Commissioner Designee Bruce Tangeman presents the state’s revenue forecast to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The private sector, not the government, is what drives an economy

It is more important than ever that we create a smaller governmental footprint.

  • Aug 2, 2019
Commissioner Designee Bruce Tangeman presents the state’s revenue forecast to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Voices of the Peninsula: The preposterous ACLU Lawsuit

Recently, I defended Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s token gesture of docking the judiciary’s administrative budget $344,000 — the amount that the courts unconstitutionally demand the Legislature… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Alaska Voices: Thugs and leaders in Juneau

Thugs steal our future, while leaders see hope and opportunities and take steps in that direction.

  • Jul 30, 2019
Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka

Tshibaka: DOA open to a fair, legal labor agreement

Under law, the IBU is obligated to end the strike and reach a deal.

  • Jul 30, 2019
Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, speaks in favor of HB 2002 on a reconsideration vote at the Capitol on Monday, July 22,2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Governor’s vetoes don’t reflect Alaska’s values

Massive cuts will dismantle services, organizations, and programs that took decades to build.

  • Jul 29, 2019
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, speaks in favor of HB 2002 on a reconsideration vote at the Capitol on Monday, July 22,2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Dichotomies of a false narrative

Alaskans are at risk of becoming underpaid workforce slaves.

  • Jul 25, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: Our health care rights are in jeopardy

Cuts will have a detrimental impact on providers, large and small, and set a dangerous precedent.

  • Jul 24, 2019

Opinion: The national measles outbreak has spread to Alaska — Please get vaccinated!

One of the most contagious diseases in the world, measles can lead to severe complications.

  • Jul 23, 2019
Kelly Tshibaka, commissioner Department of Administration (courtesy photo)

Opinion: DMV uses technology innovatively

Technological advancements now allow the DMV to verify if a motor vehicle has insurance coverage.

  • Jul 23, 2019
Kelly Tshibaka, commissioner Department of Administration (courtesy photo)

Letter to the Editor: Restore funding for legal services to low-income Alaskans

The attorneys of ALSC help achieve justice and create a better Alaska.

  • Jul 22, 2019
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Alaska Voices: Let’s stop with the meaningless political labels

It’s time we thought about our communities more than our politics.

  • Jul 22, 2019
<strong>• By LARRY PERSILY</strong>
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Voices of the Peninsula: Use fat PFDs to pay it forward for arts, other cut programs

In Alaska, arts and culture are a $1.3 billion dollar industry.

A brush fire burns in South Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Opinion: How we fight wildfires needs to change

The time for action is now.

  • Jul 16, 2019
A brush fire burns in South Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Letter to the Editor: Students, not taxpayers, should be paying for college

There has been a lot of press regarding the $130 million cut to the University of Alaska. I, of course, disagree with a lot of… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Opinion: Restore reasonable funding for the university of Alaska

Precipitously cutting these scholarships is a significant violation of trust.

  • Jul 16, 2019
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Letter to the Editor: A bad deal for Alaska

The question is, do you care about Alaska’s fisheries resources?

  • Jul 16, 2019
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In this June 28, 2018, photo, Democrat Mark Begich poses outside a downtown office building in Juneau. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska Voices: Do not let the dividend divide us

Here we go again, another special session causing uncertainty and angst for all Alaskans all because our leaders have yet to provide a long-term solution… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2019
In this June 28, 2018, photo, Democrat Mark Begich poses outside a downtown office building in Juneau. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Letter to the Editor: Dunleavy’s budget betrays Alaskans

There is no denying the effect that these cuts will have on communities throughout Alaska.

  • Jul 10, 2019