Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Juneau. (Becky Bohrer | Associated Press File)

Clarkson: Price gouging will not be tolerated

Greed sometimes overtakes common sense and human decency.

  • Apr 4, 2020

 

The Alaska State Capitol Building as seen Jan. 9, 2015 in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Alaska Voices: Strategic efforts — not doubling down on the PFD — is the cure for Alaska’s coronavirus crisis

A PFD beyond the $1,000 pledged for fall would require spending the very last of our state savings.

  • Apr 4, 2020

 

Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel (File)

Voices of the Peninsula: The city of Kenai is here for you

The future may seem uncertain, but we will manage through this

  • Apr 2, 2020

 

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: South Peninsula Hospital is preparing for pandemic

“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)
Dr. Tamika Ledbetter, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, participates in a press conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: State working to address Alaskans’ unemployment needs

As of the week ending March 21, the department processed 13,774 new claims.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Dr. Tamika Ledbetter, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, participates in a press conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: It’s time for a spending cap that works

It is essential to minimize uncertainty and prioritize stability.

  • Apr 1, 2020
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A sign outside of RD’s Barber Shop indicating that they are closed can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Support your local business!

The actions we take now can help sustain these enterprises over the next few weeks.

  • Mar 31, 2020
A sign outside of RD’s Barber Shop indicating that they are closed can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Standing behind our state workers

Whatever hardship Alaskans face, the business of the state must go on.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy (courtesy photo)
The Capitol is seen as House lawmakers prepare to debate emergency coronavirus response legislation on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Voices of the Peninsula: Cash payments give Americans crucial economic support

Cash payments put Americans in the driver’s seat because they are empowered to decide how to spend it

  • Mar 31, 2020
The Capitol is seen as House lawmakers prepare to debate emergency coronavirus response legislation on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Adam Crum

Alaska Voices: Alaskans are experts at social distancing and helping others

Most of us have never heard of anything like this, much less been asked to do it.

  • Mar 30, 2020
Adam Crum

Alaska Voices: We will get through this together

We understand what a challenging and unprecedented time this is for Alaskans. The COVID-19 virus has been an evolving pandemic, spreading worldwide and severely disrupting… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020
A moose feeds on a rose bush near the Homer News by Beluga Lake on Friday afternoon, March 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Voices of the Peninsula: Thank you for keeping Alaska wild

The successes on the Kenai Peninsula are due to a handful of dedicated professionals.

  • Mar 28, 2020
A moose feeds on a rose bush near the Homer News by Beluga Lake on Friday afternoon, March 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Salmonberries hang fat from a bush on a recent summer. (Photo by Mary Catharine Martin)

Alaska Voices: Alaskan solace

We Alaskans, Americans and the rest of the world face uncharted waters in the months ahead.

  • Mar 27, 2020
Salmonberries hang fat from a bush on a recent summer. (Photo by Mary Catharine Martin)
Meda DeWitt (courtesy photo)

Recall: Alaskans safely adapt to pandemic challenges

The man at the top has not changed, nor have the grounds of our recall.

  • Mar 24, 2020
Meda DeWitt (courtesy photo)
Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (center); Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (left), Sen. Natasha von Imhof, R-Anchorage, co-chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, are pictured in this undated photo. (Courtesy)

Alaska senators: Help is on the way

No Alaskan in need will be left behind.

  • Mar 21, 2020
Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (center); Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (left), Sen. Natasha von Imhof, R-Anchorage, co-chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, are pictured in this undated photo. (Courtesy)
A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Homer Editorial: What future will we create?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I see several futures, many of them extremely unpleasant.

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)
Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zink told reporters there were nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

COVID-19: The time to act is now, before widespread community transmission

With no vaccine available, we have to rely on two tools: containment and mitigation.

Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zink told reporters there were nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Larry Smith

Point of View: Follow Hammond’s advice by adjusting oil taxes to redeem state’s share

The recently established POMV formula lacks the controls advocated by Gov. Jay Hammond.

Larry Smith

Alaska Voices: Hilcorp invests in Alaska

In just the past eight years, Hilcorp has invested more than $4 billion dollars in Alaska.

  • Mar 10, 2020
Donna Schantz (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Transparency is the foundation of public trust

The inability to verify is a core concern the council has regarding the upcoming sale to Hilcorp.

  • Mar 9, 2020
Donna Schantz (Courtesy photo)