This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Alaskans deserve a comprehensive fiscal plan, not ballot box budgeting

I oppose Ballot Measure 1 for two reasons

  • Oct 31, 2020
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Vote against judicial overreach

Alaskans have a rare opportunity to push back against a liberal activist court

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Loren Leman (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: The empty promises of Ballot Measure 2

I reviewed Ballot Measure 2 — all 25 pages of it — and conclude that instead of what its proponents say, it is complex, obscure and unfair.

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Cameron Hunt is the general manager of the Marathon Petroleum Kenai Refinery, which produces quality transportation and other fuels for Alaska for over 50 years. (courtesy photo)

Ballot Measure 1’s impacts won’t be good

We need more oil production in Alaska, not less.

  • Oct 31, 2020
Cameron Hunt is the general manager of the Marathon Petroleum Kenai Refinery, which produces quality transportation and other fuels for Alaska for over 50 years. (courtesy photo)
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Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 must be defeated in an historically bad year

No one has been exempted from the 2020 roller coaster.

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Voices of the Peninsula: It’s time for Alaskans to stop playing the oil industry’s games

The big oil companies keep moving the ball, because they don’t want us to know the truth.

  • Oct 27, 2020
Bob Shavelson (courtesy photo)
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)FILE - This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The future of Alaska’s unique program of paying residents an annual check is in question, with oil prices low and an economy struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska Voices: Meet the people behind Ballot Measure 1

I simply want you to understand the kind of Alaskans we are.

  • Oct 26, 2020
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)FILE - This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The future of Alaska’s unique program of paying residents an annual check is in question, with oil prices low and an economy struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
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Opinion: Alaskans should choose Alaska’s future

Ballot Measure 2 helps open up the primaries so that we can vote for people — not parties.

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Pamela Parker (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: A tale of 4 rankings

If I can’t have my first choice, I’d at least like input on my second, or even third choice.

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Members of the Huggins family. Left to right: Chad, Hallie, Becky, Charlie, Cody. (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Ballot Measure 2 un-American

The American conception of republican government is one where the people rule.

  • Oct 26, 2020
Members of the Huggins family. Left to right: Chad, Hallie, Becky, Charlie, Cody. (courtesy photo)
Jason Grenn (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Knocking down barriers to competition of ideas

Ballot Measure 2 offers a practical set of reforms to give voters more choice, voice and power.

  • Oct 26, 2020
Jason Grenn (courtesy photo)
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska.(AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska Voices: Going from the owner to the donor state

Vote “yes” on Ballot Measure 1 and prevent us from becoming poor people living on a rich land.

  • Oct 24, 2020
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska.(AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Social distancing measures to address the coronavirus pandemic, such as marked spots for jurors, are photographed inside a courtroom at the Kenai Courthouse in this October 2020 photo. (Photo courtesy Judge Jennifer Wells)

Voices of the Peninsula: How the Kenai Court continues to serve

The court system has not shut its doors for a single day since the pandemic began.

  • Oct 24, 2020
Social distancing measures to address the coronavirus pandemic, such as marked spots for jurors, are photographed inside a courtroom at the Kenai Courthouse in this October 2020 photo. (Photo courtesy Judge Jennifer Wells)
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Opinion: Supporting health degree programs is a smart investment

For Alaskans ready to start a career or return to work, this is a unique opportunity.

  • Oct 24, 2020
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Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) listens to testimony in Juneau, Alaska in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Peter Micciche)

Voices of the Peninsula: Ballot Measure 1 is a race to the bottom

Now is literally the worst time to pass an experimental new tax scheme.

  • Oct 24, 2020
Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) listens to testimony in Juneau, Alaska in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Peter Micciche)
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Keep Alaskans out of the COVID-19 ditch this winter

For those who require care on a ventilator in the ICU, more than a third of people die.

  • Oct 22, 2020
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A justice who adheres to constitutional principles

I strongly call for retaining Justice Susan Carney as an independent jurist

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Kelly Tshibaka (courtesy photo)

With Sullivan in D.C., Alaska can be 1st again

Sen. Sullivan understands Alaskans and will continue to serve us well in D.C.

  • Oct 22, 2020
Kelly Tshibaka (courtesy photo)
Mia Costello is a senator in the Alaska Legislature representing Senate District K – West Anchorage. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed by the Senate

Her qualifications for the job are obvious and unquestioned.

  • Oct 21, 2020
Mia Costello is a senator in the Alaska Legislature representing Senate District K – West Anchorage. (Courtesy photo)
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Alaska Voices: The importance of an independent Alaska judiciary

Our civic discourse and the orderly process by which we self-govern is at risk.

  • Oct 20, 2020
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