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To the editor: On Tuesday I was approached by a gentleman near the door of Safeway. He asked if I would sign an initiative making a state law assuring Alaska tribes would be recognized as sovereigns by the state.

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To the editor: A recent Politico poll has two-thirds of Republicans believing Biden should not be president. They prefer to experience hellbent hallucinations offered by Trump’s far right, far out alternative universe. Nearest point of reference is Uranus.

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To the editor: “Better Things for Better Living ... Through Chemistry” — a decades-long slogan of the Dupont Company that developed and sold to the public products that led to the widespread contamination of our homes and environment with cancer causing chemicals. The company had years of in…

To the editor: It boggles my mind why our city councilman Jim Clark would introduce a resolution to discourage local businesses from requiring proof of vaccinations to enter. This is akin to encouraging people to spread the virus. It is insane.

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To the editor: The origin of the Iditarod is a gripping story. It’s 1925, and there’s an epidemic in Nome. It’s too cold to fly, and you can’t get a boat through the ice. The thought that children are dying because medicine can’t reach them grips the world. We see the dog team, led by Balto,…

To the editor: I’m saddened by the constant reduction of arts coverage at the local level in our local paper. Relegated to primarily one section a week (Latitude 65) is hard enough ... watching it being taken over by the TV listings, national movies, TV shows, etc.

To the editor: Why do we need a new sports complex? There are alternatives. There are several places in town that can be remodeled for what is needed at a much lower cost. We don’t need to be spending $100 million on a building that just isn’t needed.

To the editor: I am very proud that Alaska’s representatives in Washington — Sen. Mukowski, Sen. Sullivan and Congressman Young — had the courage to do the right thing for Alaska and for the United States and vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the Senate months ago and r…

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To the editor: Being an ATV owner myself, I believe there is a warning sticker on them that states not for use on public roads. There is another one that says ATVS should not be used by anyone under the age of 16 unless accompanied by an adult.

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To the editor: Teamsters Local 959 wants to extend our most sincere gratitude to the Alaska delegation of Sen. Murkowski, Sen. Sullivan and Congressman Young for their work to pass The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money coming back to Alaska will fund much needed improvements …

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To the editor: I expect many of you are as frustrated as I am with the lack of real action on the climate emergency. What we are hearing from the COP26 meeting at Glasgow is mostly, as Greta Thunberg succinctly put it, “Blah, blah, blah.” That is what the speeches sound like — a lot of polit…

To the editor: Now that the university has come out with a vaccine mandate for some of its contracted employees but agrees with Gov. Dunleavy’s joining a lawsuit fighting against mandates, it is abundantly clear that they only care about the economic health of the university and not the heal…

To the editor: I just want to share my joy in having gone out to dinner for the first time in over 18 months. Lavelle’s Bistro has offered the community a safer place to enjoy what used to be a commonplace event — dining out.

To the editor: According to Joe Biden, we need to “Build Back Better,” and scientists agree (I happen to be one). A big part of that is building back fossil free. Climate change is not only part of a future that we must prepare for, it’s a part of life today. I’ve only lived in Fairbanks for…

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To the editor: Yesterday, I kept my appointment with the pharmacy at Fred Meyer’s East where an efficient, but considerate, young lady administered my Moderna Covid booster shot, absolutely free of charge to me. Early last spring, the only side effect of the previous two vaccinations occurre…

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To the editor: I usually do not follow sports but I certainly did follow the writings of our newcomer Hart Pisani in the News-Miner. I was amazed that someone coming from outside the Fairbanks community could almost immediately and so quickly grasp all of the sports venues in Fairbanks and c…

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To the editor: Fossil fuels are killing planet Earth. 121 degrees F, 100 miles northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, the ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, which has acted to regulate the Earth’s climate for millions of years, has receded so far that it will now be gone within a couple decad…

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To the editor: To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to become fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose) unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our legislators and executives at all levels …

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To the editor: President Biden’s “Build Back Better” initiative was originally proposed for $3.5 trillion. Why is such a large sum needed? To be clear, this money is spread over 10 years. That means $350 billion per year. By way of comparison, Congress passed the Defense Department budget of…

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To the editor: On Wednesday you published a letter that used the phrase “Let’s go Brandon.” As we are all aware by now, that phrase is a euphemism for an obscene expression regarding our president. The News-Miner might just as well have published the expletive.

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To the editor: After the Nov. 2 election, moderate House Democrats at last developed a spine and on Friday demanded the Senate-approved bipartisan infrastructure bill, partially crafted by Sens. Sinema and Manchin, be passed and signed into law. The contentious partisan two trillion social w…

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To the editor: In a recently published letter to the editor, “Humetrix Data,” the author made an initially alarming claim: That “71% of Covid cases were among the vaccinated.” If true, this means the vaccine is not effective, right?

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To the editor: The article about raising tuition for undergrad classes was unfortunately paired with a rather obtuse photo. Was it rate hikes or hemlines you were trying to make a point about? This is old shtick we can do without.

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To the editor: I’ve noticed that groups who march and represent the Nationalists of America are, let’s say, predominantly of Anglo-Saxon descent. The news media and social media persistently label these assemblies “white supremacists,” therewith invoking an emotional response with their audi…

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To the editor: Joe Biden, the creepy buffoon, wants every American to get vaccinated, even mandates it, but thousands of migrants who come through the southern border don’t have to be let alone get tested.

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To the editor: Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post had a column recently asking “How Dumb Can A Nation Be and Still Survive?” Many of us are asking that question. Recently, well-fed self-satisfied Americans were loud, rude and disruptive at the Anchorage Assembly meetings where mask manda…

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To the editor: Let me start by saying that if ever I’ve heard of a tempest in a teapot, the brouhaha over Lavelle’s Bistro’s choosing to require guests and employees to be vaccinated is one. Why the News-Miner decided to run two front-page stories on this topic, within a week, is frankly inc…

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To the editor: My letter to the editor “Covid and hospital treatments” (Oct. 16) cited data from a Humetrix report for DoD, to the effect that, as of Aug. 7, 2021, 71% of Covid cases were among the vaccinated and 60% of Medicare Covid hospitalizations were vaccinated. Several readers questio…

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