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To the editor: Imagine this. You are driving on a dark, icy road, deserted except for one car in front of you. Suddenly, that driver loses control; the car fishtails, hits the ditch and rolls over, landing on its side. What do you do? Do you stop and tramp through the snow to see if you can …

To the editor:  Now that election has been certified in key states and the official Biden transition is under way, things seem absolutely calm compared to four years ago. Then Democrats were madder than wet hens having lost to an outsider against all odds and were busy blaming their loss on …

To the editor: In the Oct. 30 News-Miner there was another attack against chokecherries. I really look askance at much of what government research as come up with, and their labeling of certain plants as invasive really boils me.

To the editor: In the Wednesday, Nov. 25 News-Miner edition there was an article about Fairbanks Food Bank and the number of families it will help this Thanksgiving. But this letter is not about the great service the Food Bank provides to the Fairbanks community. It is about the Fairbanks bo…

To the editor: Dr. Zink is worried that Alaska’s hospitals may be overwhelmed before we get a vaccine if Alaska’s COVID-19 infection rate does not slow down. What are Governor Dunleavy, Mayor Ward and Mayor Matherly doing about this looming life or death health-care situation? Absolutely not…

To the editor: Regarding the city of Fairbanks appealing against justice for Fairbanks Four: I am grieved that our “fair” city has allowed its lawyers to use legalistic maneuvers all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to disown responsibility for the travesty of letting true kill…

To the editor: I agree with the letter to the editor published Nov. 19 entitled, “Where is the plowing?” I especially agree with the author’s statement that it is not just the roads but also the sidewalks that are treacherous. Even to date (weeks after the last snowstorm) the sidewalks on So…

To the editor: Why would kids want to be cops? Why wouldn’t they? Three of the attractants to kids are the helpfulness, bravery and heroism of America’s law enforcement. That’s not to say that there are no bad cops in this world. It’s true that there are a few in every police department who …

To the editor: The world needs to be educated in the focus of addiction so that those who are affected do not feel the shame that can come with seeking help. It is no secret that addiction is a serious problem for the lives of many. Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people struggle with dru…

To the editor: I would like to comment on the 11-12 Language Arts Curriculum that the school board recently passed with a vote of 4 to 3. I had a chance to read reviews of the 114 books on the required reading list (Wikipedia). Out of the 114 books, 112 were troubling: 26 were anti-federal g…

To the editor: Trump, along with many in the GOP, are attempting to stage a coup here in the United States. Over 80 million of our citizens voted for former Vice President Joe Biden. Over 300 Electoral College votes were cast for Biden. The mandate was clear.

To the editor:  Our mother, Beverly Prince, received end-of-life care at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Her family would like to thank the staff of FMH for their professionalism and kindness. Her doctor, nurse practitioner, case manager, occupational therapist, speech therapist, hospice coordi…

To the editor: I recently completed a writing assignment for a course at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the search for information about the subject I chose to write about, fast food, I realized that the quality/healthiness of the food served at major fast food restaurants was less t…

To the editor: “Until this moment, senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” This was Army attorney Joseph Welch’s now famous question to Sen. Joseph McCarthy after our country had endured years of McCarthy’s “…

To the editor: It has become apparent that the city, at least during the winter, has figured out a way to eliminate speeding in residential areas. They simply leave the roads unplowed for weeks at a time. They are so rough now, at least in the Weeks Field area, that one is risking damage to …

To the editor: It’s time to place the Tribune News Service articles where they belong: on the editorial page. If that’s not possible, at least call them opinion pieces. Journalists are supposed to tell us the news without bias, and the Tribune News Service writers can’t seem to do that. Just…

To the editor: Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski likes to remind us that Alaska only waited a month past congressional approval of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972 – it passed Congress in March 1972 and Alaska ratified it in April of 1972. In fact, Senator Murkowski supports the notion of such …

To the editor: News Miner headline: “Governor asks Alaskans to take action.” A few days later: “Alaska records 745 new COVID-19 cases” and surging. Just like our elected leaders in Washington, Governor Dunleavy has shown no leadership in fighting a growing pandemic and no responsibility for …

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