COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alaska Voices: Keep Alaska afloat by doing your part to prevent COVID

What looked like a “second wave” moved in like a tsunami.

 

Alaska Senate District P candidate John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Voices of the Peninula: Remodeling Alaska’s fishing industry

Fishing shouldn’t be catalogued underneath Alaska’s boring-but-true bureaucracy.

  • Aug 10, 2020

 

Opinion: Lawmakers should put American democracy first

Alaskans should make the intelligent distinction between party loyalists and proactive opponents.

  • Aug 10, 2020

 

The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire File)

Are school closures based on science or fear?

If we believe children come first, then fears must be overcome in favor of science and common sense.

  • Aug 6, 2020
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Opinion: Beating virus will take time, patience

The quickest way back to a strong, vibrant Alaska is, ironically, a bit slower than we might like.

  • Aug 6, 2020
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Opinion: Not all fishermen support Sullivan

We encourage independent-minded fishermen to support independent candidate Dr. Al Gross.

  • Aug 5, 2020
This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

A Message from Sound Publishing: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Voices of the Peninsula: Kenai refuge ditches trapping safeguards

This proposal has the potential to seriously harm many recreational users.

  • Aug 3, 2020
Larry Persily

Alaska Voices: The Permanent Fund divide

It will take a lot of compromise to reach an affordable dividend and decent public services.

Larry Persily
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Opinion: Wear masks, distance for the good of community

Distance is the only guaranteed measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Mead Treadwell (Courtesy)

Ranked-choice voting and Ballot Measure 2 should be voted down

It would eliminate party primaries for a free-for-all.

  • Jul 30, 2020
Mead Treadwell (Courtesy)
Tony Knowles (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: A simple trail toward a stronger sustainable economy

Over the last two years Alaska Trails has scoped out and planned for an Alaska Long Trail.

  • Jul 30, 2020
Tony Knowles (Courtesy photo)
Kenai Peninsula College is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Kenai Peninsula College and COVID-19

We don’t like it, but we are doing the best we can with the hand we’ve been dealt.

Kenai Peninsula College is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: One year later, Recall Dunleavy still committed to Alaska

If we want change on a national level, we lead this change by first upending the governor’s tenure.

  • Jul 28, 2020
Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Voices of the Peninsula: The only candidate honest with the numbers

Fiscal responsibility starts with being honest about the numbers.

  • Jul 28, 2020
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Opinion: Trump’s use of force tramples our freedoms

Alaskans have a choice in November.

  • Jul 27, 2020
President Donald J. Trump listens as Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy delivers remarks at the Rolling Back Regulations to Help All Americans event Thursday, July 16, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s cameo in an alternative universe

Last week, Dunleavy attended President Trump’s “Rolling Back Regulations to Help All Americans” event.

  • Jul 25, 2020
President Donald J. Trump listens as Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy delivers remarks at the Rolling Back Regulations to Help All Americans event Thursday, July 16, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the oil producer BP company logo at a petrol station in London. (AP Photo/Caroline Spiezio, File)

Voices of the Peninsula: The neighborly thing to do

Maybe I’m radical for believing that a decision about what’s fair shouldn’t take place at a ballot box.

  • Jul 23, 2020
This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the oil producer BP company logo at a petrol station in London. (AP Photo/Caroline Spiezio, File)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 would be deleterious to Alaska’s future

A yes vote on Ballot Measure 1 would be like driving a ship into the eye of a storm.

  • Jul 23, 2020

Alaska Voices: Are We OK? A message from Alaska’s hospitals and nursing homes on COVID-19

A lot has changed from just one month ago when it was concerning to see 20 positive cases in a day.