Alaska Voices: In Support of the Constitutional Amendments

Let’s constitutionally protect our right to vote on any new taxes.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Earth and resurrection

Perhaps we can take a little time this weekend for at least an extra portion of gratitude.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Opinion: Defend education funding

K-12 and early childhood education cannot continue without sufficient, sustainable state funds.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Opinion: Facts, not tales, tell story of Alaska’s ferry system

To justify continuing ferry operations, it’s important to recognize why we’re in this fix.

  • Apr 16, 2019

Opinion: Please, tax us!

Time to find new revenue to keep Alaska a wonderful place to raise families.

  • Apr 16, 2019
Snow-covered mountains are photographed near Portage Glacier in Portage, Alaska, in March 2019. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: To see climate change, we only have to look out our windows

I believe conservative columnist Cal Thomas recently missed the mark when he declared young people are indoctrinated to become environmental activists and that “climate change… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019
Snow-covered mountains are photographed near Portage Glacier in Portage, Alaska, in March 2019. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Defend Pebble Mine review on its merits instead of blaming critics

It’s important to defend scientific assertions under scrutiny of peers.

  • Apr 16, 2019

Alaska Voices: Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis is a Mindset

Many of Alaska’s citizens don’t see state government as an evil, ever-spending monster

Opinion: Alaska continues to lose revenue over its oil tax policy

It’s time to examine what the best tax system is for the state.

  • Apr 16, 2019

Opinion: Bumper stickers and the First Amendment

We should understand all possible interpretations of the messages we display.

  • Apr 16, 2019

Alaska Voices: Defend the PFD and fund — or lose them both

Alaska is at a crossroads. Voters need to know our government is redefining the purpose of the permanent fund and the permanent fund dividend. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Borough and school district employees should be in this together

They spoke to the value of education, but then portrayed educational funding as “us vs. them”

  • Apr 9, 2019

Alaska Voices: A university of place

UAA is in Alaska’s largest population center and is open to anyone seeking greater opportunity

  • Apr 8, 2019

Alaska Voices: Why continue to teach in Alaska?

The very real and pressing crisis in Alaska education is teacher attraction and retention

  • Apr 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Rethink the LNG pipeline

Forget that $55 billion pipeline to get LNG from Prudhoe. All we need to do is let that Japanese consortium or oil companies build a… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Saving Wild Salmon

Saving Wild Salmon We use to call salmon “salmon” but now we have to specify if they are wild or hatchery salmon. Hatchery salmon is… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Governor put on a convincing roadshow

It’s refreshing to find a politician who follows through on his campaign promises. It’s even more rare to find one who says what he means… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Make Southeast Alaska America’s 51st state

SEXIT: The great state of chinook.

  • Apr 4, 2019
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Dunleavy’s budget: Malfeasance or misfeasance?

Governor fails to submit a revenue plan, refuses to contemplate one.

  • Apr 4, 2019