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If we really want to use the permanent fund dividends wisely, we should be open to other formulas or even an income-based system that would pay a higher amount to those who need it most.

To the editor: As a practicing clinical psychologist long facing the daunting challenges of child abuse in Alaska, it is disheartening to hear of threatened cuts to the university system.

To the editor: The Friends of Creamer’s Field will be hosting the 14th Annual Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk on June 16. The event was originally an effort to introduce more of the Fairbanks community to Creamer’s Field and has become our largest, single-day event of the year. I encourage you …

To the editor: I would like to thank all the personnel, staff and others who make Fairbanks Memorial Hospital what it is in order to provide the services that it does — from the time I entered the emergency room, through my stay, until the moment I left and for each visit thereafter. The per…

To the editor: The Alaska Sunrise Movement strives to encourage our communities in educating themselves on the issues that will impact us the most. It should concern us that the Environmental Protection Agency is working to eliminate the “Clean Power” plan and replace it with the “Affordable…

To the editor: Last month my wife and I traveled with two couples who are longtime friends. Our trip was a two-week cruise on the Baltic to the Scandinavian countries. Things were great until the last week in Stockholm, Sweden. When climbing those cobblestone streets I became extremely short…

To the editor: I will admit right off the bat that I am not a politician. I have never run for office or been a government employee. Most of my experience in politics comes from readings on the subject and having lived through 13 presidents, starting with Franklin Roosevelt, 13 governors and…

To the editor: In regards to the letter published in today’s News-Miner (June 5) titled, “Clergy, speak up,” the gentleman’s post captures the paradox of organized religion in America. The writer reasonably wants to have all First Amendment free speech rights guaranteed to speakers and leade…

To the editor: It is human nature to always want to be right, absolutely right, and not want to listen to other people’s ideas. But that mindset is dangerous in a democracy. It results in extreme swings between liberal and conservative, with those in power at the moment cutting off the “othe…

To the editor: The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce urges the Fairbanks City Council to vote against Ordinance 6084, which outlines a plan to increase the hotel/motel tax rates and the city’s take for the general fund.

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To the editor: Last year, when they instituted an attendant, closure times and such at the Badger Road transfer site, I was impressed by how much nicer, cleaner and organized with parking it was. And it kept the divers from destroying it overnight.

To the editor: In southeastern Pennsylvania lies a rural hamlet known as Schoeneck. Legend relates that years ago an itinerant German shoe peddler paused here to sample one of their fine cigars and exclaimed, “What a beautiful corner!” Thus, they took the town name, translated “auf Deutsch.”…

To the editor: The Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association stands firm in its opposition of the proposed 8% to 9.5% for 2019, 10% for 2020 and 10.5% for 2021 hotel-motel room tax increase. A few thoughts:

To the editor: We are from the contaminated communities of Gustavus, Dillingham and Fairbanks. As community members directly harmed by PFAS contamination, we object to the state of Alaska’s recent decision to roll back the more protective drinking water standards implemented in 2018. We are …

To the editor: The Alaska Travel Industry Association, the leading nonprofit membership trade association for the visitor industry in our state, and our more than 680 businesses and partners, opposes Ordinance No. 6084 as proposed by the city of Fairbanks mayor to raise the hotel/motel tax f…

To the editor: One aspect of governance that grabs the attention of most voters is the budget. Whether at the local, state or federal level, how much we spend to maintain order and infrastructure can be the source of either joy or discontent. As Fairbanks heads into the local election season…

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