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Opinion: It disappoints me that our two-party system is in great jeopardy

I feel compelled to vote Democratic in the forthcoming elections…

  • May 16, 2022

 

Orcas swim near the the shore of Kupreanof Island on April 26. (Courtesy Photo / Joe Sebastian)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

 

Opinion: Just say no to proposed armored vehicle

It’s a gift from the federal government that we don’t want or need.

  • Apr 29, 2022

 

Opinion: The funnies are no longer funny

Now, it is just flighty stuff.

  • Apr 25, 2022
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Opinion: The federal government is complicit in a drug epidemic

Too many children are being robbed of their lives from these drugs.

  • Apr 21, 2022
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Opinion: We should be thankful for election workers

Let’s come together on April 12 to thank our election workers.

  • Apr 8, 2022
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Opinion: Maintaining ‘friendship’ with Vladivostok is shameful

I have lived in Juneau for 41 years and this is the first and only time I am ashamed of it.

  • Apr 7, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Lockdown was handled well

All-in-all, it was a job well done.

  • Apr 6, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Ambler Road is being held hostage

Build that road from Ambler to Nome.

  • Mar 30, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Alaska should have license plates honoring fallen officers

As a recently retired Anchorage Police Officer I am asking for your help in passing HB-201. This bill would honor police officers who made the… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: The case for donating any ‘energy relief’ check

I didn’t earn it and it comes at an enormous cost of violence, human suffering, and destruction.

  • Mar 21, 2022
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Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File

Opinion: RIP Don Young

The passing of Rep. Don Young is a tragedy

  • Mar 21, 2022
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File

Opinion: A rough-cut toilet tissue

It seems Proctor & Gamble is opting to soften their Charmin toilet paper, or have their paper towel Bounty, absorb your spilled mishaps, through rough-cutting… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2022
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Opinion: Discussion of public process seems hypocritical

“Don’t JACC up my taxes.”

  • Mar 9, 2022
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(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Lawmakers have chance to make good choice for psychiatric care

State has a 60-year history of making bad choices in care for disabled psychiatric patient.

  • Mar 9, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Decision means Juneau’s long history of mining continues

Together we can work to build a better future for Alaska.

  • Mar 1, 2022
(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

CBJ Assembly must focus on affordable housing

It hurts so much every time my peers leave because they can’t afford to live here.

  • Feb 25, 2022
(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Pro-democracy bill must be passed —and soon

“The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act is a comprehensive pro-democracy bill…”

  • Feb 24, 2022
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: House bill would help protect state from invasive species

Just in time for Invasive Species Awarenes Week.

  • Feb 22, 2022
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This screenshot of an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map of PFAS sites in Alaska shows that contamination from so-called "forever chemicals" is observable throughout the state. (Screenshot / Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)

Opinion: Policymakers should do research, take thoughtful approach to PFAS regulation

Regarding the recent My Turn urging the Legislature to swiftly regulate the use of PFAS compounds in the state, we urge policymakers to first consider… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2022
This screenshot of an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation map of PFAS sites in Alaska shows that contamination from so-called "forever chemicals" is observable throughout the state. (Screenshot / Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)