Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Protect the PFD

We must protect the Permanent Fund dividend for generations to come. Alaskans’ PFDs should be paid in full using the law that has worked for… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Don’t be a conservative in name only

THINK YOU ARE A CONSERVATIVE? Maybe you vote, maybe not. Maybe you voted for President Donald Trump, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Mayor Charlie Pierce, but,… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Dunleavy’s budget prioritizes profit over people

There is a popular saying in politics; “Don’t tell me what your priorities are. Show me your budget and I will tell you what your… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Sending prisoners Outside is bad for communities

“Those of you who want to do prison ministry can go do it in Arizona” was the comment from the first speaker at the recent… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter to the Editor: The complex lifecycle of salmon

The complex lifecycle of salmon While driving the Sterling Highway I noticed the giant full moon glowing in the early morning sky. The haze to… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: Provide a budget information survey online

It should be possible to provide the entire budget line items on an easily accessible website

  • Mar 19, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Alaskans need budget solutions, not anger and infighting

I wonder why, when a professional is named to head any state department, they didn’t get clear, complete and concise directions from previous governors? Why… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Adults are not doing right by our youth

Alaska has been my home and I have been privileged to have had Alaskans for my neighbors for 45 years. I have been additionally blessed… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2019
A sign supporting the field house proposition sits inside local cafe, Everything Bagels, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: Where were you?

If you voted ‘NO’, you won by 18 votes.

  • Mar 18, 2019
A sign supporting the field house proposition sits inside local cafe, Everything Bagels, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: State income tax could help fund social services

Now, I understand our senate is proposing a cut to the dividend as a way to help balance the budget. With all due respect to… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2019

Gary Knopp: Republicans and Democrats must work together to form a bipartisan coalition

To all of my constituents, my neighbors and my friends — You are the reason I am here in Juneau. I have not forgotten that,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Kudos Mayor Pierce

Kudos Mayor Pierce The previous borough mayor once warned citizens to “pay attention” to what the KPB assembly and administration does. At the time, he… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letters to the editor: Vote Yes on Prop 1 and make history

Make History Scotland, England, Norway, Japan, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Washington… all used to have wild salmon runs. It’s… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t be lured by the propaganda

Stand for Alaska, the corporate group spending massively to oppose efforts to protect Alaska’s fish resources, is flooding mailboxes with a mailer urging voters to… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Setnet buyback conversation missing inriver limitations

Setnet buyback conversation missing inriver limitations About the reference to the east side setnet permit buyback in the Clarion on 8-24-18: no mention was ever… Continue reading

Alaska’s Congressional delegation steps up for Alzheimer’s

Alaska’s Congressional delegation steps up for Alzheimer’s There are over 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease including 7,500 here in Alaska and more than… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: Hatcheries support strong science and abundance for Alaskans

Few things define Alaskans more than our love of salmon. Not surprisingly, salmon allocation decisions and fluctuations in resource abundance often spur bitter political battles… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Thanks for a great Kenai Beer fest

Thanks for a great Kenai Beer fest I would like to thank the Soldotna Rotary Club and its president Dan Nelson for last weekend’s Kenai… Continue reading

We have confidence in Wayne Ogle

We have confidence in Wayne Ogle What causes a person to offer themselves up to endless public criticism and a thankless job? Gain? Fame? Notoriety?… Continue reading

Lock the PFD in the state constitution to protect the People’s Fund for the future

My roots in Alaska go deep. I’ve had incredible opportunities here. At 93, my greatest hope is that my children and future Alaskans continue thriving… Continue reading