The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Show us the money

Interactive website allows citizens, candidates to build real budgets

  • Oct 12, 2020
The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Les Gara (courtesy photo)

Opinion: A vote for Ballot Measure 1 is a vote for Alaska

Ballot Measure 1 says we don’t have to live with self-inflicted poverty.

  • Oct 10, 2020
Les Gara (courtesy photo)
A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Homer City Hall.(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Opinion: Vote Ballot Measure 2 gives voices to Alaska’s independent voters

All candidates will vie for Alaskans’ votes on an equal footing.

  • Oct 10, 2020
A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Homer City Hall.(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Hal Shepherd in an undated photo taken near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd.)

Point of View: Is sacrificing ANWR worth it?

There are alternatives to sacrificing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain

Hal Shepherd in an undated photo taken near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd.)
In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska Voices: Restore fiscal sanity, vote “yes” on Ballot Measure 1

Do not listen to the same broken promises and expect the future to be different.

  • Oct 8, 2020
In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Voting stations sit ready in Homer City Hall during the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voices of the Peninsula: Ballot Measure 2 provides opportunity for change

Choose ranked-choice voting and put away hyper-partisanship

  • Oct 8, 2020
Voting stations sit ready in Homer City Hall during the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska Voices: Ballot Measure 1 harmful for rural Alaska

Oil supports one out of every four jobs in Alaska and half our state budget.

  • Oct 8, 2020
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Andrew Crow, board president, Alaska Behavioral Health (courtesy photo)

Let’s work to remove the stigma of mental illness

Even in normal times, 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience a mental illness.

  • Oct 5, 2020
Andrew Crow, board president, Alaska Behavioral Health (courtesy photo)
Ronnie Leach. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Domestic Violence in the time of COVID

Domestic violence is not put on pause because we are living through a pandemic.

Ronnie Leach. (Photo provided)
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Alaska Voices: Serious money

“Alaska is not broke.”

  • Oct 5, 2020
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Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 casts a pall over students’ futures

We can ensure the energy industry will be able to continue supplying jobs for generations to come.

  • Oct 5, 2020
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Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Finish the ballot!

Voters have an incredible amount of information on whether to retain or remove judges in office.

  • Oct 5, 2020
Gavel (Courtesy photo)
Robin Brena (courtesy)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 means jobs!

They told us SB21 would help our economy and create jobs when it passed.

  • Sep 30, 2020
Robin Brena (courtesy)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Opinion: Why all Alaskans should join me in getting a flu shot this year

The best time to get your shot is by the end of October, but it’s never too late.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Small Manufacturing Firms Continue to Drive Alaska Economy

29,000 manufacturing jobs were added in August 2020 alone.

  • Sep 29, 2020
Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (courtesy photo)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after a performance in her honor after she spoke about her life and work during a discussion at Georgetown Law School in Washington in April 2018. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Opinion: Honoring RBG’s final wish for Americans

The president and the Congress must honor the will of the people.

  • Sep 28, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after a performance in her honor after she spoke about her life and work during a discussion at Georgetown Law School in Washington in April 2018. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ariel Silverman (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: Why recycling electronics helps fight Pebble

E-cycling prevents toxic substances from entering the environment and keeps our communities safe.

  • Sep 28, 2020
Ariel Silverman (courtesy photo)
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 adds to challenges of operating the trans-Alaska pipeline

Ballot Measure 1 will make it harder to operate TAPS.

  • Sep 27, 2020
This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Jim Jansen (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 an attack on Alaska, not an oil company battle

Ballot Measure 1 is a vicious and dangerous attack on Alaska’s economy

  • Sep 27, 2020
Jim Jansen (courtesy photo)
Opinion: A balanced approach is needed for oil tax rates

Opinion: A balanced approach is needed for oil tax rates

For the good of Alaska and the future of the state, please vote no on Proposition 1.

  • Sep 24, 2020
Opinion: A balanced approach is needed for oil tax rates