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Point of View: Pay it Forward — It matters only that you care

The caring nature of Homer has sustained and nurtured my gratefulness throughout the past year.

 

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: A campaign for Alaska

“For Alaska” philanthropic campaign aims raise $200 million by 2024.

 

A role of "I Voted" stickers sit sanitizer. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: There’s a problem election reform efforts are ignoring

Campaigns should be shorter. But they aren’t.

  • Apr 10, 2021

 

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Point of View: Celebrate Citizen Science Month with Crane Watch

April is Citizen Science Month, an opportunity for people to get involved in citizen science projects all over the country and right in their own… Continue reading

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Opinion: How satellites may lead to broadband service for rural Alaska

Low Earth orbiting satellites may soon help Alaska to achieve a task force goal.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: An idea to limit length of legislative floor sessions

Here’s the plan to help move along the baseball games, I mean legislative work, at a faster pace.

(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: Meet in the middle on voting reform

Wouldn’t it be great to have a voting bill that makes voting easier, more secure and one that all parties could possibly agree on?

  • Apr 5, 2021
Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)
Robert Archibald is president of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council board of director and represents the city of Homer, where he has lived since 1984. (courtesy)

Alaska Voices: Walking the talk on responsible energy development

If you can recall the images of oiled otters and sea birds, of oil spreading from the Exxon Valdez, then you know what is at stake.

  • Apr 5, 2021
Robert Archibald is president of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council board of director and represents the city of Homer, where he has lived since 1984. (courtesy)
Ski tracks can be seen in the snow at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska, on March 20, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Lessons learned on the downhill

If you are skiing and find conditions requiring creative nonstandard techniques to not end up in a snowbank, it’s probably time to revise your TTD list for the day.

  • Apr 3, 2021
Ski tracks can be seen in the snow at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska, on March 20, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Unless something changes at the federal level, Juneau’s waterfront may be devoid of cruise ships for another summer. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Why are there still no cruise ships?

Can You spell P-V-S-A-E-x-e-m-p-t-i-o-n?

  • Apr 3, 2021
Unless something changes at the federal level, Juneau’s waterfront may be devoid of cruise ships for another summer. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: QAnon is the most successful April Fools’ joke I’ve ever seen

Like going down the rabbit hole into a dark, sinister version of “Alice in Wonderland,” once you’re in, that’s your reality.

  • Apr 1, 2021
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Voices of the Peninsula: Flawed decisions failed Ninilchik athletes

“There was so much that was wrong with the end of this game …”

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Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)

Point of View: Land acknowledgment works toward racial justice

From Uzintun to lands north of Niqnalchint, Indigenous place names honor First Peoples

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)
This screenshot of a presentation included in a Friday afternoon news conference shows state-owned waterways. (Screenshot)

Opinion: Unlocking Alaska

“After decades of federal obstruction and delay, I am asserting the state’s control of the navigable waters and submerged lands we received at statehood.”

This screenshot of a presentation included in a Friday afternoon news conference shows state-owned waterways. (Screenshot)
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Opinion: This time, Boulder. Next time, anywhere, USA.

Just 15 minutes before the shooting started, I had driven through the King Sooper parking lot.

  • Mar 27, 2021
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Opinion: Looking at the past could improve psychiatric patient care

“Issues that psychiatric patients consider important are not included in the ‘crisis now’ model…”

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Voices of the Peninsula: Take it for Team Alaska

COVID-19 has a vaccination — yours for the taking.

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The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate the first-period goal of Logan Ritchie (far left) on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Brown Bears are back and need your support

Our club will resume hockey operations at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex beginning April 16.

The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate the first-period goal of Logan Ritchie (far left) on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Opinion: American Rescue Plan is another debt dumped on our grandchildren

Murkowski is right. Rescue Plan “went far beyond COVID-19 relief.”

  • Mar 22, 2021
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