scales of justice (File photo)

Opinion: The Dubious Dunleavy Deal to use public dollars for personal legal costs

In 2019, these regulation changes were ultimately abandoned without public notice

  • Sep 9, 2023
  • By Andrée Mcleod and Robin O’Donoghue
scales of justice (File photo)
Trustees and staff discuss management and investment of the Alaska Permanent Fund. (Courtesy Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation)

Providing Alaska-based opportunities for professional talent

Expanding our in-state presence by opening a satellite office in Anchorage has been part of the fund’s strategic plan for the past four years

  • Sep 5, 2023
  • Submitted By The Board Of Trustees, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
  • PFD
Trustees and staff discuss management and investment of the Alaska Permanent Fund. (Courtesy Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation)
A 2022 voter information pamphlet rests on a desk in the Peninsula Clarion offices on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Where to find voter pamphlets

Be educated about what you are voting on

A 2022 voter information pamphlet rests on a desk in the Peninsula Clarion offices on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Ben Carson (center) visits Iditarod Elementary School in Wasilla with Gov. Mike Dunleavy (to Carson’s right) on Tuesday. (Official photo from the Office of the Governor)

Opinion: Embarrassing Alaska through neglectful governance

When Gov. Mike Dunleavy learned Dr. Ben Carson would be speaking in Alaska, he made time on his calendar to spend with the former U.S.… Continue reading

Ben Carson (center) visits Iditarod Elementary School in Wasilla with Gov. Mike Dunleavy (to Carson’s right) on Tuesday. (Official photo from the Office of the Governor)
Flowers bloom at Soldotna City Hall on Wednesday, June 24, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Municipal government? What are their responsibilities?

Municipal governments (boroughs and cities) are similar to state and federal governments

  • Aug 23, 2023
  • By Therese Lewandowski
Flowers bloom at Soldotna City Hall on Wednesday, June 24, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A voting booth for the Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Homer elections at Cowles Council Chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Charlie Menke/ Homer News)

Voices of the Peninsula: Will you vote?

Kenai Peninsula Votes is asking the reader if you have a plan for how you will vote

  • Aug 21, 2023
  • Kenai Peninsula Votes
A voting booth for the Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Homer elections at Cowles Council Chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Charlie Menke/ Homer News)
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Point of View: The wrong move

This is the first step in what will end up being a multiyear, disruptive, unnecessary and expensive move to Anchorage

Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Mike Tullar grabs a Herald to check over as the first papers roll off the press on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Help proposed to stem growth of U.S. ‘news deserts’

Federal tax credit legislation could help sustain local newspapers through advertising and payroll aid.

  • Aug 12, 2023
Mike Tullar grabs a Herald to check over as the first papers roll off the press on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland

A letter from the superintendent

Dear KPBSD staff, students, families and community members

KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, seen in Juneau on Friday, June 9, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Uniting Alaskans to address the youth mental health crisis

Big Tech’s business model is to get our children hooked

  • Aug 9, 2023
  • By Sen. Dan Sullivan
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, seen in Juneau on Friday, June 9, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)

Facts on LNG don’t align with political hype

It’s time Alaskans acknowledged that the governor’s “we’ve never been closer to a gasline” slogan is 807 miles short of reality

Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski . (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Healthy oceans are vital to Alaska

I reintroduced several pieces of legislation aimed at sparking innovations in the blue economy

  • Jul 20, 2023
  • By Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski . (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Tony Knowles (Courtesy photo)

Opinion: Let’s make sure the Mulchatna massacre never happens again

This killing is unprecedented in scale in Alaska since statehood or anywhere else in modern America

  • Jul 20, 2023
  • By Tony Knowles
Tony Knowles (Courtesy photo)
From left, Timmy Opheim, Jacey Kosto and Charlie Rogers hold up the Trans Pride Flag during the 2019 Soldotna Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Trans kids deserve acceptance and support

All transgender teens face enormous obstacles, including a lot of hatred from adults

  • Jul 17, 2023
  • By Cindy Koplin
From left, Timmy Opheim, Jacey Kosto and Charlie Rogers hold up the Trans Pride Flag during the 2019 Soldotna Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Commercial drift boat in Cook Inlet. Photo from Upper Cook Inlet Drift Association.

Alaska’s fisheries are stronger with support of Alaska’s salmon hatcheries

I am a small businessman, outdoorsman and a proud lifelong Alaskan. I grew up in Homer where it’s easy to identify and appreciate the value… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2023
  • By BRIAN RITCHIE
Commercial drift boat in Cook Inlet. Photo from Upper Cook Inlet Drift Association.
Samuel Baisden with his parents, James and Rhonda Baisden, and his sister, Sarah Jane, after Samuel was sworn into the U.S. Naval Academy on Thursday, June 29, 2023, in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo provided)

Something to consider for July Fourth

Our country celebrates our independence this week. This year the festivities feel different to me than previous years. Patriotism ran heavily in the community where… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2023
  • By RHONDA BAISDEN
Samuel Baisden with his parents, James and Rhonda Baisden, and his sister, Sarah Jane, after Samuel was sworn into the U.S. Naval Academy on Thursday, June 29, 2023, in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo provided)
McKibben Jackinsky (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Voices: Rally to support Valdez suit

Valdez is appealing Hilcorp’s state-approved $5.6 billion purchase of BP’s Alaska properties without disclosure of company financial records

  • Jun 23, 2023
  • By McKibben Jackinsky
McKibben Jackinsky (Courtesy photo)
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, discusses the federal indictment of former President Donald Trump during a U.S. Coast Guard ceremony in Juneau on Friday, June 9, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Sen. Sullivan’s non-defense of Trump

He can’t honestly defend Trump

  • Jun 19, 2023
  • By Rich Moniak
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, discusses the federal indictment of former President Donald Trump during a U.S. Coast Guard ceremony in Juneau on Friday, June 9, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 7 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Opinion: Sullivan’s complaints about debt ceiling deal reveal hypocrisy about government spending

It’ll take a lot more than ending government waste and inefficiencies to solve the debt problem.

  • Jun 13, 2023
  • By Rich Moniak
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 7 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Robert Summer sits at Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna, Alaska, in November 2004. (M. Scott Moon/Peninsula Clarion file)

Voices of the Peninsula: Remembering Mr. Summer

We’ve lost one of the great ones

Robert Summer sits at Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna, Alaska, in November 2004. (M. Scott Moon/Peninsula Clarion file)