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To the editor: I will be relocating to the Fairbanks/North Pole area and am interested in opening a roller-skating rink. I am just researching, as funding would need to be justified for investors before moving forward.

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To the editor: I concur with Melissa Brown who wrote the Inside Business Column, “There’s is a lot in the world to be hopeful about” (Daily News-Miner, Oct. 20). However, her column does not accurately depict the ever-widening disparity between the rich and poor that includes a disparity in …

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To the editor: This newspaper reported Rep. Don Young and junior Sen. Dan Sullivan are already staunchly against impeaching this peccant president, prematurely spouting opinions without fully informed intellectual reasoning.

To the editor: I am sorry the wording of my Oct. 3 letter about the borough’s Van Tran service was misleading. I suggested a reporter from the News-Miner talk to Van Tran staff thinking that the reporter might write a very positive article on Van Tran services to focus attention on its need …

To the editor: My family and I have been visiting the Shannon Park neighborhood on Halloween for the past several years. It’s a very trick-or-treat friendly part of Fairbanks and generally provides a safe environment for our two young children to experience trick-or-treating as it should be …

To the editor: The unprecedented sale of British Petroleum’s Alaska assets to Hilcorp, LLC, including its majority stake in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, is moving along with as yet little scrutiny by our legislators. However, the combination of Hilcorp’s reprehensible environmental and …

To the editor: I am a fisheries biologist working in part on salmon migrations in the Yukon River. I was profoundly disturbed by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial on Oct. 27, suggesting that we missed a great opportunity 60 years ago to produce tremendous amounts of power by construct…

To the editor: Archaeological evidence show that even back many thousands of years ago leaders and their supporters tried to influence public opinion by publicizing exaggerated versions of their triumphs, ignoring or minimizing their failures, or even spinning those failures as victories.

To the editor: An average of three children a day — approximately 1,100 children under the age of 15 — die each year in house fires. Ninety percent of fire deaths involving children occur in homes without smoke alarms. Sadly, many of these tragic deaths could be avoided with working smoke alarms.

To the editor: In the past year I have written our three congressional representatives, Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski and Don Young, three times regarding solutions to the opioid crisis and the gross abuse of drugs in America and in our local area. I sent a number of articles from the News-Mi…

To the editor: The term ‘Lynch Trial’ is named after Charles Lynch, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses during the revolutionary period who had the propensity of carrying out extra-legal trials without due process of English Loyalists, resulting in their deaths.

To the editor: I am a former Fairbanks Diversity Council member and am deeply saddened to hear about the drop of community membership on the Diversity Council (News-Miner, Oct. 29). Fairbanks is such a multicultural place. I think it is very important to have a Diversity Council to represent…

To the editor: I thought Don Ross’ Community Perspective in Saturday’s paper (Oct. 26) was right on point. Some things that people do are just indefensible. So when I hear people on the news making excuses for our president, I must wonder what is going through their minds. When President Don…

To the editor: Back off and be patient and let the process work? This was the response to requests that the Alaska Board of Game hold an emergency meeting before the start of the trapping season to fairly and objectively consider closing state lands to wolf killing on the northern boundary o…


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