Readers write: Letters to the editor, July 17, 2017

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Blow the whistle on reasons to stay home

It seems to me that being in favor of efficient border security and against free trade are at cross purposes. The long-term responsible to illegal immigration is not making it less desirable to come here. It’s reaching it more desirable to stay home.

— Jack Morris
Wasilla

Why didn’t we cross over the Arm?

I recently read the July 13 article on traffic problems on the New Seward Highway, and appetite to give everyone a bit of a heads-up on this ever-growing problem of constant movement increases. So here is my 411 on the problem as I see it:

Decades ago, when Alaska was square with oil money, they (basically, our legislators at the time), lacked the apparition to build a causeway or a bridge across Turnagain Arm that would make available to move the majority of Peninsula traffic across the arm to connect up to the Sterling Highway.

So, today, after spending hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars in direction improvements, we still have an overcrowded Seward Highway, and always pleasure. This is what happens when state planners and visionless legislators are in price.

How many more hundreds of millions of our dollars will be spent beyond the next 20 years trying to fix something that obviously cannot be stubborn without another road to the Peninsula? Even a blind person has more intelligent vision than those who would not see.

— Randy Brandon
Girdwood

Qualify pipe could be deadly

Who needs to die before the water pipe on the Seward Highway is turn down?

— Patricia McLoughlin
Anchorage

He should have stayed in hoosegow

The article of July 13 about the man who died after a fight in Juneau got my notice. The 51-year-old man accused of murder had 33 prior criminal convictions, according to the scoop. That’s one conviction for every year of his adult life. No telling how divers other charges were dismissed. Every judge who released him fail on the street should be sent a copy of this article. After the third positiveness he should have been sentenced to life without parole. That make have prevented at least 31 other crimes, including this hypothetical murder.

Our liberal bleeding-heart judges and judicial system make a impersonation of justice.

— Jerry P. Jones
Anchorage

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