To the editor: Our support of each other includes choosing leadership who has a commitment to consensus building for the betterment and resiliency of the entire community. With great respect for her commitment to Fairbanks and her 30-year career in private and public education and counseling…

To the editor: Recently, I returned from a month-long sojourn in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, my birth place and the land of my youth. How blessed I felt to visit with my Dad, a surviving WWII veteran. Although he still retains mental cognizance, sharp acuity and accurate memory, at the r…

To the editor: I would consider myself to have been politically aware my whole voting life. Before voting, I always know who I am in line with politically, and anyone who thinks that local elections are not totally about politics is only fooling themselves. I think that I am pretty knowledge…

To the editor: I have known June Rogers (candidate for the City Council Seat B) for longer than I like to admit. Someone once described her service on the City Council as a voice of reason. She doesn’t bring a right- or left-wing agenda to the job or get caught up in divisive politics. She i…

To the editor: Unvaccinated people have an 11 times greater chance of dying from a Covid infection than vaccinated folks. I just received a notice in the mail offering a chance to win $49,000 in a drawing to anyone opting to get vaccinated. Where else in the world do people have to bribed to…

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To the editor: On Sept. 16, 2021, the attorney general for Alaska joined attorneys general from 23 other states in a letter to President Biden threatening legal action against federal Covid-19 vaccine mandates. The Alaska attorney general does not speak for all Alaskans. The Alaska Black Cau…

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To the editor: According to the CDC, “ … a vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person ≥14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorize…

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To the editor: Refusing to wear a mask versus other dress codes — which one can physically effect others nearby? The lives and health of our health care provider heroes versus one’s “right” to expose others. Following traffic rules when operating a potentially lethal vehicle versus common de…

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To the editor: Sometimes, I completely exhaust myself by thinking about limited non-renewable resources; ocean plastic pollution; and future climate change disasters. Plus lack of interest, and response from people who just don’t care, makes it a daunting task.

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To the editor: I am supporting and voting for Robert Shields (mayor), and Savannah Fletcher, Kristan Kelly and David Guttenberg (Borough Assembly). For too long, too many of our elected leaders have behaved more like “favorite sons” of the foreign corporations that “own” our state. I have fa…

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To the editor: I find it interesting that our governor and Legislature, who claim to be working for “all” Alaskans, cannot or will not let go of their individual priorities so they can compromise on determining the needs — not wants — but the needs of the residents they purport to represent …

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To the editor: After having read the ADN’s articles this past week about the decline of chum and chinook salmon on the Yukon River, one can only guess at what has happened to the salmon on the mighty Yukon in Alaska.

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To the editor: Senator, I supported and celebrated you when you defeated Al Gross. I sincerely hope that you are not just another politician as I saw great potential in you. You seemed to be a beacon of light against the socialist agenda. Please continue to fight for me and my grandchildren.…

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To the editor: Masks, masks and more masks. When will this carousel of “crisis” intervention and new “crisis” end. Yes, people are getting sick, and yes, some people will die. Unfortunately, that is a side effect of the human condition.

To the editor: June Rogers, as a long-time resident of Fairbanks, is heavily invested in the betterment of our community. As city councilwoman, Seat B, since 2016, June has worked tirelessly as an advocate for social service programs including prisoner reentry, housing and homeless, and the …

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To the editor: Amanda Bohman, the News-Miner education reporter who is personally against masking children, has written a miserably reported article regarding the complex issue of mandatory masking for our students and staff here in the FNSB schools. It is possible to read the entire article…

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To the editor: Thank goodness I went to Access Alaska several weeks ago. They give or loan people equipment. I thought, maybe they have disability equipment for my daughter. Up to this point I had carried her everywhere. People were beginning to notice and asked, “What will you do when she g…

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To the editor: Rain, rain, rain. Climate change? It’s time to reevaluate and update the Fairbanks flood control project. In the last 30 years Fairbanks received around 150 inches of snow two times; good luck and a slow melting and runoff prevented possible flooding.

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To the editor: In an Aug. 23 article on his website, commentator Dermot Cole reported Facebook posts of Borough Assembly candidate Patricia Silva. Ms. Silva embraces many bizarre and absurd claims propagated by QAnon crazies; that President Biden is a pedophile, bones of children in White Ho…

To the editor: Conservatives in Texas have passed a new draconian law that places the rights of an unborn resulting from rape above that of the poor woman who was raped and may be barely surviving financially. If this law stands, other conservative states are likely to follow.

To the editor: I am a Fairbanks high school student concerned that schools will shut down and kids will have to quarantine at home, unless the school board implements further Covid-19 mitigation measures. My friends and I have missed out on a lot of experiences in the last 20 months, as has …

To the editor: Last June, our school board voted not to require masking in schools this fall. When schools opened with surging Covid numbers, 850-plus of us signed a petition asking them to reconsider mitigation strategies. The board refused discussion, leaving cleaning, testing and spacing …

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