Larry Persily (Clarion file)

Alaska Voices: LNG project economics still challenging

The new estimate released at the June AGDC meeting is 12% below the number of several years ago.

  • Jun 29, 2020
Larry Persily (Clarion file)

Opinion: The necessity of history

Let it stand and also let others show why her moment in history is also necessary.

  • Jun 27, 2020

Alaska Voices: UAA helps Anchorage build workforce capacity

It’s about time we asked ourselves: What can we do to support our university?

  • Jun 25, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Preserve our history, don’t tear it down

“Erasing Seward from our history won’t make our history more fair…”

  • Jun 25, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Logo courtesy of League of Women Voters.

Voices of the Peninsula: Support new Voting Rights Act

Alaska learned from its Territorial mistakes, and now has one of the strongest election systems.

Logo courtesy of League of Women Voters.
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: United we stand, divided we fall

Alaska Voices: The statue is causing pain to some of my neighbors.

  • Jun 24, 2020
A statue of William Henry Seward, former U.S. Senator and governor of New York, Vice President and Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from the Russian Empire in 1867 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Kate Troll (Courtesy Photo | Kate Troll)

Opinion: Alaska’s environmental standards aren’t stringent

Is this how a state with the highest environmental standards in the world would act?

  • Jun 24, 2020
Kate Troll (Courtesy Photo | Kate Troll)
Trevor Storrs is the President/CEO of the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT). (Courtesy photo)

Opinion: Alaska must invest in our children

Alaska’s youngest residents — its children — need our help.

  • Jun 24, 2020
Trevor Storrs is the President/CEO of the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT). (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: State’s office of professional standards is here for you

Members of the public are encouraged to make their concerns known

  • Jun 16, 2020

Opinion: This pandemic is not over

Make choices accordingly.

  • Jun 16, 2020
In this image from video provided by WBFO, a Buffalo police officer appears to shove a man who walked up to police Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. Video from WBFO shows the man appearing to hit his head on the pavement, with blood leaking out as officers walk past to clear Niagara Square. Buffalo police initially said in a statement that a person “was injured when he tripped & fell,” WIVB-TV reported, but Capt. Jeff Rinaldo later told the TV station that an internal affairs investigation was opened. Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood suspended two officers late Thursday, the mayor’s statement said. (Mike Desmond | WBFO via AP)

Opinion: The real conspiracies involving police misconduct

There are questions that need to be asked about Buffalo.

  • Jun 15, 2020
In this image from video provided by WBFO, a Buffalo police officer appears to shove a man who walked up to police Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. Video from WBFO shows the man appearing to hit his head on the pavement, with blood leaking out as officers walk past to clear Niagara Square. Buffalo police initially said in a statement that a person “was injured when he tripped & fell,” WIVB-TV reported, but Capt. Jeff Rinaldo later told the TV station that an internal affairs investigation was opened. Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood suspended two officers late Thursday, the mayor’s statement said. (Mike Desmond | WBFO via AP)

Voices of the Peninsula: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly along with the borough mayor have embarked on a pointless effort to declare the borough a “Sanctuary for… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: The Fair Share Act explained

Why the Fair Share Act is important for Alaska’s future.

  • Jun 13, 2020
The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Legislature must reconvene to help small businesses

Alaskan-owned small businesses create tens of thousands of jobs.

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

Voices of the Peninsula: Pledge to support local businesses and nonprofits

We challenge those who are able to set aside a portion of their stimulus check to spend locally.

  • Jun 11, 2020
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 fishermen oppose Pebble employee’s nomination to Board of Fish

Alaska’s fisheries belong to the people.

  • Jun 10, 2020
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)
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Alaska Voices: AK CARES a step in the right direction

Contact your community to see if there are other local options available to help your business.

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The White House is visible behind a young woman who holds her fist up as she poses for a photograph with a large banner that reads Black Lives Matter hanging on a security fence at 16th and H Street, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Washington, after days of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Alaska Voices: Taking concrete steps to address racism

We know there is no easy solution when talking about racism and inequity.

  • Jun 8, 2020
The White House is visible behind a young woman who holds her fist up as she poses for a photograph with a large banner that reads Black Lives Matter hanging on a security fence at 16th and H Street, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Washington, after days of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Opinion: When will we reach the tipping point?

What will it take for Congress and other elected officials to stand up to Trump?

  • Jun 8, 2020

Alaska Voices: What a terrible time to increase oil production taxes

People say this is an oil company issue. It’s not. It’s an Alaska issue.

  • Jun 8, 2020