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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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 “…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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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To the editor: To be effective, vaccinations and herd immunity require a very large majority of the population to be immune; otherwise, the disease just keeps finding new victims and keeps being an ever-present danger to our health and indirectly to our economy.

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To the editor: On Nov. 14, 745 Alaskans were reported positive for COVID. At this rate, in 10 days 1% of the population of Alaska will test positive. It’s likely that each of those persons will infect three others, or more, and the numbers will keep rising.

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To the editor: Every year at election time, at the Aurora precinct at the fairgrounds, we are gifted with a large tray of sandwiches brought to us by Susan Nilsson. Susan has been bringing us sandwiches for many election cycles. She always states her reason, which is that she appreciates us …

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To the editor: As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I’m especially thankful for the kindness and wisdom of folks who wear masks when unable to socially distance. Wearing a mask is not a political statement and does not restrict personal freedom. Instead, it is a measure recommended by the U.S. Ce…

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To the editor: Friday’s letter to the editor opinion on combating COVID was founded on the immoral logic of seeking herd immunity — just let everyone get infected and ignore pandemic control measures. In short, he said “most of us need to catch this virus” with some “20,000 to 30,000 cases” …

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To the editor: I shopped recently with my four boys and secured our turkey and cream of mushroom soup, etc. We each wore a mask, carefully fitted, and kept 6-plus feet away from other shoppers. A man was also shopping at the same time with his four boys. When I saw all five of them were bare…

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 To the editor: Wednesday was Veterans Day, so we decided to honor our son by going to the trooper and service member memorial park in North Pole. I could not believe how packed with snow the trail was, to the point we couldn’t get in. Couldn’t someone have cleared the trail? It’s a shame ho…

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To the editor:Clearly, the COVID-19 crisis is out of control here in Alaska. Soon our hospitals may be overrun with COVID-19 patients to the extent that they will be unable to treat victims of car accidents and heart attacks due to being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.

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To the editor: As Americans, we disagree on many issues, yet most would agree that they do not want to see an autocratic government replace our democracy. Since Donald Trump would love to tailor our government in the image of Putin’s Russia, I am grateful that by losing this election he will…

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To the editor: The idea that we can stop this virus by hunkering down, masking up, isolating ourselves — it’s ridiculous. Most of us need to “catch” this virus before it’s under some control so we have antibodies. Just like with colds that turn in to pneumonia and cause people to die, so wil…

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To the editor: In the 1950s, we lined up three blocks to get our polio vaccine in the school gym. Dr. Jonas Salk was a national hero. The FDA did not delay the vaccine until it was perfect. It didn’t have to be perfect. A booster and sugar cube came later.

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To the editor: Fairbanks is most fortunate to have a fine local and regional hospital facility in Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. I recently had major surgery and I made an informed and wise choice to use FMH and the excellent team of local medical professionals. The doctors were excellent, the…

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To the editor: I am certain that we had a fair election and I firmly believe that Joe Biden won the election. That said, it is paramount that we cooperate with the GOP to conduct a recount that will satisfy most of them. Democrats insist that we must work hard to bring our divided populace t…

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To the editor: President Trump went on national TV to issue a barrage of false accusations about our election. He characterized legitimate mail-in ballots as illegal. He falsely declared victory. He accused “them” of “finding” votes and stealing the election. Trump offered zero proof for his…

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To the editor: It bothers me how there is so much COVID in the newspapers, on the radio and in lots of other places. Why can’t we just take all the precautions but not be so worried about it? I get really down hearing about all the deaths and cases.

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To the editor: Greetings, everyone, Where is it written that white and other light-colored vehicles are excused from having to turn on their headlights while driving? I saw one recently on University Avenue that was covered in snow, driver’s-side windshield partially cleaned off and no headl…

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To the editor: Whatever you may think of President Donald Trump, surely you have to concede that against all odds he has made a real race out of the 2020 election. Moreover, the inability of Democrats from Biden on down, who almost universally have unfairly labeled Trump a racist and incompe…

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To the editor: The 2020 Republican Party platform states that laws “should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” explicitly urging the reversal of the Supreme Court’s decision. The platform’s self-stated goal is to “reaffirm the principles that unite (the Republican part…

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To the editor: My husband is a highly decorated Vietnam-era Army combat pilot veteran. He risked his life to protect your liberty and freedom. In addition to his age, viruses he contracted overseas put him in a high-risk group where COVID infection often leads to death. Governor Dunleavy rec…

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To the editor: On Nov. 1, a letter to the editor from a well-known Republican was published attacking Al Gross. The writer was attacking Al Gross because Gross is running as an independent. The writer claims that Al Gross is really a Democrat. The writer also criticized Al Gross because he h…

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To the editor: It is mid-afternoon on Nov. 3, Election Day. I am home from voting at my precinct on Chena Pump Road. The lines of voters were long. Hooray for all my neighbors who first stood outside at minus 20 degrees in line before there was space inside.

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To the editor: My name is Nate Elsner, and I am an eighth grader at Chinook Montessori Charter School. The reason for this letter is to thank the Borough Assembly and Mayor Ward for their support of the preservation and restoration of the S.S. Nenana at Pioneer Park. This steamship is a very…

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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 detectors. Sadly, many of these tragic deaths could be avoided with working smoke…

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To the editor: So, orthopedic doctor Al Gross called me asking for my support for his maiden voyage into politics – the first time out of the box and running for U.S. senator. Said he was an “independent” so he could represent all Alaskans better that way.

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To the editor: Major oil companies are doing quite well at representing their interests and those of their shareholders. Their objective is clear: to extract a maximum amount of resources at a minimum cost. To that end, they have worked tirelessly and spent about $20 million to advocate for …

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To the editor: Fossil fuels have to go. The oil companies have to ramp down over the next 15 to 20 years and I think they know it. Coal has to go too. Our mayors should be researching all the possibilities for good new jobs in Interior Alaska, not urging us to give away our fair share

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To the editor: If passed, Ballot Measure 1 will help restore our Constitutional Budget Reserve and will help ensure that money to support a reasonable PFD will continue to accumulate. If the measure is defeated, the oil companies will have staged another coup with their millions of dollars a…

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To the editor: It has been my privilege to have been born and raised in this community. My parents moved to Fairbanks and attended UAF in the ‘60s. They fell in love with our town, deciding to stay here and make a life for themselves. My folks found a community full of opportunities for the …

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To the editor: There are many reasons to vote yes on 1. One of the most compelling is that the Fair Share Act allows Alaskans to know if we are getting fair value for our oil. This transparency is essential for Alaskans to be good stewards of our resources and uphold our constitution.

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To the editor: I am a 50-year resident of Fairbanks, Alaska, during which time I have had extraordinary experiences making the greatest friends anyone could hope to have. Amongst those wonderful people I know, trust, and respect is Christopher Quist. I met Christopher’s parents around the ti…

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To the editor: We need a leader who understands Alaskans and Alaska, respects women and their right to make decisions about their own bodies and who has a public health and medical background to help develop a national plan to cope with COVID-19 and develop affordable health care for Alaskan…

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