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Opinion: It’s time for bold action to protect our fisheries

Our fisheries feed the world and sustain our unique cultures and communities.

  • May 19, 2022
  • Linda Behnken
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The logo for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is displayed inside the George A. Navarre Borough Admin Building on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Hard to fill positions?

Paying poverty wages to support staff, secretaries and custodians is unacceptable yet routine behavior by our district

  • May 18, 2022
The logo for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is displayed inside the George A. Navarre Borough Admin Building on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)

Choosing a candidate – Who will best represent us in D.C.?

Voters are encouraged to do homework before casting a vote

  • May 16, 2022
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)
Tourists watch as one of two cubs belonging to an 18-year-old sow black bear crosses the path between groups of tourists visiting the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Tourists have pushed us to critical mass in parts of Juneau

I don’t go to the glacier in the summer now to hike or watch bears.

  • May 16, 2022
  • By Sue Oliphant
Tourists watch as one of two cubs belonging to an 18-year-old sow black bear crosses the path between groups of tourists visiting the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Sens. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, left, and Robert Myers, R-North Pole, read through one of 41 amendments submitted to the state’s omnibus budget bill being debate on the floor of the Alaska State Senate on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The Alaska Senate’s foolish gamble

“All these conservative people just spent all our money”

  • May 14, 2022
  • Rich Moniak
Sens. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, left, and Robert Myers, R-North Pole, read through one of 41 amendments submitted to the state’s omnibus budget bill being debate on the floor of the Alaska State Senate on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)

Point of View: A few ideas for Mental Health Awareness Month

What are some things you can practice this month and subsequently apply to your life?

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: A massive dividend is the shortsighted answer

Oil prices never stay constant.

  • May 11, 2022
  • By Larry Persily
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: 1 candidate dined, 47 to go

By Alex Koplin Last month, I wrote a satirical piece for the Peninsula Clarion about how I research candidates. I went on to say that… Continue reading

Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)
Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire impairs visibility on the Sterling Highway on Aug. 20, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Alaskans should prepare for wildfire season

Several past large fire seasons followed snowy winters or unusually rainy springs

Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire impairs visibility on the Sterling Highway on Aug. 20, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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The logo of the Homer Trails Alliance.

Point of View: Connecting our community through trails

Homer is booming with housing development and the viability of long-standing trails is threatened

The logo of the Homer Trails Alliance.
A voter fills out their ballot in the Thunder Mountain High School gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Alaska voters are limited even with 48-candidate field

Expect vote splitting. And a lot of it

  • May 3, 2022
  • By Aaron Hamlin
A voter fills out their ballot in the Thunder Mountain High School gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Join me at the Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference

Our identity and our economy are deeply connected to our role as an energy exporter

  • May 3, 2022
  • Gwen Holdmann
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Opinion: Supporting and protecting Alaskans during breakup and fire season

Our mantra is Team Alaska — we are here to help Alaskans and our communities.

  • May 3, 2022
  • By Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)

How do I choose a candidate for this Special Primary Election?

You could start by making a list of your top choices with the issues they support that you care about

  • May 3, 2022
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)
This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. A broad coalition has formed in opposition to a potential State Constitution Convention. Alaskans are asked every 10 years on ballots whether a convention should be held. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Constitutional Convention would open a can of worms

Fortunately, there is an alternative.

  • Apr 30, 2022
  • By Win Gruening
This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. A broad coalition has formed in opposition to a potential State Constitution Convention. Alaskans are asked every 10 years on ballots whether a convention should be held. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This October 2020 photo shows the pattern of the Alaska state flag illuminated on the M/V Kennicott. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Now is the time to make sure we can ‘keep Alaska moving’

We’re also taking steps to add more flexibility to our fleet.

  • Apr 30, 2022
  • By Ryan Anderson
This October 2020 photo shows the pattern of the Alaska state flag illuminated on the M/V Kennicott. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Arctic Council ‘pause’ endangered humanity’s united stand against climate change

April 22 is celebrated around the world as Earth Day

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • By Barry Scott Zellen
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Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022, in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Point of View: Poorly managed fishery bycatch is an Alaska tragedy

Alaskan fishermen suffer the effects of policy failures

Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022, in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell. (Courtesy photo)

UAA faculty provide a place of belonging for students

Congratulations to UAA’s Class of 2022 and future graduates

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell
UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell. (Courtesy photo)