In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing in Juneau, Alaska. Clarkson says his life was likely saved by one simple act. He suspected he was having a heart attack on a flight to Seattle on April 26, 2019, but didn’t want to bother anyone. But a half hour before the plane landed, he pushed the call button for a flight attendant, the likely life-saving event. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Alaska Attorney General Clarkson: My wake-up call on heart health

“This cannot be happening to me, I’m the guy who runs or walks 3-5 miles every day.”

  • May 7, 2019
In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson testifies before state senators during a confirmation hearing in Juneau, Alaska. Clarkson says his life was likely saved by one simple act. He suspected he was having a heart attack on a flight to Seattle on April 26, 2019, but didn’t want to bother anyone. But a half hour before the plane landed, he pushed the call button for a flight attendant, the likely life-saving event. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen gives his State of the University speech. (Screenshot)

Alaska Voices: University of Alaska is fully committed to the student experience

Thousands of UA graduates will cross a stage, receive their diploma, and move out into the world.

  • May 7, 2019
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen gives his State of the University speech. (Screenshot)

Opinion: A change in Alaska’s crime laws is needed now

Current criminal laws tie our hands, state prosecutors say.

  • May 6, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Funny River needs a boat launch

What’s Wrong With This Picture? As a member of the Funny River Community for the past 40-plus years, I have been privileged to know and… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2019

‘Gag rule’ would restrict KBFPC ability to inform clients

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) began as a once-a-month offering, staffed by volunteers.

Alaska Voices: Let’s channel that same positive spirit as we address Alaska’s fiscal situation

Last November, we were reminded of something that offers us great hope about the future of our state. In the aftermath of the earthquake last… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2019

Opinion: Support a strong University of Alaska

There’s been much discussion and debate about the appropriate amount of state support for the University of Alaska. As a “finance expert” with specific knowledge… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Opinion: 20 years after Columbine, Alaskans must act to prevent gun violence

A red flag law could address Alaska’s epidemic of gun violence.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Just say no to onsite marijuana consumption

Using marijuana at a store is different than having a beer at the Red Dog.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Stay out of Alaskans’ finances

When Alaskans need advice on what to do with their money, they will seek out a financial counsellor.

  • Apr 30, 2019

Opinion: Impeachment advice from Sen. Ted Stevens

Congress can find a bipartisan way to formerly condemn Trump.

  • Apr 30, 2019
Brad Angasan (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: We are an Alaska Native Corporation that backs Pebble Mine. Here’s why.

Our leadership doesn’t have the luxury of making emotional decisions.

  • Apr 30, 2019
Brad Angasan (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: Fake news has fractured public trust

Our democracy cannot properly function on distrust.

  • Apr 30, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna Joint Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The wishful thinking of ballot measures

Let’s look back at a similar path that led nowhere.

  • Apr 23, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna Joint Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: University of Alaska struggles to deliver education efficiently

Management decisions must promote collaboration, not rivalry.

  • Apr 22, 2019

Opinion: Doing nuclear energy right requires global paradigm shift

Earth must be treated as a home for all, not a resource for rich, powerful nations.

  • Apr 22, 2019

Opinion: Creative solutions to Gov. Dunleavy’s bold vision for Alaska

Get on the bandwagon before it’s too late.

  • Apr 22, 2019

Sexual assault survivors deserve real change

It’s clear that we need concrete policy solutions — not symbolic gestures

  • Apr 20, 2019

Sen. Murkowski: An opportunity for nuclear energy in Alaska

Alaska stands to benefit as much as any other state.

  • Apr 20, 2019
In this Aug. 29, 2011 file photo, the Holland America Westerdam, is shown in Juneau, Alaska. A federal judge in Miami threatened on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Opinion: Update, don’t eliminate, Alaska’s Ocean Ranger Program

How much does this program cost the typical Alaskan? The answer is nothing.

  • Apr 18, 2019
In this Aug. 29, 2011 file photo, the Holland America Westerdam, is shown in Juneau, Alaska. A federal judge in Miami threatened on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)