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

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
<strong>• By LARRY PERSILY</strong>

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>