President Donald Trump talks to members of the media before leaving the White House, Monday, March 2, 2020 in Washington, to attend a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press Photo | Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Opinion: Trump’s lawsuits may be a campaign strategy

He’s sowing seeds of doubt.

  • Mar 7, 2020
President Donald Trump talks to members of the media before leaving the White House, Monday, March 2, 2020 in Washington, to attend a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press Photo | Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Alaska Voices: What is the Cloud and what does it mean to the state of Alaska?

By increasing the use of cloud environments, the state will achieve significant cost savings.

  • Mar 5, 2020

Alaska Voices: Feed and speed Dunleavy recall

Any successful musher isn’t afraid to switch out a team lead when they’re doing a poor job.

  • Mar 5, 2020
Jennifer Christopherson is the Alaska Outreach Coordinator for Defenders of Wildlife and is based in Anchorage, Alaska. (Courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: Staying safe in bear country

Bears get into trouble because they are driven by their noses.

  • Mar 5, 2020
Jennifer Christopherson is the Alaska Outreach Coordinator for Defenders of Wildlife and is based in Anchorage, Alaska. (Courtesy photo)
Someone holds up an inflatable Alaska Marine Highway ferry at at a rally to support of the Alaska Marine Highway System on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Incompetence turns inefficiency into failure for ferries and Real IDs

Welcome to the Gov. Mike Dunleavy era of efficient government.

  • Mar 2, 2020
Someone holds up an inflatable Alaska Marine Highway ferry at at a rally to support of the Alaska Marine Highway System on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
An ambulance worker adjusts her protective mask as she wheels a stretcher into a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Opinion: Preparing for the new coronavirus

Here are a few key steps everyone can do now.

  • Feb 29, 2020
An ambulance worker adjusts her protective mask as she wheels a stretcher into a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Robert Archibald

Voices of the Peninsula: Public input needed to safeguard state protections

It would be easy to develop a false sense of security and let complacency creep back in.

  • Feb 29, 2020
Robert Archibald
Bonita Banks in a photo taken in June 2019 in Connemara, Ireland. (Photo courtesy Bonita Banks)

Voices of the Peninsula: The Importance of Social Wellness

The social dimension of wellness plays a significant role in many aspects of one’s health.

Bonita Banks in a photo taken in June 2019 in Connemara, Ireland. (Photo courtesy Bonita Banks)
Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River in this October 2018 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: It should be easier to protect Alaskan water

Our waters are routinely used as cheap sewers for industry whose only goal is to maximizing profits.

  • Feb 28, 2020
Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River in this October 2018 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill March 24, 1989, blackened hundreds of miles of coastline in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, devasting wildlife and altering lives in fishing communities for generations. (John Gaps III / Associated Press)

Alaska Voices: Pressures are mounting on Alaska’s oil spill prevention and response system

We cannot afford a return to the complacency which triggered the worst oil spill in Alaska’s history.

  • Feb 26, 2020
The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill March 24, 1989, blackened hundreds of miles of coastline in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, devasting wildlife and altering lives in fishing communities for generations. (John Gaps III / Associated Press)
Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building.

Alaska Voices: How UAA is charting a positive course for the future

At the University of Alaska Anchorage, we have not entered into this process lightly.

  • Feb 26, 2020
Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Direct democracy won’t fix the budget

Not knowing isn’t a matter of ignorance of apathy. It’s not our job.

  • Feb 25, 2020
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Jan. 31, 2020 photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters in Juneau, Alaska. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Dunleavy proposed a state lottery as a way to provide a new source of revenue. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska Voices: State lottery nothing but a shell game

Our elected leaders need to talk truthfully about taxes.

In this Jan. 31, 2020 photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters in Juneau, Alaska. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Dunleavy proposed a state lottery as a way to provide a new source of revenue. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Opinion: The salmon way is worth fighting for

Alaska is our country’s last salmon state.

Point of View: Cook Inlet commercial fisheries feed Alaskans

Alaska needs a diversity of access opportunities to truly feed its people.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)

Opinion: Disintegration of America’s democracy

Trump is oblivious to the consequences of any of his statements or actions.

  • Feb 22, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)
File

Voices of the Peninsula: Pebble — what we stand to lose

It is a recipe for disaster.

  • Feb 22, 2020
File

Point of View: The true dilemma — Truth is on shaky ground

Do you long for those days when you could have a good honest debate and express your arguments and different opinions with mutual respect? When,… Continue reading

Bob Griffin, senior education research fellow from the Alaska Policy Forum, left, and Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, at a Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Juneau. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Our youngest Alaskans deserve the educational opportunities to succeed

The markers for a child’s adult success develop early in life.

  • Feb 22, 2020
Bob Griffin, senior education research fellow from the Alaska Policy Forum, left, and Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, at a Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Juneau. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Tina Tomsen

Alaska Voices: Alaska’s Trojan Horse

Alaska deserves better than a tall man who simply puts on a kuspuk and claims to support Alaskans.

  • Feb 20, 2020
Tina Tomsen