Opinion

Opinion: To save kids’ lives, override Dunleavy’s vetoes

Dunleavy is trying to break Alaska with an extreme ideological agenda.

  • Jul 14, 2019

 

Opinion: Don’t turn our heads away from our elders

There is an apparent contempt for the oldest members of our community.

  • Jul 14, 2019

 

Opinion: How we fight wildfires needs to change

The time for action is now.

  • Jul 14, 2019

 

Over hundred people attend a rally starting at the Capitol to protest budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The new PFD class divide

Dunleavy’s dividing Alaskans.

  • Jul 14, 2019
Over hundred people attend a rally starting at the Capitol to protest budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s budget will cost us in the long run

Shortsighted budgeting.

  • Jul 12, 2019
Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Earthquakes, Dunleavy’s vetoes and municipal budgets

Even though we are the capital city, we can’t call all the shots.

  • Jul 12, 2019
Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Stand up for our future and override the vetoes

Dunleavy’s vetoes are indiscriminately cruel and unnecessary.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Opinion: Override Dunleavy’s budget vetoes now!

Our choice is clear.

  • Jul 10, 2019
Jeff Short. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s vetoes carry great risk

It doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Jul 9, 2019
Jeff Short. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: It’s time we earned our PFDs

Let’s void the notion PFDs are an entitlement.

  • Jun 30, 2019

Opinion: Stop attacking our reproductive health care

I have spent my entire career working with women.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Opinion: American exceptionalism, patriotic assimilation and the Fourth of July

It’s impossible to argue America is not a welcoming country.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Opinion: Stand up for equality and support House Bill 82

Celebrating Pride is just as important today as it was in 1969.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Opinion: Planned Parenthood is wrong on Sullivan. He’s pro-life, but not anti-women.

Traditional Christian views are not out of the mainstream of thought.

  • Jun 26, 2019

OPINION: Sen. Dan Sullivan: Pressing the Canadian government to take action on transboundary mining

It’s imperative these waters stay pristine for generations to come.

  • Jun 25, 2019

Opinion: Get politicians out of workplace

Don’t be fooled.

  • Jun 23, 2019
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence

It’s time to examine “thorny questions of ethics and values.”