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A spruce tree showing heavy damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion file)
Opinion: Spruce beetle outbreak will require all hands, all lands solutions

This time, the beetle’s rate of spread appears to be outpacing the last outbreak

The Berkeley Pit abuts the City of Butte on Silver Bow Creek in southwestern Montana. (Courtesy Photo)
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Alabama did something courageous, but they still haven’t quite got it right.

In this March 7, 2019 photo, Mouhcine Guettabi, associate professor of economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, speaks to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Economists are failing Gov. Dunleavy.

Harmful species coordinator Rosie Masui takes samples at the Homer Harbor in July 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
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Funding for research is money well-spent

Letter to the Editor: This is not about abortion, but controlling women

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Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Opinion: Alaska needs to stop dreaming and solve real problems

We love thinking about big projects, but unattainable big projects distract us from reality.

Cindy Harris (Right) receives the Advocate of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association during their annual forum in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Harris)
Letter to the Editor: Join the fight against Alzheimer’s

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