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Tina Tomsen
Alaska Voices: Alaska’s Trojan Horse

Alaska deserves better than a tall man who simply puts on a kuspuk and claims to support Alaskans.

In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Opinion: Oil tax ballot measure goes too far

I’ve been lucky enough to spend my entire life in Alaska. I… Continue reading

Members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries meet for the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish Meeting at the William A. Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Opinion: Prioritizing personal use, sport fisheries will doom commercial fishermen

My friends fishing commercially in Cook Inlet broke even the last two years if they were lucky.

Opinion: Nonprofits benefit from Hilcorp’s giving program

The Hilcorp Giving Program is designed to help Hilcorp Alaska employees become lifelong givers.

Our educators need backup

We owe it to them, and to our students, to provide for an adequate pool of substitute employees.

First Lady Rose Dunleavy speaks to the importance of volunteerism during the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards in the Governor’s Mansion, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Alaska first lady’s volunteer award nominations are now open

Each one of these Alaskans has made our state a better place to live.

Board of Fish should put fish and Alaskans first

Salmon and other fish must be prioritized for the owners of the resource first.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks about oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Dec. 19, 2017 during debates about the GOP tax cut on the floor of the U.S. Senate. (C-SPAN)
Opinion: Spread the load, save the state’s budget

We can address the underlying condition that is plaguing Alaska.

Colonel Bryan W. Barlow, Director of the Division of Alaska State Troopers (Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers)
Point of View: Focusing on the fundamentals

An introduction from new state trooper director

By Rep. Cathy Tilton (Courtesy photo)
Opinion: Revised constitutional spending limit key to Alaska’s fiscal stability

I view a revised constitutional spending limit as contract with Alaskans for fiscal discipline.

Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Juneau. (Becky Bohrer | Associated Press File)
Opinion: Trafficking in Alaska must end

One of my priorities is to combat this scourge and eliminate it from our communities.

Hal Shepherd. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd)
Point of View: This is a bad time to harass Kachemak Bay wildlife

In 2019 several thousand common murres starved to death in the Kachemak Bay.