Opinion: Why I’m in favor of Ballot Measure 1

I understand why the oil industry opposes Ballot Measure 1, but why should we?

  • Sep 10, 2020
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UAA helps students succeed in college during COVID

Our faculty, staff and administrators have never worked harder to prepare for an academic year.

  • Sep 7, 2020
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The M/V Matanuska tied up at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The corrupting of AMHS policymaking

his a story of two Alaska governors who made bad AMHS policy decisions.

  • Sep 7, 2020
The M/V Matanuska tied up at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Roger Marks (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: The Fair Share Act is a flawed premise, flawed product

Reasons the sponsors have argued for replacing the current tax are plagued by problematic accounting

  • Sep 7, 2020
Roger Marks (courtesy photo)
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Complicated tax policy should not be decided at the ballot box

The legislative process isn’t pretty, but it is the system in place for such matters.

  • Aug 31, 2020
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The GOP doesn’t speak for most Alaskans

Legislators aren’t elected to be a rubber stamp for whatever the governor wants.

  • Aug 29, 2020
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Big business, Wall Street are the true socialists

The system has been rigged for the wealthiest.

  • Aug 27, 2020
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Work group looking for way to keep marine highway afloat

Over the past 18 months, Alaska’s ferry system faced unprecedented challenges

  • Aug 27, 2020
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Tony Knowles (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: ‘Show me the money!’

A long list of federal programs and grants could immediately fund the first phases of this trail.

  • Aug 25, 2020
Tony Knowles (Courtesy photo)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Dunleavy: Keeping Alaska’s economy healthy

To date, the SBA has very successfully provided Alaskan businesses with over $1.7 billion in aid.

  • Aug 25, 2020
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Work group continues effort to address Marine highway challenges

An update on what we have been doing, and where we are heading

  • Aug 25, 2020
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Voices of the peninsula: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

Many scientists thought the population would recover after a moratorium on hunting.

JR Ancheta/UAF Photography University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey team forward Steven Jandric in action against the UAA Seawolves.

Alaska Voices: Restructuring UAA Athletics for stronger, more sustainable future

Although this is painful, it is still the right thing to do.

  • Aug 25, 2020
JR Ancheta/UAF Photography University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey team forward Steven Jandric in action against the UAA Seawolves.
Robin Brena (courtesy)

Alaska Voices: Major oil companies can afford to pay fair share

If you are an Alaskan, you should vote to amend SB21 to be fair by voting “yes” on Prop 1.

  • Aug 25, 2020
Robin Brena (courtesy)
The Tongass National Forest sign seen en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Removing the Roadless Rule would hurt Alaska

By Helena Wayne I have lived in Southeast Alaska for most of my life, and as a young Alaskan, I am greatly concerned as I… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2020
The Tongass National Forest sign seen en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Cathy Sandeen, UAA chancellor, is photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage)

Alaska Voices: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online

The continuous flow of people in and out of campus poses an elevated risk of spreading COVID-19.

  • Aug 18, 2020
Cathy Sandeen, UAA chancellor, is photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage)

Opinion: It takes a team to govern

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that it we need a team of leaders in the White House

  • Aug 15, 2020
Sound Publishing file photo

Voices of the Peninsula: Too little COVID testing on the Kenai

Limited testing means dangerous decisions.

  • Aug 15, 2020
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Long-time resident and local businessman Bill Corbus speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their weekly luncheon in May 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Now is not the time to raise taxes on any part of our economy

Ballot Measure 1 would create a road block to recovery

  • Aug 15, 2020
Long-time resident and local businessman Bill Corbus speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their weekly luncheon in May 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)