Voices of the Peninsula: The un-democracy of Pebble Mine

With the draft EIS for the Pebble Mine set to be released this Friday, Feb. 22, we on the Kenai Peninsula have something to learn… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

 

This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

Opinion: Getting the facts on the upstream carbon impact of ANWR development

North Slope has legacy of environmental responsibility that shines among the oilfields in the world

  • Feb 19, 2019

 

Letter to the Editor: Standing for principles

We are so pleased to be represented by a man of such integrity, Rep. Gary Knopp. He stood by his principles, above partisan politics and… Continue reading

 

Letter to the Editor: The governor kept his word

When people ask me what being a conservative means, my first response is always that “people are more important than government.” The last four years… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: The hard truth about Medicaid expansion

It’s time for a reality check. Since Alaska expanded Medicaid to able-bodied adults in 2015, our state has experienced cost overruns, unexpected — but predictable… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Alaska Voices: Science requires knowledge, but that requires education

Tim Bradner, one of Alaska’s most respected business and resource journalists, had an excellent column Feb. 15 in the Anchorage Daily News on how government… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Say ‘no’ to Dunleavy’s budget cuts

To live within your means, you have to have an income. My husband and I are longtime Alaskan residents who love our state and what… Continue reading

Prescription for Play: Children’s play is critical for healthy development

Some doctors are starting to write a very different kind of prescription for their young patients — a strong recommendation to “play every day.” While… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Time for all of us to step up to the plate

Re, articles in Thursday’s ADN from Larry Persily and Mia Costello: They are right on, but if I could just add to the need for… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Thank a teacher

It’s not really, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” Or, I should say that it goes much deeper than that. It is, “If… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: ‘Yes’ on the Soldotna field house

We would like to say that we are proud supporters of the proposed Soldotna field house. What an awesome opportunity we have to add quality… Continue reading

Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building.

UAA will be ready if allowed to apply for reaccreditation

From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation requirements,… Continue reading

Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building.

Letter to the Editor: Dividend or social services?

Politicians have been using the promise of guaranteed dividends to in effect buy votes

Letter to the Editor: Board of Fish fails the Kenai

The nasty flip floppers have taunted Kenai Peninsula residents after giving them the hope

Letter to the Editor: A citizen call to action

We elected a governor who stood on the principles of transparency and restoring the public trust.

Letter to the Editor: Kudos for standing up to Dunleavy

We respect and admire Gary so much for his efforts to resist this assault on our state.

Letter to the Editor: Time for bipartisanship

Hypocrisy is alive and well in the Republican Party.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: An honest budget — sustainable, predictable, affordable

Politicians haven’t been honest when it comes to the numbers and the seriousness of our fiscal woes

  • Feb 12, 2019
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Build Alaska’s economy on the strengths of its university system

Years ago a friend and I were talking about a political geography class I was teaching at the university. I shared my excitement about the… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2019

Alaska Voices: Fact and fiction on Medicaid expansion

Health care is complex and hard, because it is both deeply personal and very expensive. As a society, we unite behind the belief that we… Continue reading