The Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The numbers don’t lie, but people do

Newly elected legislators should be open to learning from data once in office.

  • Dec 7, 2020
The Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Dunleavy makes Alaska a hostile place

From the moment Dunleavy took office the disdain for his own employees was on full display.

  • Dec 5, 2020
Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami (courtesy photo)
In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington where the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the first case of LGBT rights since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama. Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Opinion: Now is the time to pass the Equality Act

Equality is not a Democratic or Republican value, it’s an American value.

  • Dec 5, 2020
In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington where the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the first case of LGBT rights since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama. Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Oil sheen bleeds from the beach at Herring Bay on Knight Island on Dec. 7, 1989. (Courtesy Photo / ARLIS Reference)
Oil sheen bleeds from the beach at Herring Bay on Knight Island on Dec. 7, 1989. (Courtesy Photo / ARLIS Reference)
Pam Brodie. (Photo courtesy Pam Brodie)

Voices of the Peninsula: Murkowski could hold key to unifying America

For the first time in years, I see elected leaders who have the potential to reverse our self-destructive course and start to bring this country back together.

Pam Brodie. (Photo courtesy Pam Brodie)
David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)

Opinion: Now that industrial hemp is legal, Alaska’s industry must follow law

While industrial hemp is an old-time agricultural crop, many still think of cannabis only as marijuana.

  • Dec 2, 2020
David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)
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Opinion: The problem with don’t tell me what to do

Doesn’t a state need a governor, like a ship needs a captain?

  • Dec 2, 2020
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Opinion: Saying nothing helps fraud against our democracy

Silence effectively helps the president and his lawyers.

  • Nov 29, 2020
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Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)

Point of View: Community and isolation

Be kind to each other during the pandemic.

Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)

Opinion: Now is the time for Alaska’s gasline

By Bill Walker I am pleased to be a founding member of the newly formed Alaska Gasline & LNG, LLC, alongside Alaska Laborers’ Local 341,… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2020

Opinion: UAA’s aviation programs give students the edge to become leaders in their fields

A recent report by Boeing highlighted worldwide industry demands for 600,000 pilots and aircraft mechanics during the next 20 years.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Opinion: Exploring lessons of the Trump Era

There’s an opportunity here to discuss issues important to both sides of the political divide.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: Help us to help you by being COVID-19 safe

Doctors seek community action in keeping COVID-19 numbers down

The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)
Julie Anderson, commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, speaks to the Alaska Chamber of Commerce at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. With Anderson on stage Curtis Thayer, President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: When we support local, Alaska thrives!

The economic impacts of COVID-19 have been devastating for small businesses across the nation, and unfortunately Alaska is not immune. The Dunleavy Administration continues to… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2020
Julie Anderson, commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, speaks to the Alaska Chamber of Commerce at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. With Anderson on stage Curtis Thayer, President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Corri A. Feige.

Opinion: Council helps state ‘know where it’s at’

Integrating such data into other land management tools helps us make better decisions about how to use and conserve our resources.

  • Nov 23, 2020
Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Corri A. Feige.
A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Editorial: Let our better angels prevail

We hope election of Biden and Harris means the end of bitter, divisive politics, and the rebirth of civility in government and social existence.

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Opinion: Best practices to sustain permanent fund

It is our job to equip the fund for success for decades to come.

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Opinion: Helping Alaska’s veterans connect and heal

Americans should be concerned about the wellbeing of Alaska’s military veteran

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Shopping small for 2020 holiday season needed more than ever

Small retailers and restaurants are relying on us to send a message with our dollars that says, “We’ve got your back.”

  • Nov 18, 2020
Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (courtesy photo)
Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer (courtesy photo)
Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer (courtesy photo)

Opinion: No trace of fraud in Alaska’s 2020 election

My thanks go out to every Alaskan who chose to participate in our democratic process.

  • Nov 18, 2020
Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer (courtesy photo)
Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer (courtesy photo)