Vic Fischer (courtesy)

Alaska Voices: Oh, for bipartisanship!

Now is a good time to seek a model of political goodwill that has been sorely missing from our state

  • Nov 12, 2020
Vic Fischer (courtesy)
A poll worker helps a voter with their ballot at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Practice patience as we wait for election results

Every voter must have their voice heard and vote counted — and that process takes time

  • Nov 9, 2020
A poll worker helps a voter with their ballot at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.

Point of View: Keep practicing COVID-19 safety to reopen schools

Safe practices, testing and contact tracing will bring numbers down.

West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.
Sen. Mike Shower (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ballot Measure 1 — Why I am a ‘no’ vote

Alaskans are voting on important issues to determine our next steps in dealing with the budget, resource allocation, taxes, and citizens’ general welfare. I know… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2020
Sen. Mike Shower (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Robin Brena (courtesy)

Opinion: Existing production tax system hopelessly flawed

Vote “yes” on Ballot Measure 1

  • Nov 1, 2020
Robin Brena (courtesy)
Nikiski resident Jesse Bjorkman represents Nikiski in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. (Photo courtesy Jesse Bjorkman)

Voices of the Peninsula: Voters claim power with ‘yes’ on 2

Ballot Measure 2 does three main things that give the voter more power.

  • Nov 1, 2020
Nikiski resident Jesse Bjorkman represents Nikiski in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. (Photo courtesy Jesse Bjorkman)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Ballot Measure 1 will hurt the Kenai economy; I’m voting ‘no’

This year has been bad for everyone, across the board.

  • Nov 1, 2020
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ballot Measure 1: Our last chance to save the PFD and critical state programs

The contentions of Ballot Measure 1’s opponents about jobs and the PFD are easily refuted.

  • Nov 1, 2020
Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Reclaiming Alaska, our political process, and our souls

Alaska needs leaders to show up for their communities, put forward real solutions, and work with anyone who shares those same values and a commitment to a better future

  • Nov 1, 2020
Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Alaskans deserve a comprehensive fiscal plan, not ballot box budgeting

I oppose Ballot Measure 1 for two reasons

  • Oct 31, 2020
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Vote against judicial overreach

Alaskans have a rare opportunity to push back against a liberal activist court

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Loren Leman (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: The empty promises of Ballot Measure 2

I reviewed Ballot Measure 2 — all 25 pages of it — and conclude that instead of what its proponents say, it is complex, obscure and unfair.

  • Oct 31, 2020
Loren Leman (courtesy photo)
Cameron Hunt is the general manager of the Marathon Petroleum Kenai Refinery, which produces quality transportation and other fuels for Alaska for over 50 years. (courtesy photo)

Ballot Measure 1’s impacts won’t be good

We need more oil production in Alaska, not less.

  • Oct 31, 2020
Cameron Hunt is the general manager of the Marathon Petroleum Kenai Refinery, which produces quality transportation and other fuels for Alaska for over 50 years. (courtesy photo)
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Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 must be defeated in an historically bad year

No one has been exempted from the 2020 roller coaster.

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Bob Shavelson (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: It’s time for Alaskans to stop playing the oil industry’s games

The big oil companies keep moving the ball, because they don’t want us to know the truth.

  • Oct 27, 2020
Bob Shavelson (courtesy photo)
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)FILE - This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The future of Alaska’s unique program of paying residents an annual check is in question, with oil prices low and an economy struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska Voices: Meet the people behind Ballot Measure 1

I simply want you to understand the kind of Alaskans we are.

  • Oct 26, 2020
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)FILE - This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The future of Alaska’s unique program of paying residents an annual check is in question, with oil prices low and an economy struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
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Opinion: Alaskans should choose Alaska’s future

Ballot Measure 2 helps open up the primaries so that we can vote for people — not parties.

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Pamela Parker (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: A tale of 4 rankings

If I can’t have my first choice, I’d at least like input on my second, or even third choice.

  • Oct 26, 2020
Pamela Parker (courtesy photo)
Members of the Huggins family. Left to right: Chad, Hallie, Becky, Charlie, Cody. (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Ballot Measure 2 un-American

The American conception of republican government is one where the people rule.

  • Oct 26, 2020
Members of the Huggins family. Left to right: Chad, Hallie, Becky, Charlie, Cody. (courtesy photo)
Jason Grenn (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Knocking down barriers to competition of ideas

Ballot Measure 2 offers a practical set of reforms to give voters more choice, voice and power.

  • Oct 26, 2020
Jason Grenn (courtesy photo)