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Vote with an open, informed mind

...voters who consider all candidates and issues fairly with an open mind. Our greatest responsibility is to follow our conscience and vote. It is especially so for those of us who are "nonpartisan" or "undeclared" voters. Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080906/let_20060809006.shtml
Opinion
Equality and our neighbors to the south

...wish to enter the United States, they do so under the same restrictions as apply to United States' citizens entering Mexico. They should at least do so under either Mexican or United States law. Fair is fair, isn't it? Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121107/let_20071211023.shtml
Opinion
Level the field

...other nations do as we have done, all immigrants should be welcome. We can "out-source" jobs or allow immigration, only when all the pay and benefits are equal. In the real world, let's have a "level playing field." Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032806/let_20060328005.shtml
Opinion
A voters' lottery

...as a voter should do. Crazy? Off the wall? What a surprise it might be to see that voter turnout in Juneau wasn't 30 percent or so, but 80 percent to 90 percent! OK. I'm ready to donate $100 to a voters' lottery. Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090310/let_704259004.shtml
Opinion
Are we all equal in health care debate?

...that our elected members of Congress and Senate have voted to give themselves. They could just extend those benefits to all legal citizens. Fair is fair isn't it? Are we all equal or are some people more equal than others? Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083009/let_487759445.shtml
Big corporations not an even playing field

...corporate organizations be given the same rights as private individuals, or should they regulated as a business. Thank you, Dr. Ott, for opening an old man's eyes again to the real world, even though I wasn't there. Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102109/let_507369839.shtml
We must distinguish science from rhetoric

...disagree and come up with alternative explanations. There is a whole world of difference between "science" and "rhetoric," and if we don't understand and appreciate the difference, we are in for a whole world of trouble. Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120209/let_531197404.shtml
UAS should now give its point of view

...figures, calculations or interpretations. If so, I think it would be most appropriate for the university to respond in an article to the paper, presenting their views so the public can view and weigh both points of view. Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021410/let_562852294.shtml
Opinion
What is a 'Christian?'

...doctrines, beliefs and feelings. I as an individual, would like to hear from the people of Juneau, "What do you think it means when one says that he or she is a Christian?" What is your definition of a "Christian person?" Wally Olson Auke Bay

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2011-07-21/what-christian
Letters
A helping hand

...that have made me not only happy but also proud, to be a resident of Juneau.We may not have all the amenities facilities and attraction that larger urban centers have, but we sure seem to have some really good neighbors.Wally Olson, Auke Bay

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-10-28/helping-hand
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