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Why Alaska is leading the nation on energy innovation

Alaska is a unique vantage point upon which to review the world’s current energy conundrum

  • Jun 18, 2022
  • By Peter Asmus
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Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker stands in the Peninsula Clarion office on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: On Alaska’s gasline, you can’t schedule opportunity

Alaska has the largest source of stranded conventional gas (no drilling required) in North America

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • By Bill Walker
Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker stands in the Peninsula Clarion office on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022, in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: When politics get dirty

So, let me step out front and dispel the already debunked false narratives …

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • By Charlie Pierce
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022, in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Landslide debris surrounds part of Lowell Point Road on Friday, June 3, 2022, in Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Alaskans’ teamwork and resiliency on display with Lowell Point Landslide response

The collective response to the May 7 landslide on Lowell Point Roadis a compelling example of what is possible when Alaskans rally together

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • By Ryan Anderson, Corri Feige, Torrence Saxe
Landslide debris surrounds part of Lowell Point Road on Friday, June 3, 2022, in Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Point of View: Celebrations as community wellness

June is a month full of celebratory possibilities

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Opinion: The many reasons I’m voting for Les Gara for governor

The Nov. 8 election will present a unique opportunity to vote for values AND fiscal stability without compromise.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • By Dr. Emily Kane
This photo shows a ballot and return envelope for the special primary election for Alaska's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ballots must be postmarked by June 11. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: How the 2nd Amendment informed my special election primary vote

By Rich Moniak Jeff Lowenfels was at the bottom of my short list in the special primary election to complete Congressman Don Young’s term. Then… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
This photo shows a ballot and return envelope for the special primary election for Alaska's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ballots must be postmarked by June 11. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Just say no to a constitutional convention

When the constitution is opened, everything is on the table

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • By Max Mertz
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Renewable IPP CEO Jenn Miller presents information about solar power during a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: A promising start to a very important conversation

Alaska’s first Sustainable Energy Conference provided just that right opportunity where stakeholders come together to create and commit

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • By Jenn Miller
Renewable IPP CEO Jenn Miller presents information about solar power during a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Les Gara. (Courtesy photo / Les Gara)

Alaska Voices: Putting people’s interests first

I believe everyone deserves an equal voice in their government

  • Jun 7, 2022
Les Gara. (Courtesy photo / Les Gara)
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)

Voices of the Peninsula: Voting responsibility and trust

For this special primary election, your mail-in ballot needs to be posted no later than June 11

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • By Therese Lewandowski
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)
This photo shows the top of a ballot in the special primary election to fill the remainder of deceased U.S. Rep. Don Young’s term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the primary, voters can only vote for one candidate. There will be a ranked choice special election on Aug. 16, which is the same date as the regular primary election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Please make your voice heard on June 11

I am writing today to ask you one favor — please vote by June 11

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • By Laurie Sica
This photo shows the top of a ballot in the special primary election to fill the remainder of deceased U.S. Rep. Don Young’s term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the primary, voters can only vote for one candidate. There will be a ranked choice special election on Aug. 16, which is the same date as the regular primary election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A woman visits a memorial honoring the victims killed in last week’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, June 3, 2022. It’s hard to say exactly when some Texas educators began to feel like they were under siege, but the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School is only the latest, horrific episode in a string of events dating back years. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Opinion: Gun violence and do-nothing Republicans

The crisis isn’t new.

  • Jun 4, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
A woman visits a memorial honoring the victims killed in last week’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, June 3, 2022. It’s hard to say exactly when some Texas educators began to feel like they were under siege, but the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School is only the latest, horrific episode in a string of events dating back years. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Carl Marrs is CEO of Old Harbor Native Corp and the chairman for Alaskans for Common Sense. (Photo provided)

This year’s PFD is affordable, but it’s not sustainable

A good part of this year’s legislative session was spent deciding what to do with the surplus … spend it or save it?

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • By Carl Marrs
Carl Marrs is CEO of Old Harbor Native Corp and the chairman for Alaskans for Common Sense. (Photo provided)
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)

Voices of the Peninsula: In search of a witness

” … then I got to the part where it said I needed a witness to watch me sign my return envelope.”

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • By Alex Koplin
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)
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Point of View: Reflections on the Russia I know

My heart goes out to the people of both countries.

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Anette Coggins poses for a photo in the Kigluaik Mountains north of Nome, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: The boldness of honesty

The phrase: “Family and friends smell like fish after three days” is not far from true

Anette Coggins poses for a photo in the Kigluaik Mountains north of Nome, Alaska. (Photo provided)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Honoring the fallen — and caring for veterans

Alaska has lost servicemembers in conflicts ranging from the Battle of Attu to the Global War on Terror

  • May 28, 2022
  • By Sen. Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: The dangerous combination of guns and conspiracies

The hatred that’s crept its way into American politics is new. The violence it’s spawned is newer yet.

  • May 28, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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Jodi Taylor is the board chair for Alaska Policy Forum. (Courtesy photo)

Private school, state reimbursement: family choice

By Jodi Taylor Alaskan parents have a legitimate right to choose the school that is the best fit for their children, even if that is… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2022
Jodi Taylor is the board chair for Alaska Policy Forum. (Courtesy photo)