Alaska Marine Highway System workers assemble next to the AMHS ferry Columbia for an Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific strike after failing to reach agreement on a contract with the state of Alaska, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Ketchikan, Alaska. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

Alaska Voices: Labor is not a partisan issue

If you think that to be conservative you have to hate unions, you have been manipulated.

  • Oct 5, 2019
Alaska Marine Highway System workers assemble next to the AMHS ferry Columbia for an Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific strike after failing to reach agreement on a contract with the state of Alaska, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Ketchikan, Alaska. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)
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Letter to the Editor: Make your voice heard on 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting

Send your comments to Executive Director Glen Haight at the Board of Fisheries before Oct. 8.

  • Oct 5, 2019
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A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Strong voter turnout builds a strong community

Kenai Peninsula voter turnout is abysmal.

  • Sep 25, 2019
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
James B. Beckham is acting director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil & Gas. (Courtesy photo)

Opinion: Alaska’s oil and gas future looks strong

There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of oil and gas in Alaska

  • Sep 17, 2019
James B. Beckham is acting director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil & Gas. (Courtesy photo)
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: Manager-run system is a better choice

Hiring a manager would not grow government, which can easily happen with an unqualified mayor.

  • Sep 17, 2019
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
This 2014 photo provided by NOAA shows Arctic ice coverage. Scientists say Arctic sea ice has reached a record winter low again.The U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Centre says it’s the second year in a row that the amount of sea ice at the end of winter was less than any year since satellite monitoring began. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/NOAA

Letter to the Editor: Leaders must tackle climate change

We urge our leaders to prioritize climate change and its impacts to public health for Alaskans.

  • Sep 17, 2019
This 2014 photo provided by NOAA shows Arctic ice coverage. Scientists say Arctic sea ice has reached a record winter low again.The U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Centre says it’s the second year in a row that the amount of sea ice at the end of winter was less than any year since satellite monitoring began. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/NOAA
Trees burned by the Swan Lake Fire and knocked down by gusts of wind can be seen here along the Sterling Highway on Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: The fire that should have never happened

The policies surrounding wildfires should prompt Alaskans to worry.

  • Sep 17, 2019
Trees burned by the Swan Lake Fire and knocked down by gusts of wind can be seen here along the Sterling Highway on Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Educators, who are getting ready to strike Tuesday, rally in front of Kenai Central High School, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Why we would strike

You deserve to know what this is about.

  • Sep 17, 2019
Educators, who are getting ready to strike Tuesday, rally in front of Kenai Central High School, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: Educators are worth the investment

Working together to find solutions to the challenges we face is critical.

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Educator associations need to step up and compromise

What do the members of the KPEA need to do?

  • Sep 14, 2019

Letter to the Editor: District can stop the strike

Our offer to the district brings us in line with comparable districts on the cost of health care.

  • Sep 14, 2019
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)

Alaska Voices: Anticompetitive internet services threaten business community

Connecting with the rest of the world through the internet is essential to a functioning economy.

  • Sep 14, 2019
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)

Letter to the Editor: Stop policing women’s bodies

When are we going to STOP sexualizing our female population?

  • Sep 12, 2019
The Alaska State Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Fix the permanent fund dividend now

We need a change in how we pay the PFD.

  • Sep 12, 2019
The Alaska State Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Letter to the Editor: Your vote can make a difference

I am writing this because only 35% of Alaskans went to the polls this year and many people say, “Oh well, it doesn’t matter because… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2019
Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Support farmers markets for better food, stronger communities

Thank you for your supporting Alaska’s farmers markets and growers at the Soldotna Wednesday Market.

  • Sep 10, 2019
Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: The educational irony of a teachers’ strike

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a logo: “kpbsd –where kids come first.”

  • Sep 7, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Force Pebble to pay up front for environmental costs

If Pebble doesn’t feel it’s worth this security account then they should NOT mine Bristol Bay.

  • Sep 7, 2019
McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t let Big Oil shut you up

We’ve all attended meetings where QA is the final agenda item.

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Agriculture is an economic driver crucial for state food security

The Kenai Peninsula has the largest number of hoop houses per capita in the U.S.

  • Sep 5, 2019
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)