Michael McCarthy. (Photo provided)

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t allow directional drilling

The environmental risk of opening Kachemak Bay to fracking is incomprehensible.

Michael McCarthy. (Photo provided)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Alaska Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Opinion: Time is now to resolve Alaska’s great contradictions

Now more than ever, we must take control of our destiny that is envisioned in our state motto of “North to the Future.”

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • By Gov. Mike Dunleavy
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Alaska Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska. (Juneau Empire file photo)
Michael Schallock. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Understanding daylight saving time in Alaska

It would be healthiest if Alaska adjusted our clocks back two hours this fall

Michael Schallock. (Photo provided)
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Opinion: Permanent daylight saving time is the wrong answer

Last week, by unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed the “Sunshine Protection Act”

  • Mar 28, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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Alexander B. Dolitsky

Opinion: A red-brick house and memories

I cannot predict what will be the final outcome of this war.

  • Mar 24, 2022
  • By Alexander B. Dolitsky
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Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion file)

Opinion: Agriculture is growing in Alaska

Don’t wait till Ag Day to take notice.

  • Mar 23, 2022
  • By Pete Pinney
Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion file)
Grace Ridge Brewing co-owner Sherry Stead. (Photo provided)

Point of View: SB9 will end new tasting rooms in Alaska

I am asking the Legislature to keep the current population limits for breweries, wineries and distilleries

Grace Ridge Brewing co-owner Sherry Stead. (Photo provided)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The good, the bad and the ugly in Alaska’s renewable energy bill

Things get messy when we get to the bill’s definition of renewable energy

  • Mar 22, 2022
  • By Dyani Chapman
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Image via dps.alaska.gov

Opinion: Rethinking the Village Public Safety Officer program

We must rethink the limitations to realize the program’s full potential

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Opinion: Building a friendlier world starts at home

We’re bound together by the history that gave birth to the freedoms that allow us to be different.

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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A “Vote Here” sign is seen at the City of Kenai building on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (File)

Voices of the Peninsula: Let’s talk about why we vote

Democracy can hang by a thread and some political analysts write that today in the U.S. it may be shredding

A “Vote Here” sign is seen at the City of Kenai building on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (File)
A fishing boat can be seen in the summer of 2017. (Photo courtesy of Axel Kopun)

Alaska Voices: A tale of two salmon

By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN THE SALMON STATE Bristol Bay’s sockeye run began breaking records in 2018. The same year, Chignik, which is on the other… Continue reading

A fishing boat can be seen in the summer of 2017. (Photo courtesy of Axel Kopun)
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Opinion: As job vacancies linger, businesses need unemployment insurance reform

Both employers and workers deserve reforms to the unemployment system.

  • Mar 15, 2022
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Opinion: Choosing Ukrainian aid over energy relief

I’ve got two problems with the energy check proposal.

  • Mar 14, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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Opinion: Oil, gas and the winds of war

The war in Ukraine is a grim reminder of how dependent we’ve become on fossil fuels.

  • Mar 12, 2022
  • By Doug Woodby
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Doug Vincent-Lang is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Courtesy Photo)

What is the state doing to address bycatch?

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has established the Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force

Doug Vincent-Lang is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Courtesy Photo)
Nancy Keen (right), Vivian Mork, Marvin Willard and Rosita Worl (left) protest outside the Dimond Courthouse as a court hearing between the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and the Department of Fish and Game on herring limits in Sitka Sound takes place inside on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Return stewardship of the herring to the people of Sheet’ka Kwaan

Once the herring are gone, they’re gone.

  • Mar 10, 2022
  • By K’asheetchlaa Louise Brady
Nancy Keen (right), Vivian Mork, Marvin Willard and Rosita Worl (left) protest outside the Dimond Courthouse as a court hearing between the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and the Department of Fish and Game on herring limits in Sitka Sound takes place inside on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Point of View: It’s time for true conservatives to renounce Trump

Of far more consequence than freedom of speech to our future is the responsibility for civil discourse and intellectual honesty

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The Grand Princess cruise ship sails in Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska, in this May 30, 2018, file photo. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Alaska Voices: Cruise ships need Ocean Rangers on deck

We all care about protecting our beautiful state and its resources

  • Mar 8, 2022
The Grand Princess cruise ship sails in Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska, in this May 30, 2018, file photo. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
A vote-by-mail ballot box is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration building in Soldotna, Alaska, in October 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Voices of the Peninsula: Sockeyes and voting

As sure as there are jumpers on the Kenai, candidate signs will be popping up. So, get ready!

A vote-by-mail ballot box is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration building in Soldotna, Alaska, in October 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)