In this March 7, 2019 photo, Mouhcine Guettabi, associate professor of economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, speaks to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Time for some budget humility

Economists are failing Gov. Dunleavy.

  • May 19, 2019
In this March 7, 2019 photo, Mouhcine Guettabi, associate professor of economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, speaks to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Harmful species coordinator Rosie Masui takes samples at the Homer Harbor in July 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: What we stand to lose

Funding for research is money well-spent

Harmful species coordinator Rosie Masui takes samples at the Homer Harbor in July 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Letter to the Editor: This is not about abortion, but controlling women

In my medical records, it says I had an abortion: spontaneous. Most know that to be a miscarriage, but for a long time, every time… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Alaska needs to stop dreaming and solve real problems

We love thinking about big projects, but unattainable big projects distract us from reality.

  • May 16, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Cindy Harris (Right) receives the Advocate of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association during their annual forum in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Harris)

Letter to the Editor: Join the fight against Alzheimer’s

I understand firsthand the enormous burden this disease has on the families and the economy.

  • May 16, 2019
Cindy Harris (Right) receives the Advocate of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association during their annual forum in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Harris)
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Opinion: Murkowski’s oversight failure on Pebble is troubling

We need leadership now when it comes to Bristol Bay.

  • May 15, 2019
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Opinion: Prepare, attract and retain quality educators for Alaska’s future

Constant employee turnover takes time, money, and energy away from educating young people.

  • May 15, 2019

Alaska: Our quality of life is at stake

Total philanthropic giving in Alaska in 2018 added up to approximately $135 million.

  • May 14, 2019

Opinion: Pebble Mine is bad for business and worse for America’s outdoor heritage

Bristol Bay’s fish, wildlife and economic prosperity are at stake.

  • May 11, 2019
Lael Oldmixon is the director for the UA Scholars Program.

Opinion: What can UA do to grow more of our own teachers, nurses, engineers and leaders?

Former University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton asked this question of his leadership team in 1998. At that point, the University of Alaska system had… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2019
Lael Oldmixon is the director for the UA Scholars Program.

Alaska Voices: UAA Alumni make a difference in their communities

The class of 2019 will make a difference not only in Alaska’s economy, but also in its communities.

  • May 8, 2019
In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing in Juneau, Alaska. Clarkson says his life was likely saved by one simple act. He suspected he was having a heart attack on a flight to Seattle on April 26, 2019, but didn’t want to bother anyone. But a half hour before the plane landed, he pushed the call button for a flight attendant, the likely life-saving event. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Alaska Attorney General Clarkson: My wake-up call on heart health

“This cannot be happening to me, I’m the guy who runs or walks 3-5 miles every day.”

  • May 7, 2019
In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing in Juneau, Alaska. Clarkson says his life was likely saved by one simple act. He suspected he was having a heart attack on a flight to Seattle on April 26, 2019, but didn’t want to bother anyone. But a half hour before the plane landed, he pushed the call button for a flight attendant, the likely life-saving event. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen gives his State of the University speech. (Screenshot)

Alaska Voices: University of Alaska is fully committed to the student experience

Thousands of UA graduates will cross a stage, receive their diploma, and move out into the world.

  • May 7, 2019
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen gives his State of the University speech. (Screenshot)

Opinion: A change in Alaska’s crime laws is needed now

Current criminal laws tie our hands, state prosecutors say.

  • May 6, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Funny River needs a boat launch

What’s Wrong With This Picture? As a member of the Funny River Community for the past 40-plus years, I have been privileged to know and… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2019

‘Gag rule’ would restrict KBFPC ability to inform clients

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) began as a once-a-month offering, staffed by volunteers.

Alaska Voices: Let’s channel that same positive spirit as we address Alaska’s fiscal situation

Last November, we were reminded of something that offers us great hope about the future of our state. In the aftermath of the earthquake last… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2019

Opinion: Support a strong University of Alaska

There’s been much discussion and debate about the appropriate amount of state support for the University of Alaska. As a “finance expert” with specific knowledge… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Opinion: 20 years after Columbine, Alaskans must act to prevent gun violence

A red flag law could address Alaska’s epidemic of gun violence.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Just say no to onsite marijuana consumption

Using marijuana at a store is different than having a beer at the Red Dog.

  • Apr 30, 2019