This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Join us in voting against a constitutional convention

Voting no on a constitutional convention is vital to the well-being and stability of our state.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • By Sioux Douglas and Beth Chapman

 

Michael O’Meara.

Point of View: Tell BOEM how you feel

It seems like BOEM should prioritize input from people most likely to be affected if leases are sold

 

The State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Office of Information Technology webpage. (Screenshot/oit.alaska.gov)

Cloud migration now underway will strengthen, enhance State IT systems

At the most basic level, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services remotely

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • By Bill Smith

 

Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in The Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Better schools for a better economy

We need leaders who care about our children’s futures

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • By Les Gara and Jessica Cook
Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in The Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voices of the Peninsula: This is our borough and city

By Therese Lewandowski Another election already? Yes! This is our local elections — borough and city. It’s not as popular and you may think it… Continue reading

A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building is seen in Juneau, Alaska, in March 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: APFC keeps steady keel during turbulent year

FY2022 was a challenging year for all investors

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • By Craig Richards
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building is seen in Juneau, Alaska, in March 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
This February 2020 file photo shows the Alaska state flag on the bow of the Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Dunleavy’s ‘Reimagining AMHS’ relies on rewriting history

Dishonesty doesn’t make good policy.

  • Sep 16, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
This February 2020 file photo shows the Alaska state flag on the bow of the Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
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Opinion: Don’t get scammed like I nearly did

I should have just turned off the computer.

  • Sep 14, 2022
  • By Larry Olson
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Homer Foundation

Point of View: Nonprofits provide essential services not provided by cities

By our count, nonprofits provide more than 100 jobs to our communities

Homer Foundation
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce campaigns for governor as he walks in the 65th annual Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. Pierce resigned as borough mayor effective Sept. 30, 2022, to focus on his gubernatorial campaign. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: ‘It has been an honor to serve’

Borough mayor gives send-off ahead of departure

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • By Charlie Pierce
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce campaigns for governor as he walks in the 65th annual Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. Pierce resigned as borough mayor effective Sept. 30, 2022, to focus on his gubernatorial campaign. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
UNAC members and supporters rally near the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau on Thursday, Sept. 9, (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The transparent bad faith of university management

Our educational institutions must be held a higher standard.

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
UNAC members and supporters rally near the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau on Thursday, Sept. 9, (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces Friday, July 15, 2022, that 2022 most PFD payments will be distributed on Sept. 20, 2022. (Screenshot)

Opinion: A historic PFD still leaves work to be done

It is important to remember the dividend is not, and has never been, a welfare payment

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • By Gov. Mike Dunleavy
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces Friday, July 15, 2022, that 2022 most PFD payments will be distributed on Sept. 20, 2022. (Screenshot)
This map shows regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971. (Courtesy Photo | US National Park Service)

Opinion: New research guide includes ANCSA gems

AHS has just completed the first comprehensive guide to historical sources about ANCSA.

  • Sep 8, 2022
  • By William Schneider
This map shows regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971. (Courtesy Photo | US National Park Service)
Copies of the Alaska State Constitution are available outside the lieutenant governor’s office on the third floor of the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Alaskans should vote against a constitutional convention

Possible disruption to our current local governance is frightening

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • By Loren Jones
Copies of the Alaska State Constitution are available outside the lieutenant governor’s office on the third floor of the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: We do not need to convene a constitutional convention

Ways to amend the constitution already exist.

  • Sep 6, 2022
  • By Laraine Derr
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Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Alaska’s original constitution is one of the things in government that is working well and should be left alone

  • Sep 2, 2022
  • By Frank H. Murkowski
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska state seal can be seen at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, in February 2022. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Alaska Voices: State needs new approach to economic development

Our elected officials and community leaders have failed to articulate a clear vision to get growth going

  • Sep 1, 2022
  • By Taylor Drew Holshouser
The Alaska state seal can be seen at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, in February 2022. (Peninsula Clarion file)
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Voting: Our superpower

Voting may not traditionally be your favorite thing to do but looking at the voter turnout for the August election, maybe it’s at least becoming… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2022
  • By THERESE LEWANDOWSKI
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Kate Troll (Courtesy Photo / Kate Troll)

Opinion: The real ‘at last!’ on climate change

In Alaska, the Inflation Reduction Act offers come game-changing features.

  • Aug 17, 2022
  • By Kate Troll
Kate Troll (Courtesy Photo / Kate Troll)
Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in the Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in the Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)