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To the editor: Summer is here, and the Fourth of July weekend is upon us. As we enjoy the grandeur of our great state, let’s thank our resource development workers before heading out. After all, most of what we’re going to do for fun involves the efforts of those working in oil and gas and m…

To the editor: The CIA has a well established policy of “Never confirm, never deny.” We have an administration that has adopted the policy of “Always deny.” There is no responsibility for anything connected to this administration. No responsibility for over 127,000 deaths in this country fro…

To the editor: The “Into the Wild” bus was originally a Fairbanks transit bus in Fairbanks during the 1950s. Being a lifelong Fairbanksan, I may have, as a child, actually ridden this bus from Ladd Field (now Fort Wainwright), where our family lived into the downtown area a number of times b…

To the editor: There is no safe poison that kills only mosquitos. I wish such a magic potion existed. Unfortunately, when you spray your yard and trees to kill the mosquitos, you kill other insects too. Why should you care? Because the lack of insects will affect many other species up the fo…

To the editor: Racism is two-sided. It is a divisive, unfair and hurtful action in all cases. However, trying to destroy the past by hiding statesmen pictures, destroying or removing statues, plaques, etc. that were acceptable in the past is not the way to go. The current youths need to know…

To the editor: Message fatigue can occur when someone hears the same message over and over. People can become exhausted by it and sometimes begin to completely tune the message out. Because of this, there are times that we need to make a concerted effort to listen to a message, understand it…

To the editor: On Sunday, June 28, in the early morning hours there appeared an interview on KUAC, the University of Alaska Fairbanks FM radio station, during the “Living on Earth” radio program. The irony of the story could not be more plain. State of Alaska contributions to the University …

To the editor: As reprehensible as Trump’s public behavior has been, it is certainly arguable that Democratic behavior in Congress has been equally sophomoric. The obvious point is that when Donald Trump unexpectedly won the presidency in 2016, the Democrats became sore losers and promptly u…

To the editor: June 23 was the 48th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX, the landmark civil rights law enacted in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that receives federal funds. The American Association of University Women was instrumental in the…

To the editor: My fellow Alaskans. I’ve known you all of my life, and we are a caring and friendly people. We stop for the car off the road; we volunteer at the Food Bank; we care for friends at church; we welcome the strangers who visit our great state. So I wonder why we are not caring mor…

To the editor: Glad to hear young Matherly is OK after his rollover that could have easily been much worse. However, as quoted by the mayor, he “encourages his kids to abide by the law.” Maybe he should encourage them to slow down, because the speed limit on the Richardson Highway in that ar…

To the editor: Mr. Trump’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind philosophy of slowing down the testing for COVID-19 to reduce the number of confirmed positive cases is a great idea! Now, if he can only get the fake news media from printing all of those bogus obituaries, the pandemic would be over. Simp…

To the editor: I live on Chena Ridge on three acres with many flowering tree and shrubs, garden flowers, and thousands of wild blooms such as wild roses and bluebells. I was taking a rest from splitting firewood and noticed something very strange. Everything was completely quiet, no birds si…

To the editor: The members of the League of Women Voters of Alaska grieve the loss of George Floyd. We mourn for countless others who have perished in similar circumstances or been injured bodily and mentally by police brutality. We lament baseless accusations made by some police who assume …

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