Letter to the Editor: Funny River access would benefit community

‘Seasonal residents’ own property, pay taxes and have as much right to government services and consideration as anyone else.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Make your voice heard on annexation

For many years now, the city of Soldotna has bludgeoned its way toward annexation.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Opinion: Future is bright for Alaska farming

It’s hard not to be optimistic about the future of farming in the 49th State.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Opinion: Alaska Pioneer Homes continue to provide a home and community to Alaska’s elders

More elders are coming to Pioneer Homes with higher levels of need requiring greater assistance.

  • Sep 2, 2019
A collection of marine debris found at a clean-up in 2013 at Gore Point, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Voices of the Peninsula: Marine debris is a rising problem

Mammals are perishing because of ingesting plastics.

A collection of marine debris found at a clean-up in 2013 at Gore Point, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the UAS Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Regardless of our structure, UA is committed to students

Even if Board of Regents decides to maintain three separate universities, they will need to change.

  • Aug 27, 2019
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the UAS Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Funny River community says ‘no’ to a boat launch

The Kenai River is the lifeline of this community.

  • Aug 22, 2019

Alaska Voices: Alaskans deserve a budget that reflects our values

It’s important to step back and look at what government is and what it does.

  • Aug 17, 2019

In memory of Jean Brockel — fireball in the best way

It was several years before I had another teacher who approached the passion of Miss Bardelli.

  • Aug 17, 2019
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Alaska’s summer 2019 fire season was one for the record books

110 Lower 48 crews and personnel from 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada fought Alaska wildfires.

  • Aug 17, 2019
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Opinion: August is a good time to reflect on suicide prevention

August is National Shooting Sports Month.

  • Aug 17, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: For the sake of students, let’s all do our jobs

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a logo: “kpbsd — where kids come first”

  • Aug 17, 2019

Alaska Voices: Don’t back down on PFD fight

If the $1,600 is it, the door is now open to the Legislature forcing a diminishing PFD.

  • Aug 17, 2019

Letter to the editor: District’s health care proposal is too expensive

There is a reason the teachers and school employees negotiation teams said no.

  • Aug 17, 2019

Letter to the editor: As students of life, we should all support teachers, learning

Assuming teachers do not have a role in determining what is right for our future is wrong.

  • Aug 17, 2019
Residents line the Sterling Highway, in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to oppose Pebble mine on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Save Bristol Bay

Our leaders must hold the Corps of Engineers and the Pebble Partnership accountable.

  • Aug 17, 2019
Residents line the Sterling Highway, in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to oppose Pebble mine on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Dunleavy must be recalled

What we cannot afford is for Gov. Dunleavy to remain in office.

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