What others say: Expelling Russian diplomats balances earlier faux pas

The Trump administration deserves credit for expelling 60 Russian diplomats (spies, actually, claimed the White House) and for closing the Russian consulate in Seattle, which… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: Balancing net neutrality and expanded access

Alaskans are fond of reminding outsiders that “Alaska is different.” Our vast geography, strategic location, diverse communities, abundant natural resources and relative youth compared to… Continue reading

What others say: Steel tariffs a bad move for economy

As federal trade policy shifts and wobbles toward a somewhat uncertain endgame, one thing remains crystal clear: Today’s smart trade pacts have unquestionably benefited this… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: We can’t wait on rebuilding infrastructure

From the White House to the steps of the Alaska State Capitol, the need to maintain and improve our roads, buildings, and other critical infrastructure… Continue reading

What others say: You have the right to know what your government is doing

Government secrecy often breeds corruption within and mistrust from the public. But of course, this is America, and we have laws protecting our right to… Continue reading

What others say: Young people take the lead on gun debate

Wednesday, students in schools around Lane County joined others across the country in a peaceful protest to demand action to end gun violence. The protest… Continue reading

Trump’s wonderful parade

It looks like no amount of ridicule is going to dissuade President Donald Trump from holding his parade on Veterans Day. At least he’s decided… Continue reading

Opportunity zones for Alaska– time is short to act

As the President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, I was pleased with the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act… Continue reading

What others say: Backpage.com investigation could chip away at internet protections

The internet has been a tremendous force for good in the world, creating untold opportunities to connect, communicate, learn, create and make a living. But… Continue reading

What others say: Trump officials’ lavish tastes shameful

It never pays for public officials to appear to be living high on the hog. Well, almost never. At least that’s the advice we should… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: Why I stand tall for Alaska

The reason I am running for governor is simple: I love Alaska. I know Alaska’s potential is enormous. Our resources, coupled with our geographical location… Continue reading

What others say: Michigan State University must answer for Nassar’s abuse

Larry Nassar had a day of reckoning last week for his years of molesting young gymnasts and other athletes, and he will spend the rest… Continue reading

What others say: Dreamers pay the price in budget deadlock

The Democrats blinked, but they still have their eye on a bigger prize. Meanwhile, DREAMers have to keep on dreaming. Based on Senate President Mitch… Continue reading

Op-ed: Blame us for government shutdown

If we don’t like what is happening in Washington — and few do — the blame must be placed squarely where it belongs. It is… Continue reading

What others say: Saving lives in King Cove a worthy exception to wilderness rule

It appears the residents of King Cove will finally have a road built through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to connect their city to the all-weather… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: Let’s not be our own worst enemy on ANWR

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our Congressional Delegation Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young. They delivered the ultimate… Continue reading

What others say: Puerto Rico recovery hinges on reform, Washington support

It’s been 12 weeks and counting, and Puerto Rico still flounders in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, left to beg for federal help. The politics… Continue reading

Heritage breaks two glass ceilings

Hillary Clinton was supposed to break the glass ceiling, which she said has kept a woman from becoming president, but the Heritage Foundation, a conservative… Continue reading

What other say: The Empire’s Christmas list

Dear Santa, We have been good this year (well, most of us) and think we are deserving of everything below. You’re a busy man —… Continue reading

What others say: Series of cases

It is disturbing to see the recent sexual assault-related cases in the Ketchikan court system. In one case, a minor reports she woke up to… Continue reading