Commercial fishing boats are rafted together in May 2016 in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska Voices: Mandates crucial to safety of fishing fleets

As a vessel operator, you are responsible for your crew’s compliance with the mandate.

Commercial fishing boats are rafted together in May 2016 in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Opinion: A stable economic future follows the Ambler Road

We have known of the Ambler district’s vast copper and base metal deposits since the 1950s.

  • May 12, 2020

Voices of the Peninsula: Ambler road project threatens Alaska wild

I propose that this road not be built, certainly not on the State’s dime.

  • May 11, 2020

Opinion: What’s happening to substance abuse amid COVID-19

Substance abuse still merits attention.

  • May 11, 2020
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: PPP is far from perfect, and Dunleavy’s plan is far from what we need

The governor is denying small businesses a critical survival tool that will go far.

  • May 7, 2020
Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Tom Begich (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Reconvene the Legislature

It’s time we went back to work to complete these tasks.

Sen. Tom Begich (courtesy photo)
Therese Lewandowski

Voices of the Peninsula: Big and small, UA campuses need our support in the recall of governor

“I wonder what the Kachemak Bay Campus will become.”

  • May 5, 2020
Therese Lewandowski

Point of View: Be strong and pass it on

Being strong is a balancing act.

Opinion: Narcissism is in our DNA

But it doesn’t have to decide our actions.

  • Apr 28, 2020
Chris Maisch, Division of Forestry director

Alaska Voices: Alaskans must prepare now for summer wildfire, COVID-19 battles

Remember how terrible last summer’s wildfires were — the smoky skies, the traffic jams, the evacuations, the damaged homes and property? Now, imagine having to… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2020
Chris Maisch, Division of Forestry director

Voices of the Peninsula: Making friends and connecting to people

Without my foreign exchange year I am convinced that I would not have become the person I am today.

Opinion: PFD paid now, long-term fiscal plan for security in crisis

Alaska is in a perfect political storm of trouble.

  • Apr 27, 2020

Opinion: We’re living in an inverted version of ‘The Lottery’

When I venture out needlessly, I throw viral stones at you.

  • Apr 23, 2020

Point of View: Parents — You are essential workers

Parenting is always a full-time job, and under typical circumstances can be challenging.

Alaska Voices: Rags or riches?

The often-stated premise, “easy come, easy go” applies to Alaska’s budgetary history in spades.

  • Apr 22, 2020
One of the kits used to collect samples that are tested for COVID-19 is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
                                One of the kits used to collect samples that are tested for COVID-19 is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Dunleavy is no friend to health care

The profound effects of underfunding Alaska’s health care system are just now coming to light.

One of the kits used to collect samples that are tested for COVID-19 is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
                                One of the kits used to collect samples that are tested for COVID-19 is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Point of View: Opportunities for kindness and caring have never been as ripe

It has been truly amazing to see so many people from our community rally to support each other.

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Opinion: Now’s the time for nondiscrimination

I believe all businesses should make clear that discrimination is wrong.

  • Apr 20, 2020