Point of View

Point of View: Bay Club purchase could be city community center

Instead of building new center on HERC site, why not purchase the Bay Club?

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Homer Foundation

Point of View: Home is where the heart is

In 1985, I traveled to California for a job interview and thought, since I’m close, I’ll visit my friend in Alaska

Homer Foundation
This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire file)
This photo shows a stack of pocket constitutions at the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire file)
Larry Persily (Peninsula Clarion file)

Alaska Voices: Santa may be on the ballot, but Palin more of a joke

Just what Alaska needs in Congress: Another set of Twitter thumbs to hitch a ride to likes and followers and trending

Larry Persily (Peninsula Clarion file)
Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney (Photo via the State of Alaska Department of Revenue)

Now is the time to establish firm fiscal policies

Limit spending into the future and ensure that our reserves are replenished and protected

  • Apr 19, 2022
  • By Lucinda Mahoney
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Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney (Photo via the State of Alaska Department of Revenue)
Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: Everyone has a right to vote

It’s important that anyone who wants to vote be able to get that opportunity.

Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)
Josh Revak is a member of the Alaska State Senate. (Courtesy photo)

We are making Alaska’s Purple Heart Trail the longest in the US

The MOPH began efforts in Alaska in 2008 with the designation of the highways between Alaska-Canada

  • Apr 18, 2022
  • By Senator Josh Revak
Josh Revak is a member of the Alaska State Senate. (Courtesy photo)
Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety Jim Cockrell is seen here in an undated photo. (Courtesy photo/Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: Addressing the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous persons

The Alaska Department of Public Safety is developing new approaches to these investigations

  • Apr 16, 2022
  • By James Cockrell
Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety Jim Cockrell is seen here in an undated photo. (Courtesy photo/Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Peter Zuyus

Point of View: Ranked choice voting is not difficult

Let’s stop telling people how difficult it is, how complicated it is and explain this in the simple form that it is

Peter Zuyus
Michael O’Meara.

Point of View: Never forget the Exxon Valdez oil spill

It’s time for a wider remembering than my own

Michael O’Meara.
Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)
Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)
Tiffany Hall is the executive director of Recover Alaska. (photo provided)

SB 9 will help us achieve a healthier Alaska

Alcohol requires additional laws and policies to keep people as healthy and safe as possible

  • Apr 7, 2022
  • By Tiffany Hall
Tiffany Hall is the executive director of Recover Alaska. (photo provided)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks to a joint session of the Alaska State Legislature in late February. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: It’s time for Sen. Murkowski to protect Bristol Bay

She could end the fight and give Alaskans peace of mind that she has our best interests in mind

  • Apr 7, 2022
  • By Matthew R. Berry
Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks to a joint session of the Alaska State Legislature in late February. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Les Gara, left, is running for Alaska governor; Jessica Cook is running for lieutenant governor in the 2022 gubernatorial race. (Photo provided)
Les Gara, left, is running for Alaska governor; Jessica Cook is running for lieutenant governor in the 2022 gubernatorial race. (Photo provided)
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Opinion: As Alaska Native women, we stand in support of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination mirrors many of the experiences of minorities in the U.S.

  • Apr 6, 2022
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A map from the Alaska Redistricting Board shows proposed House Districts in Anchorage, two of which were the subject of a lawsuit against the board for their being paired together in a single senate seat.The Alaska Supreme Court Ruled Friday the board acted unconstitutionally in one of its Senate district pairings. (Screenshot / Alaska Redistricting Board)

Opinion: Gerrymandering — the cooked books of redistricting

Proposal prioritized party’s electoral goals over democratic principle.

  • Apr 6, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
A map from the Alaska Redistricting Board shows proposed House Districts in Anchorage, two of which were the subject of a lawsuit against the board for their being paired together in a single senate seat.The Alaska Supreme Court Ruled Friday the board acted unconstitutionally in one of its Senate district pairings. (Screenshot / Alaska Redistricting Board)
Shown is a primary demonstration ballot at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Jan. 21, 2022. Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a voter-backed system that scraps party primaries and sends the top four vote-getters regardless of party to the general election, where ranked choice voting will be used to determine a winner. No other state conducts its elections with that same combination. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Voices of the Peninsula: It’s a very special election

This is an open primary meaning all party and unaffiliated candidates will be on one ballot.

Shown is a primary demonstration ballot at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Jan. 21, 2022. Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a voter-backed system that scraps party primaries and sends the top four vote-getters regardless of party to the general election, where ranked choice voting will be used to determine a winner. No other state conducts its elections with that same combination. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Jason Grenn (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Alaskans are ready for our new election system

This is an opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of the system

Jason Grenn (courtesy photo)
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Alaska fishing resources should be supported equally

We are Alaskans and fishing is an Alaska resource. It is time to recognize commercial and sport as one.

Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: New goals and oversight are needed to protect disabled psychiatric patients

Reduce unnecessary trauma that people face during treatment inside locked psychiatric facilities.

  • Apr 2, 2022
  • By Faith J. Myers
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)