Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: The experts Dunleavy ignored

Dunleavy has handled the pandemic admirably, but the financial crisis is a different story.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Trevor Storrs is the President/CEO of the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT). (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Together we can prevent child abuse

All the safe havens, like school and after-school programs, are no longer accessible to children.

  • Apr 18, 2020
Trevor Storrs is the President/CEO of the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT). (Courtesy photo)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes his presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the UAS Recreation Center in August 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Building community, contribution and care in the time of COVID-19

I am proud to be a part of a university system that serves our communities and our state.

  • Apr 16, 2020
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes his presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the UAS Recreation Center in August 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal in July 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: To thrive, marine highway needs a cohesive strategy

What ideas can we bring to the table to meet these needs in the context of our fiscal reality?

  • Apr 16, 2020
The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal in July 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Kenai Superior Court Judge Jennifer Wells

Voices of the Peninsula: Pilot project for electronic filing enables courts to serve Alaskans during pandemic

Many emergency and priority court proceedings cannot wait until the pandemic is over

Kenai Superior Court Judge Jennifer Wells
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Bristol Bay is focused on local health and safety — not mine permitting

Bristol Bay knows all too well the devastating impacts of a pandemic.

Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dave Reaves (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Skilled Alaskan workers deserve our thanks

No matter what we are doing, this pandemic has proven how heavily we rely on technology, utilities.

Dave Reaves (courtesy photo)
Sara Erickson (courtesy)

Voices of the Peninsula: Restaurant and hospitality industry needs help from the governor now

What restaurants might be left for us to enjoy once we come out of quarantine?

  • Apr 8, 2020
Sara Erickson (courtesy)
Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s chancellor, is photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building in Anchorage. (Courtesy photo)

Sandeen: UAA is here when you need us

At no time has the value of UAA to this community been more apparent than during this pandemic.

  • Apr 8, 2020
Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s chancellor, is photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building in Anchorage. (Courtesy photo)
Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Juneau. (Becky Bohrer | Associated Press File)

Clarkson: Price gouging will not be tolerated

Greed sometimes overtakes common sense and human decency.

  • Apr 4, 2020
Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Juneau. (Becky Bohrer | Associated Press File)
The Alaska State Capitol Building as seen Jan. 9, 2015 in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Alaska Voices: Strategic efforts — not doubling down on the PFD — is the cure for Alaska’s coronavirus crisis

A PFD beyond the $1,000 pledged for fall would require spending the very last of our state savings.

  • Apr 4, 2020
The Alaska State Capitol Building as seen Jan. 9, 2015 in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel (File)

Voices of the Peninsula: The city of Kenai is here for you

The future may seem uncertain, but we will manage through this

  • Apr 2, 2020
Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel (File)
Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: South Peninsula Hospital is preparing for pandemic

“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)
Dr. Tamika Ledbetter, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, participates in a press conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: State working to address Alaskans’ unemployment needs

As of the week ending March 21, the department processed 13,774 new claims.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Dr. Tamika Ledbetter, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, participates in a press conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: It’s time for a spending cap that works

It is essential to minimize uncertainty and prioritize stability.

  • Apr 1, 2020
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A sign outside of RD’s Barber Shop indicating that they are closed can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Voices: Support your local business!

The actions we take now can help sustain these enterprises over the next few weeks.

  • Mar 31, 2020
A sign outside of RD’s Barber Shop indicating that they are closed can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Standing behind our state workers

Whatever hardship Alaskans face, the business of the state must go on.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy (courtesy photo)
The Capitol is seen as House lawmakers prepare to debate emergency coronavirus response legislation on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Voices of the Peninsula: Cash payments give Americans crucial economic support

Cash payments put Americans in the driver’s seat because they are empowered to decide how to spend it

  • Mar 31, 2020
The Capitol is seen as House lawmakers prepare to debate emergency coronavirus response legislation on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Adam Crum

Alaska Voices: Alaskans are experts at social distancing and helping others

Most of us have never heard of anything like this, much less been asked to do it.

  • Mar 30, 2020
Adam Crum

Alaska Voices: We will get through this together

We understand what a challenging and unprecedented time this is for Alaskans. The COVID-19 virus has been an evolving pandemic, spreading worldwide and severely disrupting… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020