Clinton Campion
Clinton Campion
Tammy Green
Tammy Green

Voices of the Peninsula: Use fat PFDs to pay it forward for arts, other cut programs

In Alaska, arts and culture are a $1.3 billion dollar industry.

A brush fire burns in South Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Opinion: How we fight wildfires needs to change

The time for action is now.

  • Jul 16, 2019
A brush fire burns in South Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Letter to the Editor: Students, not taxpayers, should be paying for college

There has been a lot of press regarding the $130 million cut to the University of Alaska. I, of course, disagree with a lot of… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Opinion: Restore reasonable funding for the university of Alaska

Precipitously cutting these scholarships is a significant violation of trust.

  • Jul 16, 2019
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Letter to the Editor: A bad deal for Alaska

The question is, do you care about Alaska’s fisheries resources?

  • Jul 16, 2019
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In this June 28, 2018, photo, Democrat Mark Begich poses outside a downtown office building in Juneau. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska Voices: Do not let the dividend divide us

Here we go again, another special session causing uncertainty and angst for all Alaskans all because our leaders have yet to provide a long-term solution… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2019
In this June 28, 2018, photo, Democrat Mark Begich poses outside a downtown office building in Juneau. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Letter to the Editor: Dunleavy’s budget betrays Alaskans

There is no denying the effect that these cuts will have on communities throughout Alaska.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Letter to the Editor: A shoutout to resolving an issue

There is not one public boat launch along the 36-mile Funny River Road corridor

  • Jul 10, 2019

Point of View: You can make a difference at the border; July 11 fundraiser will help you know how

There will be a fundraiser from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Grace Ridge Brewing in Homer.

Senate President Cathy Giessel (Courtesy photo)

Opinion: Striking a balance for Alaska’s future

To fund a $3,000 dividend into the future, similar sized cuts will be necessary again next year.

  • Jul 6, 2019
Senate President Cathy Giessel (Courtesy photo)
Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska Voices: The Legislature isn’t above the law

The Legislature is failing in its job … again.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Editorial: ‘Two Old Women’ offers wisdom on veto overrides

Dunleavy has called expedient what is really cruel.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: The Dunleavy judicial correction

Of the three branches, the true superior one is the legislative

  • Jul 3, 2019
Larry Persily

Alaska Voices: A tragedy of the commons in the making

The tragedy is the long-term community good losing the battle to short-term individual interests.

  • Jul 1, 2019
Larry Persily
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t believe the panic over gravel pits

My home is located across the street from a 19-acre gravel pit in Nikiski.

  • Jun 19, 2019
Several homes and businesses in the neighborhood near the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit posted signs opposing excavation in the area, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Borough should rethink land use rules

The existing borough code to grant permits for gravel pits is woefully inadequate.

  • Jun 17, 2019
Several homes and businesses in the neighborhood near the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit posted signs opposing excavation in the area, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)