Former Gov. Bill Walker, right, and his running mate former commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Heidi Drygas, speak to Juneauites gathered for a fundraiser at a private home in Juneau on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Why I’m voting for Walker

Walker is the only candidate with the potential to govern effectively for all Alaskans.

  • Aug 6, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak

 

Nick Begich III campaign materials sit on tables ahead of a May 16 GOP debate held in Juneau. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Nick Begich is who Alaska and America need now

It is in Alaska’s best interest to elect a member of the Republican party

  • Aug 4, 2022
  • By Win Gruening

 

State Sen. Josh Revak (Photo provided)

The time has come to end Big Tech’s rule

The hope is that the bipartisan American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992) will come to the Senate floor for a vote

  • Aug 3, 2022
  • By Sen. Josh Revak

 

Michael Heimbuch attends a memorial service for the late Drew Scalzi on Aug. 5, 2005, at the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: King salmon: The clash of culture and science

People do some pretty awful things to king salmon stocks

Michael Heimbuch attends a memorial service for the late Drew Scalzi on Aug. 5, 2005, at the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Lieutenant governor candidate Edie Grunwald speaks at a Charlie Pierce campaign event at Paradisos restaurant in Kenai on Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Election Integrity: An Alaskan question with an Alaskan answer

A needless round of feel-good meetings and what-if conversations will be a thing of the past

  • Aug 1, 2022
  • By Edie Grunwald
Lieutenant governor candidate Edie Grunwald speaks at a Charlie Pierce campaign event at Paradisos restaurant in Kenai on Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I’m a longtime educator, and I’m supporting Walker/Drygas

The issues our state faces are significant with regard to education.

  • Jul 29, 2022
  • By Heather Batchelder
This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)
The offical ballot for the Aug. 16, 2022, Special General Election features ranked choice voting. (State of Alaska Divison of Elections)

Opinion: Alaskans deserve an election system that represents our differences

The new system’s goal is to make this election cycle transparent, secure and easy for all Alaskans to vote

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • By Mike Navarre
The offical ballot for the Aug. 16, 2022, Special General Election features ranked choice voting. (State of Alaska Divison of Elections)
Larry Persily (Peninsula Clarion file)

Opinion: Congress could keep health insurance costs from rising, but it has to act fast

The cost of health insurance will rise substantially next year for about 13 million Americans

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • By Larry Persily
Larry Persily (Peninsula Clarion file)

Opinion: Remaining vigilant after 30 years

Exxon Valdez spurred both federal and state legislatures, the industry, and the public to come together

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • By Shaylon Cochran
UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell (Courtesy)

Opinion: UAA’s career certificates are helping to fill Alaska’s workforce pipeline

At UAA, we are announcing a new suite of certificate programs responding to some of the state’s most critical needs

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • By Sean Parnell
UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell (Courtesy)
Homer Foundation

Point of View: Trails thrive with community care

Building a trail across the steep and crumpled country of the outer Kenai Peninsula was a crazy idea

Homer Foundation
Black bears roam in the Skilak Lake area of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, on June 13, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Commentary: Got Bears? You can help protect yourself and an Alaska icon with electric fencing

A bear’s incredible sense of smell can lead them to food sources from miles away and often right into our communities

  • Jul 19, 2022
  • By Isabel Grant
Black bears roam in the Skilak Lake area of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, on June 13, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Jim Cockrell, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, is seen in this undated photo. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: Historic investment in public safety will save lives

Officials have provided the Alaska Department of Public Safety with historic funding to combat crime and protect victims

  • Jul 18, 2022
  • By James Cockrell
Jim Cockrell, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, is seen in this undated photo. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Charity starts at home

America has responsible solutions to our energy crisis and inflation rate here in the U.S. generally — and in Alaska in particular

  • Jul 18, 2022
  • By Frank H. Murkowski
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Opinion: The 2023 budget represents bipartisan wins for Alaskans

“I’m a small government guy, but that means I believe government should stick to its core responsibilities … “

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • By Gov. Mike Dunleavy
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)
Andy Haas

Point of View: Fight to keep right to privacy intact

What does Dobbs v. Jackson mean in terms of our right to privacy?

Andy Haas
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Point of View: The challenges of education in Alaska

The children of Alaska deserve a better education and a future, writes Charlie Pierce

Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Sarah Palin speaks at a July 11 Save America Rally featuring former President Donald Trump at Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Nothing to lose?

Please consider your options

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • By Dr. carolyn V. Brown
Sarah Palin speaks at a July 11 Save America Rally featuring former President Donald Trump at Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Former Gov. Bill Walker, right, and his running mate former commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Heidi Drygas, speak to Juneauites gathered for a fundraiser at a private home in Juneau on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Alaska can’t afford to tread water on bycatch

Our administration will appoint and hire officials who are well-versed in and committed to aggressive bycatch solutions

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • By Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas
Former Gov. Bill Walker, right, and his running mate former commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Heidi Drygas, speak to Juneauites gathered for a fundraiser at a private home in Juneau on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: America’s mentally unhealthy gun culture

Recent bill missed the collective mental deficiency of a culture which worships the power of guns…

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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