Prescription for Play: Children’s play is critical for healthy development

Some doctors are starting to write a very different kind of prescription for their young patients — a strong recommendation to “play every day.” While… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Time for all of us to step up to the plate

Re, articles in Thursday’s ADN from Larry Persily and Mia Costello: They are right on, but if I could just add to the need for… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Thank a teacher

It’s not really, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” Or, I should say that it goes much deeper than that. It is, “If… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: ‘Yes’ on the Soldotna field house

We would like to say that we are proud supporters of the proposed Soldotna field house. What an awesome opportunity we have to add quality… Continue reading

Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building.

UAA will be ready if allowed to apply for reaccreditation

From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation requirements,… Continue reading

Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building.

Letter to the Editor: Dividend or social services?

Politicians have been using the promise of guaranteed dividends to in effect buy votes

Letter to the Editor: Board of Fish fails the Kenai

The nasty flip floppers have taunted Kenai Peninsula residents after giving them the hope

Letter to the Editor: A citizen call to action

We elected a governor who stood on the principles of transparency and restoring the public trust.

Letter to the Editor: Kudos for standing up to Dunleavy

We respect and admire Gary so much for his efforts to resist this assault on our state.

Letter to the Editor: Time for bipartisanship

Hypocrisy is alive and well in the Republican Party.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: An honest budget — sustainable, predictable, affordable

Politicians haven’t been honest when it comes to the numbers and the seriousness of our fiscal woes

  • Feb 12, 2019
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Build Alaska’s economy on the strengths of its university system

Years ago a friend and I were talking about a political geography class I was teaching at the university. I shared my excitement about the… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2019

Alaska Voices: Fact and fiction on Medicaid expansion

Health care is complex and hard, because it is both deeply personal and very expensive. As a society, we unite behind the belief that we… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor: Keep education off the chopping block

Keep education off the chopping block Alaska’s education mission is ‘to provide an excellent education to every student, every day’. An excellent education gives children… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: President, lawmakers should answer for shutdown

Though the government shutdown is over — for now — it reminds me of an episode in my own short career as a federal official.… Continue reading

Investment is the Only Way to Achieve Growth and Stability

As our elected leaders kick off the legislative session in Juneau this week they will grapple with budget issues that will define the direction of… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to our elected officials for being champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Thanks to the champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than 5 million Americans and 7,500 Alaskans living with… Continue reading

Gary Knopp: Republicans and Democrats must work together to form a bipartisan coalition

To all of my constituents, my neighbors and my friends — You are the reason I am here in Juneau. I have not forgotten that,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Rich Lowry: Beto is ridiculous. But it might work

It’s hard for presidential candidates not to lapse eventually into self-parody. Beto O’Rourke is breaking the mold by actively seeking it out. The unsuccessful and… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Kudos Mayor Pierce

Kudos Mayor Pierce The previous borough mayor once warned citizens to “pay attention” to what the KPB assembly and administration does. At the time, he… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019