Opinion: Bumper stickers and the First Amendment

We should understand all possible interpretations of the messages we display.

  • Apr 16, 2019

Alaska Voices: Defend the PFD and fund — or lose them both

Alaska is at a crossroads. Voters need to know our government is redefining the purpose of the permanent fund and the permanent fund dividend. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Borough and school district employees should be in this together

They spoke to the value of education, but then portrayed educational funding as “us vs. them”

  • Apr 9, 2019

Alaska Voices: A university of place

UAA is in Alaska’s largest population center and is open to anyone seeking greater opportunity

  • Apr 8, 2019

Alaska Voices: Why continue to teach in Alaska?

The very real and pressing crisis in Alaska education is teacher attraction and retention

  • Apr 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Rethink the LNG pipeline

Forget that $55 billion pipeline to get LNG from Prudhoe. All we need to do is let that Japanese consortium or oil companies build a… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Saving Wild Salmon

Saving Wild Salmon We use to call salmon “salmon” but now we have to specify if they are wild or hatchery salmon. Hatchery salmon is… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Governor put on a convincing roadshow

It’s refreshing to find a politician who follows through on his campaign promises. It’s even more rare to find one who says what he means… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Make Southeast Alaska America’s 51st state

SEXIT: The great state of chinook.

  • Apr 4, 2019
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Dunleavy’s budget: Malfeasance or misfeasance?

Governor fails to submit a revenue plan, refuses to contemplate one.

  • Apr 4, 2019

Opinion: If you know youth who vape, help them understand the risks

Remember Joe Camel, the 1980s and 90s advertising mascot for Camel cigarettes? Or the Journal of the American Medical Association study that found children were… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: The gravy train is over

My parents came to Alaska in 1948 to teach. They moved to Moose Pass on the Kenai Peninsula in 1967 and taught there until their… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Take care of our citizens

We’ve lived in Alaska for 50 years and have never seen anything like this. For the first time, we attended a meeting with the governor… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Protect the PFD

We must protect the Permanent Fund dividend for generations to come. Alaskans’ PFDs should be paid in full using the law that has worked for… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Don’t be a conservative in name only

THINK YOU ARE A CONSERVATIVE? Maybe you vote, maybe not. Maybe you voted for President Donald Trump, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Mayor Charlie Pierce, but,… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Current PFD formula is not a responsible way to make budget decisions

Legislature should exercise its budget powers in setting this year’s dividend.

  • Apr 3, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Investment in public preschool reaps high returns for our children and our economy

Alaska can make that has a projected 7-10% per year return on investment.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Opinion: To find the right budget, Alaskans must get involved

Spending more money is not improving education for our children.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: Dunleavy asks fishing communities to subsidize the oil and gas industry

In order to “balance” the budget Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to redirect local fish landing taxes from fishing towns, large and small across the state,… Continue reading