or one candidate. Almost every time the signs are either vandalized, torn down, or stolen. This year my Dr. Al Gross sign and Vote Yes on 1 signs were both ripped off the trees at the begin…

To the editor: Those who have spent years running for and serving in public office over time can become beholden to the political dogma of those they believe to be their supporters. Those individuals can become insulated from the real-world concerns of the public that they seek to serve. It …

To the editor: Born, raised, and educated here in Fairbanks, Bert Bell was the driving force leading a highly successful local contracting company, GHEMM Co. He is a civil engineer and an excellent project manager. He knows how to get projects built on time and on budget. That talent is some…

To the editor: On Friday, Sept. 11, I cleaned my car out, and I forgot that my 12-year-old daughter’s handmade beaded earrings were in a plastic bag in the car. I mistook the bag for trash, filled it, and threw it away at a vacuum station. Then I left, unconcerned.

To the editor: I’ve known Ryan VanReenan for nearly a decade. In that time, he’s shown himself to be a hard worker, an intelligent businessperson and a compassionate human being. He doesn’t see every issue through a political lens but through a human one. He has spoken up for equal rights an…

To the editor: I am really scared, and you should be too. As I watched the protests in Portland and Wisconsin, I was struck with the images of right-wing assault rifle-packing supporters who have for some time been showing up at peaceful protests. But now there are equal numbers of left-wing…

To the editor: Bert Bell has volunteered to run for, and serve on, the Interior Gas Utility board. As the former president of GHEMM Co., he has extensive experience in managing a large construction company and its many large construction projects. Bert will bring additional expertise and per…

To the editor: I am grateful Bert Bell has chosen to run for a seat on the Interior Gas Utility board of directors. Bert has been involved in construction in Fairbanks and the Interior for over 40 years. His knowledge, from the building of homes to major commercial buildings, will be a treme…

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