Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Funny River Community Center in Funny River, Alaska on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)

A ‘yes’ vote for a constitutional convention is a ‘yes’ vote for justice

The issue of justice reform unites Alaskans from rural villages and urban centers alike

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • By Ben Carpenter
Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Funny River Community Center in Funny River, Alaska on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)
A voting booth for the Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Homer elections at Cowles Council Chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Charlie Menke/ Homer News)

Be an educated voter

What’s on the ballot?

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • By Therese Lewandowski
A voting booth for the Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Homer elections at Cowles Council Chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Charlie Menke/ Homer News)
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Opinion: In defense of free speech for all

Selective defense of free speech shreds vital connection to Equal Protection Clause.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses supporters at the opening of her new campaign headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen,File)

Opinion: Alaska is at a crossroads

The upcoming midterm elections is way more important than some feel.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • By Frank Dahl
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses supporters at the opening of her new campaign headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen,File)
This public domain images shows former House Majority Leader Hale Boggs. Boggs was traveling in an airplane with Alaska Rep. Nick Begich in 1972 that went missing and has never been found.

Opinion: On 50th anniversary of disappearance, time to search for missing Boggs-Begich plane

Hale Boggs was my grandfather.

  • Oct 20, 2022
  • By Stephen Sigmund
This public domain images shows former House Majority Leader Hale Boggs. Boggs was traveling in an airplane with Alaska Rep. Nick Begich in 1972 that went missing and has never been found.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks during a meet-and-greet Oct. 12 at Louie’s Douglas Inn. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Murkowski understands and prioritizes the seafood industry and coastal Alaska

Around here, the blue economy is not just a trendy phrase.

  • Oct 20, 2022
  • By Julie Decker
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks during a meet-and-greet Oct. 12 at Louie’s Douglas Inn. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in The Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: A governor should solve crises, not create them

Across Alaska we’re losing teachers and courses, and closing schools

  • Oct 18, 2022
  • By Les Gara and Jessica Cook
Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in The Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Bailed out by federal spending and a war

No one should believe the current fiscal picture will last.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Reps. Clavin Schrage, I-Anchorage, left, and David Eastman, R-Wasilla, discuss a bill on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives to enact limits on individual contributions to political campaigns, on Monday, March 14, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The Oath Keepers and Eastman’s political future

” … even though he condemned the violence on Jan. 6, he had passively given aid to the Oath Keepers”

  • Oct 10, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
Reps. Clavin Schrage, I-Anchorage, left, and David Eastman, R-Wasilla, discuss a bill on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives to enact limits on individual contributions to political campaigns, on Monday, March 14, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Opinion: Latest crime statistics report shows policies are working

Alaska’s overall crime rate is now at the lowest level in 41 years

  • Oct 7, 2022
  • By Governor Mike Dunleavy, Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell, and Attorney General Treg Taylor
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)
Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital Chief Executive Officer. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: Having hospitalists ‘means all good things’

A hospitalist is a dedicated physician who works exclusively in the hospital to provide inpatient care.

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital Chief Executive Officer. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)
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Opinion: Why is a convention referendum on the ballot this fall?

Alaska’s framers understood that the process of ordinary and higher lawmaking should be different.

  • Oct 6, 2022
  • By J.H. Snider
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Peter Zuyus

What about Alaska’s seniors in the 2022 governor race?

When 130,000 seniors speak, candidates will listen.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • By Peter T. Zuyus
Peter Zuyus
This image available under the Creative Commons license shows the outline of the state of Alaska filled with the pattern of the state flag.

Opinion: Bringing broadband to all Alaskans

Too many Alaskans face barriers accessing the internet.

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • By Diane Kaplan, Rebecca Brice Henderson, Mike Navarre and Angela Salazar
This image available under the Creative Commons license shows the outline of the state of Alaska filled with the pattern of the state flag.
This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Join us in voting against a constitutional convention

Voting no on a constitutional convention is vital to the well-being and stability of our state.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • By Sioux Douglas and Beth Chapman
This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Michael O’Meara.

Point of View: Tell BOEM how you feel

It seems like BOEM should prioritize input from people most likely to be affected if leases are sold

Michael O’Meara.
The State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Office of Information Technology webpage. (Screenshot/oit.alaska.gov)

Cloud migration now underway will strengthen, enhance State IT systems

At the most basic level, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services remotely

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • By Bill Smith
The State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Office of Information Technology webpage. (Screenshot/oit.alaska.gov)
Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in The Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Better schools for a better economy

We need leaders who care about our children’s futures

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • By Les Gara and Jessica Cook
Jessica Cook, left, and Les Gara stand in The Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voices of the Peninsula: This is our borough and city

By Therese Lewandowski Another election already? Yes! This is our local elections — borough and city. It’s not as popular and you may think it… Continue reading

A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building is seen in Juneau, Alaska, in March 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: APFC keeps steady keel during turbulent year

FY2022 was a challenging year for all investors

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • By Craig Richards
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building is seen in Juneau, Alaska, in March 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)