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Guest Editorial

The anti-vaccination politics rolling across the country — much like a pandemic — have gotten so bad that the Alaska state Senate could not even manage to pass a bill last Friday allowing more telemedicine without lawmakers amending it into a...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    September 16, 2021 

Editorial

The school board did what was needed to assure the best chances of keeping the schools open this year. School board president Sarah Holmgrain succinctly stated online what needed to happen this year: “It’s mostly for me about keeping the school...

 

To the Editor

Well finally hate mail....rather some opinionated opposite view. Mr. Mackay is this vaccine the second coming? Are vaccinated people safe now? Maybe, but really it's only been a few months, maybe, I hope it works. Rather than believing what the CDC,...

 

To the Editor

Epitome of ignorance To the Editor: As an ex Petersburg resident and currently a business owner in Seattle, I find the comments by Mr. Martinson disturbing. To insinuate only the unhealthy are dying...

 

Guest Editorial

At this point, anything is worth a try. If a healthy life, caring about family and neighbors, and wanting to dream about perhaps someday flying without a face mask isn’t enough of an incentive, maybe a chance at winning the Alaska vaccination...

 

Letters to the Editor

It's not about you To the Editor: I am a youth of Petersburg, and similar to the majority of the youth in Petersburg that are my age, I attend Mitkof Middle School. I have lived in Petersburg for...

 

To the Editor

Me, Myself and I To the Editor: Millions of people are sick and dying of covid, or as the unbelievers, uneducated call it "the Sniffles." I can't understand with 99% of the medical community saying...

 

To the Editor

Editor's note: The following letter is published as submitted, unedited. We just don't know To the Editor: Seems like a lifetime ago the consensus was to lockdown, shutdown, close schools, business we...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    August 19, 2021

Editorial: Avoid Covid-19 fatigue

It seems like we've been here before. Mask use is low, positivity rates are low (3.3%), only 3 active cases in town and 55.6 % of us are fully vaccinated. The temptation is to let our guards down as...

 

To the Editor

Don't understand To the Editor: I'm sure it is just me; but I don't understand how a large blue banner on Fram St. that says F....K BIDEN contributes to a fact-based, calm, rational, respectful...

 

To the Editor

We Alaskans have had a free ride To the Editor: We Alaskans have basically had a free ride since our Permanent Fund was established in 1976 with the proceeds from the Prudhoe Bay oil lease sales. At that time, the Legislature decided to abolish the...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 29, 2021

Guest Commentary: Bad time to rewrite the state constitution

The list of escalating Alaska political divides is growing faster than skunk cabbage in a rainforest. And it smells just as bad. The line-up for the political fight scorecard seems endless: Democrats versus Republicans, liberals versus...

 

Editorial: PMC facility to be funded by outside sources

A new group of citizens are advocating in favor of SEARHC to provide for the future health care needs of Petersburg. After all, it worked in Wrangell after the community leadership grew weary of...

 

Editorial: Congratulations Joyce

We congratulate Joyce Cummings on her semi-retirement from her 35-year tenure at First Bank. We have observed first-hand Cummings commitment to her work and her fellow employees. Over the years she...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Guest Commentary

WRANGELL - As of last week, employees, contractors and volunteers with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which operates in 19 communities, must show proof of vaccination against...

 

Guest Editorial: A smack upside the head needed?

Alaskans have taken a collective leap over the embankment of common sense. We didn't merely leave the road to the Church of Wisdom, we turned to the false political god of the Church of the Permanent...

 

To the Editor

LeConte Bay To the Editor: All around the state we have names which have deviated from the pronunciation that was used at the time that they were named. There must be a natural human tendency to do...

 

To the Editor

Bridges skookum & handsome To the Editor: The P.I.A. Trail Crew really knows their business. Today I walked the William Musson Trail between Mountain View Manor and the ball fields. The two new...

 

Editorial: Noteworthy employees

The word is already out. Pilot reporter Brian Varela is leaving Petersburg this week. His 3-year Petersburg career is drawing to a close. He's moving up in the world and will write for the 45,000...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Guest Commentary: Alaskans share blame for state's fiscal mess

Blame legislators for overspending and underachieving at the underlying need for a long-term fiscal plan for the state - if it makes you feel better. They certainly have made some poor decisions. But...

 

To the Editor

There’s another way To the Editor: I want to thank our Mayor Mark Jensen for inviting the SEARHC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elliot Bruhl to the Borough Council Meeting. To hear another option for financing and managing our local hospital was...

 

Guest Commentary: Overdrawing the PFD is not right for Alaska

If our old friend, and my mentor, the late Sen. Ted Stevens were with us today, he would have a short and direct solution to the extended deliberations of the Alaska Legislature and governor. It...

 

Guest Editorial: No secret that governor's math fails

Gov. Mike Dunleavy must have learned how to manage state finances from the same people who guard the world’s biggest secret recipes: Col. Sanders’ fried chicken, Coca-Cola, Big Mac’s special sauce, Twinkies and Dr. Pepper. Keeping secrets from...

 

To the Editor

Landless legislation needs support To the Editor: I am 80 years old now and was born here at the Petersburg Hospital as was my mother. Thirty years ago Spencer Israelson, who spent his youth at Point...

 

Editorial: Land bill must give details

Despite the fact that there were specific reasons why the five landless communities of Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg and Tenakee were not included in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act...

 

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