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To the editor: It is now official that I will have the honor of representing Fairbanks, the community I love, in the Alaska State Legislature. I’m so humbled by the support this community has shown me. You opened your doors and welcomed me and I am eternally grateful.

To the editor: On Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, my husband and I were traveling the Alcan highway between Northway and Fairbanks. The weather was clear and sunny; visibility was excellent. In the hills east of Tok, we encountered clouds of airborne snow particles and realized we were following a la…

To the editor: Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly presiding officer Aaron Lojewski’s decision to summarily dismiss all Climate Action Committee members and replace them with his political allies is outrageous. This Climate Action Committee had been working diligently this past year to dev…

To the editor: I’ve been thinking about the morality, ethics and legal standing of the Doctrine of Discovery and the rationale behind the corrupt greedy popes colluding with European monarchies to pass papal bulls, blessing Christians rights to seize lands inhabited by non-Christians.

To the editor: Do you have a home delivery newspaper carrier that is consistent in your delivery? Is your newspaper rolled and labeled? In a protective orange bag to prevent it from getting wet? Does your delivery require the delivery driver getting out of their vehicle to walk up to your do…

To the editor: If only, if only, Gloria Corey’s solution was that simple. Sex is not only to procreate, it’s also for pair bonding. Sex can be used as a weapon or as an entitlement. In those cases, the person who has the possibility of getting pregnant has little to no say. Even when the goa…

To the editor: I ride the bus. Considering my visual disability limits my driving ability, the bus works for me. Having utilized bus systems in Boston, New York City, Portland, Maine, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami, I can say Fairbanks’ MAC bus system is exceptional. Foremost, the buse…

To the editor: Just a brief note to the ladies Desiree Love and Amanda Smith who saved the life of Mia Flores aboard Alaska Airlines. In my eyes you are heroes. You and your actions are exemplative of the many good people and things that they do in our Alaska community. My hat is off to you …

To the editor: If Democrats retain control of the Senate after the final vote count, it will partially be due to the dirty tricks they consistently used to interfere in Republican primaries to insure election of Trump candidates. In Arizona and Ohio their efforts were fueled with dark money,…

To the editor: While living in Fairbanks for the past 78 years and traveling throughout Alaska, I have seen many hard rock mining sites, from the A-J Mine at Juneau to the north side of Cleary Summit (historical non-operating mines) to Fort Knox, Pogo and Greens Creek current operations.

To the editor: I’m staunchly nonpartisan/independent — I vote for a person, not a party. However, it's hard to vote for most “mainstream” Republicans these days. Donald Trump has hijacked the party, and the GOP has gloriously enabled and cowered before him. His is not a whimpering, back-row …

To the editor: We were moved to tears reading about how Mia Flores was saved by fellow Alaska Airlines passengers. Everyone, whether medically skilled or not, brought their best selves to that situation. Thank you.

To the editor: Vote for strong foundations. Many in Fairbanks recall the sagging and tilting houses built on permafrost off Farmers Loop Road. It is likley the builders spent quite a lot of thought and money on cabinets, flooring and fixtures. But not on foundations. Over time those preferen…

To the editor: When I was young I had a close friend who contracted polio. This was a disaster for him and it effected him for the rest of his life. At times my parents would give my brother and me coins to put in the March of Dimes cans that were ubiquitous at that time. When the vaccine ar…

To the editor: please vote for people, not party. What kind of person do you want representing you? I look for honesty, someone who follows the law, honors the U.S. And Alaska constitutions and puts Alaska’s interests above all in decisions.

To the editor: Bart LeBon’s a great guy but his actions last year show a shift to extreme politics. He co-sponsored a bill putting his reproductive choices ahead of ours, defying our state constitution’s fundamental right to privacy by banning abortion before most women know they’re pregnant…

Letter to the editor: I support Bill Walker for governor for any number of good and just reasons. Fearless, reasoned leadership for starters. Like most veterans, I’ve seen good and bad leaders and the damage that occurs. Bill is man whose word is good and doesn’t attempt to buy votes or make…

To the editors: In the flurry of election-themed publications, there’s one point I’ve not seen clearly expressed: In the contest for the U.S. House of Representatives, if you rank the red — that is, vote for Sarah Palin or Nick Begich in any order — you’re also voting for Vladimir Putin.

To the editor: Republicans have taken pride in being the party of values. One of these values is the family. Yet, in 2018, Republican President Trump enacted a policy of separating families at the border. Some of these parents are still looking for their children today. Fortunately, Sen. Mur…

To the editor: I was diagnosed with my first mental health illness in 2016. By 2017, I stopped working because my mental health issues caused more problems for employers than it helped them. Instead I focused on therapies, school and volunteering. My goal was to heal my brain enough to go ba…

To the editor: Yesterday I attended the Tetlin to Fort Knox Corridor Study meeting as a member of the general public and a resident of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the selected consultant, Kinney Engineering, and to discuss the preliminary sco…

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