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Opinion: You be the judge of who should be our senator

You have a true Alaskan in Washington who has stood and delivered.

  • Oct 6, 2020
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Opinion: The mind turns to history amid recent events

So this is what it feels like to be ruled by a megalomaniacal king.””

  • Oct 5, 2020
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Opinion: How I’m voting and why

Yes, yes, independents and Joe.

  • Oct 5, 2020
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Opinion: We’re voting for Alaska’s fair share

Let’s show the oil companies that Alaskans can make informed decisions to keep Alaska’s Fair Share.

  • Oct 1, 2020
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Opinion: Stop cutting our Permanent Fund checks

Opinion: Stop cutting our Permanent Fund checks

Picture the oil companies with giant scissors cutting up our PFD checks. Now, picture that money going into the pockets of the companies’ rich investors… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2020
Opinion: Stop cutting our Permanent Fund checks
Opinion: The climate change excuse

Opinion: The climate change excuse

It is clear that Dan Sullivan is the clear choice Nov. 3.

  • Sep 30, 2020
Opinion: The climate change excuse
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Sullivan needs to be shown the door

What does Sullivan’s record show?

  • Sep 28, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Dr. Al Gross in an undated photo provided by the campaign. Gross has gained national attention as a strong contender to oust incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan in the 2020 Senate race. (Courtesy photo | Dr. Al Gross for U.S. Senate)

Opinion: I’m voting for Al Gross, here’s why you should, too

The people of Alaska need a senator who represents the values of Alaskans.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Dr. Al Gross in an undated photo provided by the campaign. Gross has gained national attention as a strong contender to oust incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan in the 2020 Senate race. (Courtesy photo | Dr. Al Gross for U.S. Senate)
Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are thieves that rob family members of their cherished memories.

  • Sep 25, 2020
Opinion: We must strive to find a cure for Alzheimer’s
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Is Sullivan a man of principle or a Trump Puppet?

If he decides to treat 2020 voters differently than 2016 voters he does not deserve to be reelected.

  • Sep 22, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: This year has a silver lining

Opinion: This year has a silver lining

I’m more aware of the freedom we have to walk up mountains, stroll through woods and enjoy beaches.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Opinion: This year has a silver lining
Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice

Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice

It’s sad the Alaska Supreme Court preferred saving money on reprinting ballots over saving democracy.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Opinion: State supreme court made an outrageous choice
Opinion: Alaska needs more relief funding

Opinion: Alaska needs more relief funding

If you’re like me, COVID-19 has changed your life.

  • Sep 18, 2020
Opinion: Alaska needs more relief funding
Opinion: I tend to go in the opposite direction of fearmongering
Opinion: I tend to go in the opposite direction of fearmongering
Opinion: Would you want 16 felons near your kids on a daily basis?

Opinion: Would you want 16 felons near your kids on a daily basis?

Please call your Planning Commission and Assembly members.

  • Sep 16, 2020
Opinion: Would you want 16 felons near your kids on a daily basis?
Opinion: Alaska Veterans For Peace denounce offensive statements regarding service members

Opinion: Alaska Veterans For Peace denounce offensive statements regarding service members

We adamantly oppose anyone referring to U.S. service members injured or killed in war as “losers.”

  • Sep 10, 2020
Opinion: Alaska Veterans For Peace denounce offensive statements regarding service members
Opinion: Kudos to a letter writer

Opinion: Kudos to a letter writer

Don’t miss an excellent My Turn.

  • Sep 10, 2020
Opinion: Kudos to a letter writer
Opinion: People turning 18 on or before Election Day should register to vote

Opinion: People turning 18 on or before Election Day should register to vote

Congratulations to 18 year olds as they start to exercise their civic right and responsibility.

  • Sep 7, 2020
Opinion: People turning 18 on or before Election Day should register to vote
Opinion: Why I’m voting against Prop 1

Opinion: Why I’m voting against Prop 1

We have changed the oil industry taxation system about 8 or 9 times in 15 or 16 years. That’s insane.

  • Sep 2, 2020
Opinion: Why I’m voting against Prop 1
Opinion: Legal initiatives are sometimes the only way

Opinion: Legal initiatives are sometimes the only way

There is no room for a do-nothing attitude of “society will take care of it.”

  • Sep 1, 2020
Opinion: Legal initiatives are sometimes the only way