Bob Franken: Policing the police

This is a true story (as opposed to my usual falsehoods): A few years back, when the World Bank and International Monetary Fund would hold… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Fort Wainwright again on list of bases studied for cuts

Almost as soon as the Interior has dealt with each event that has the potential to threaten the placement of military service members at nearby… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2014

Cal Thomas: Robin Williams – comedy and tragedy

Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

What others say: Secondhand shops have chance to be heroes

Operators of Juneau’s secondhand stores have the opportunity to be heroes, even if they’re the reluctant kind.The 7-2 passage of an ordinance by Assembly members… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2014

Rich Lowry: The Ferguson melodrama

Even if the police in Ferguson, Missouri, are the brutal occupying force alleged by the protestors there, what do local shop owners have to do… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2014

What others say: Selection of preferred F-35 site great news

The Interior got some of the best news Thursday that residents have seen all year. After a lengthy selection process, the Air Force announced it… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2014

Campaigning in Alaska has a distinct feel

EAGLE RIVER — Wearing a fleece vest with his name and the logo of the northwestern city of Nome, Lt. Gov Mead Treadwell walked through… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2014

Plenty on the ballot in Tuesday’s primary

If you’ve somehow managed to avoid the newspaper, TV, radio, Internet and your mailbox for the past few months, here’s a quick reminder: Alaska’s primary… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2014

Treider: A different vision of Alaska’s future

In 1985, my young family followed an oilfield truck up the Alcan and we began a life of adventure, beauty, hard work, laughter and tears.… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2014
  • By Eric Treider

Seaton: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 1

Why Vote YES on Ballot Measure 1?There is only one chance to repeal SB 21. New laws can only be repealed at the first general… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2014
  • By Paul Seaton

Micciche: People before politics in District O

Tuesday is an important day for Alaskans. I will not campaign until after the primary so that constituents can learn the most they can about… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2014
  • By Peter Micciche

On animal welfare, is there more community can do?

This week’s rescue of 35 dogs just outside of Soldotna highlights a question the Kenai Peninsula Borough has been struggling with for years: How much,… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2014

Thornton: Service leadership – paying attention and doing the right thing

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” Service leadership means getting out there, often times getting dirty, tired,… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2014
  • By Shauna Thornton

Olson: Work in Juneau has state moving forward

It has been an honor and a privilege to represent you at home and in Juneau for the past five terms. I am running again… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2014
  • By Kurt Olson

Knudsen: Get out and vote

August 19th will soon be here and Alaskans will be voting on Ballot Measure One to decide if Oil Tax Reform will be repealed or… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2014

Chenault: Address state’s needs while keeping spending under control

I am very humbled and proud that the voters of my House District have had faith in my abilities to send me to Juneau for… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2014
  • By Mike Chenault

What others say: More jobs available, but paying less

Two new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2014

Bob Franken: Tangled friendships

We’ve all heard the cliche: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” It is supposed to explain why nations that normally are bitter foes… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Rain makes good judgement imperative on Interior waters

It’s been almost hard to recognize the Chena River this summer. Usually an easygoing stream that meanders through town lazily, the river this season has… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2014

What others say: It’s time to say ‘enough’

To the youth of Juneau, we have failed you. And for that our community should truly feel sorry.Far too many of you have been subjected… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2014