A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Voices of the Peninsula: It’s time to pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972 and Alaska was the 10th state to ratify.

  • Jul 16, 2020
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Opinion: The quackery economics of libertarian ideologues

Taxes aren’t the only factor in oil production.

  • Jul 13, 2020

Alaska Voices: Tackling Alaska’s high health care costs

Alaska desperately needs health care cost reform.

  • Jul 11, 2020
The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Voices of the Peninsula: Dividends don’t grow on trees

“Without taxing for the extraction of our oil, there will be no dividends.”

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

Point of View: What it was like being in unofficial parade with BLM banner

I am writing today to let the people of Homer know about what it was like to try and participate in the unofficial Fourth of… Continue reading

Lance Roberts (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Who benefits from Alaska’s binding caucuses?

The main purpose for the binding caucus is to concentrate power in the hands of the leadership.

  • Jul 7, 2020
Lance Roberts (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Alaska Native Tribes must act fast to close digital divide

When it comes to high-speed internet access, rural Alaska communities are lagging behind.

  • Jul 7, 2020
Roger Marks (courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Fair Share Act repeats past self-destructive policies

This fall Alaskans will vote on whether to overhaul the current oil production tax system.

  • Jul 7, 2020
Roger Marks (courtesy photo)
Upper Skilak boat launch is pictured on Oct. 6, 2019. (Clarion staff)

Voices of the Peninsula: Pandemic measures take Alaska down worrisome path

Wake up, Alaskans. This ain’t the Lower 48!

  • Jul 4, 2020
Upper Skilak boat launch is pictured on Oct. 6, 2019. (Clarion staff)

Opinion: Fear of president’s immature tweets

Recent evidence suggests evidence debilitating fear of Trump’s twittering thumbs.

  • Jul 4, 2020
Greg Sutter in a photo taken July 12, 2017, near Homer. (Photo courtesy Greg Sutter)

Voices of the Peninsula: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats

In Homer you could see it being flown on our state ferry, M/V Tustumena, tied to the Pioneer Dock

Greg Sutter in a photo taken July 12, 2017, near Homer. (Photo courtesy Greg Sutter)

Opinion: Breast cancer, chemicals and environmental justice

Prevention is badly needed.

  • Jul 1, 2020
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)