What others say: CDC adds to confusion with Ebola

A month after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in this country, the Centers for Disease Control on Monday announced yet another policy for… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2014

What others say: Juneau needs a sales tax fix

As the city’s Tax-Exempt Review Committee considers altering Juneau’s sales tax, it’s important that the committee suggests a plan that will balance the books for… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2014

Letters to the editor

Once again we have senator Murkowski talking as though she actually knows about the subject she is addressing. Has she actually had cancer, or other… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2014

Important choices on Tuesday’s ballot

Putting aside the millions of dollars being spent on the campaigns, the U.S. Senate race comes down to two questions: Which candidate is best for… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2014

Ballot Measure 4 protects salmon for future generations

Voting “Yes” on Ballot Measure 4 will do nothing more than require large-scale mines to meet the same standard that has applied to oil and… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2014

Senate candidates share their views

1. With the recent drop in oil process, the Legislature will face some tough decisions in 2015. What will be your top priorities for funding?… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2014

Eric Treider: Alaskans yearn for something different

What an incredible feeling! I walked into Safeway and an employee looked at me and asked, “Are you Eric?” I answered, “Yeah...?” She grinned big… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2014
  • By Eric Treider

Peter Micciche: People come before politics

District O Friends and Neighbors:I was raised to generously give my time and resources back to my community. I served honorably as Soldotna’s Mayor and… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2014
  • By Peter Micciche

Avoid a nightmare – be safe this weekend

Peninsula residents beware: Ghosts and goblins will be in out abundance this evening.In their mad rush to get as much trick-or-treat booty as possible, many… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2014

Shauna Thornton: Overcoming challenges will require innovation

“Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.” — Jesse JacksonThe issues facing Alaska over the coming years… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2014
  • By Shauna Thornton

Kurt Olson: Issues include gas line, oil taxes, health care

I am continually asked about several issues. Here are my thoughts about three of them:Gas LineAfter being involved with the gas line issue for 13… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2014
  • By Kurt Olson

Rocky Knudsen: State needs to be more efficient

Deficit Spending: Make cuts to the operating budget by requiring the departments to be more efficient in their daily operations. Stop extended studies for projects… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2014
  • By Rocky Knudsen

What others say: Mass transit still needs to be sustainable

It hasn’t been a secret that the borough bus system’s Gold Line route between Fort Wainwright and downtown suffers from poor ridership. But a report… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2014

Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

1. With the recent drop in oil process, the Legislature will face some tough decisions in 2015. What will be your top priorities for funding?… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2014

Voices of the Peninsula: Elected leaders must look out for Alaskans’ interests

This October, the Alaska Board of Fisheries took unprecedented measures to avoid holding their next Upper Cook Inlet regulatory meeting on the Kenai Peninsula. Despite… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2014
  • By Todd Smith

What others say: Price of power

The good people that live around Willow could be excused for thinking Mother Nature was out to get them on Monday.In the span of less… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2014

Voices of Alaska: Scientists who know say ‘no’

On November 4, Alaskans will consider Ballot Measure No. 2, an initiative to legalize the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. And those… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2014
  • By Sen. Lisa Murkowski

What others say: Utility’s pipe order meaningful step toward Interior energy relief

The Oct. 22 announcement that the Interior Gas Utility has placed an order for pipe to complete the first phase of its distribution buildout next… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2014

Putin’s antics wearing thin in Europe

When George W. Bush proposed pulling U.S. bases out of Germany and moving them farther east to Poland and Romania, the plan got a chilly… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2014
  • By The Commercial Appeal editorial

Rich Lowry: The poll tax that wasn’t

When the Supreme Court rejected a petition to stop a Texas voter-ID law from going into effect for the midterms, the left commenced its wailing… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry