In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska Voices: Alaska’s resource future can be a win-win

Recently, several public opinion messages and campaigns have voiced concerns about the mining industry here in Alaska. It seems that much of the angst is… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019
In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Senate President Cathy Giessel (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Resource development is good for our health

It seems as though we are constantly beating back the regressive ideas that development of our abundant resources is bad, businesses are bad, people who… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019
Senate President Cathy Giessel (Courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: Provide a budget information survey online

It should be possible to provide the entire budget line items on an easily accessible website

  • Mar 19, 2019

Opinion: Gov. Dunleavy’s budget and the damage it would cause

Cutting waste is one thing. Hacking at opportunity and the economy is another.

  • Mar 19, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Alaskans need budget solutions, not anger and infighting

I wonder why, when a professional is named to head any state department, they didn’t get clear, complete and concise directions from previous governors? Why… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Adults are not doing right by our youth

Alaska has been my home and I have been privileged to have had Alaskans for my neighbors for 45 years. I have been additionally blessed… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2019
A sign supporting the field house proposition sits inside local cafe, Everything Bagels, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: Where were you?

If you voted ‘NO’, you won by 18 votes.

  • Mar 18, 2019
A sign supporting the field house proposition sits inside local cafe, Everything Bagels, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: State income tax could help fund social services

Now, I understand our senate is proposing a cut to the dividend as a way to help balance the budget. With all due respect to… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2019

Alaska Voices: Statewide affordable pre-K is critical

Alaska’s early care and learning sector account for $343 million in annual spending

  • Mar 16, 2019
Bjørn Olson. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Carbon offsets offer market-based solution to impact of fuel consumption

In early March, Alaskans Know Climate Change purchased carbon offsets for the Kachemak Bay Conservation Center. This is an inexpensive market-based solution to address the… Continue reading

Bjørn Olson. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska Voices: Celebrating the Alaskan spirit

The Last Great Race reflects the Alaska spirit within everyone who calls this state home

  • Mar 14, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: Job losses are personal. I should know.

I’m preparing to tell you something very personal and intensely painful.

Letter to the Editor: A failing health-care system

Our failing health-care system hurts us all To you who believe that America’s health-care system is #1, I’m turning to you for answers! When a… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: The un-democracy of Pebble Mine

With the draft EIS for the Pebble Mine set to be released this Friday, Feb. 22, we on the Kenai Peninsula have something to learn… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019
This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

Opinion: Getting the facts on the upstream carbon impact of ANWR development

North Slope has legacy of environmental responsibility that shines among the oilfields in the world

  • Feb 19, 2019
This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

Letter to the Editor: Standing for principles

We are so pleased to be represented by a man of such integrity, Rep. Gary Knopp. He stood by his principles, above partisan politics and… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: The governor kept his word

When people ask me what being a conservative means, my first response is always that “people are more important than government.” The last four years… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: The hard truth about Medicaid expansion

It’s time for a reality check. Since Alaska expanded Medicaid to able-bodied adults in 2015, our state has experienced cost overruns, unexpected — but predictable… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Alaska Voices: Science requires knowledge, but that requires education

Tim Bradner, one of Alaska’s most respected business and resource journalists, had an excellent column Feb. 15 in the Anchorage Daily News on how government… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Say ‘no’ to Dunleavy’s budget cuts

To live within your means, you have to have an income. My husband and I are longtime Alaskan residents who love our state and what… Continue reading