Opinion

Corri A. Feige is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. (Courtesy Photo / DNR)

Alaska Geospatial Council helps state really ‘know where it’s at’

“Geospatial” means “location on the earth.”

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

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Opinion: Psychiatric patients need right to appeal

By Faith Myers The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, The Anchorage Daily News, the Juneau Empire News, and the Ketchikan Daily News are the major newspapers in… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

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Opinion: UBI is needed for all Alaskans

Biden should support a Universal Basic Income of $500 per month for each Alaskan adult.

  • Nov 22, 2020

 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League's legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/  Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy needs to use his bully pulpit

For guidance, he can look to the Republican governors of Utah, North Dakota and Iowa.

  • Nov 21, 2020
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League's legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/  Juneau Empire File)
This 2018 photo shows, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen File)

Opinion: Now is the time for Alaska’s gasline

By Bill Walker I am pleased to be a founding member of the newly formed Alaska Gasline & LNG, LLC, alongside Alaska Laborers’ Local 341,… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020
This 2018 photo shows, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen File)
This photo taken Oct. 16 shows the in-progress site of the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: City investment in Arts Campus would provide economic and cultural returns

We humbly ask the people of Juneau to take this journey with us again

  • Nov 18, 2020
This photo taken Oct. 16 shows the in-progress site of the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Jeremy Field is the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration Pacific Northwest Region which serves Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: Shopping small can have a big impact

About 62% of small businesses reported they need consumer spending to return to pre-COVID levels.

  • Nov 17, 2020
Jeremy Field is the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration Pacific Northwest Region which serves Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. (Courtesy Photo)
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Opinion: Enough is enough, end the War on Drugs

Decriminalize every one of them, close prisons and open rehab centers.

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Opinion: Why we must decide to cooperate

The cooperative effort to understand each other forms the mutual respect necessary for compromise.

  • Nov 13, 2020
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Opinion: Helping Alaska’s veterans connect and heal

Americans should be concerned about the wellbeing of Alaska’s military veteran

  • Nov 12, 2020
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This photos shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday. The City and Borough of Juneau passed an ordinance requiring the confidential disclosure to the city assessor’s office of the sales price of real estate transactions in the borough. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: CBJ Assembly needs to act now

Action must be taken to help local economy.

  • Nov 12, 2020
This photos shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday. The City and Borough of Juneau passed an ordinance requiring the confidential disclosure to the city assessor’s office of the sales price of real estate transactions in the borough. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
An election official lays out more "I voted" stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Looking on the bright side of Alaska’s 2020 general election

For most of my life, I’ve looked on the bright side of things

  • Nov 9, 2020
An election official lays out more "I voted" stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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  • Nov 7, 2020
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Opinion: The election, COVID-19 and reckoning with reality

Pandemic coverage is just a springboard to my main subject — the dysfunctional national news media.

  • Nov 6, 2020
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Opinion: The imperative of reforming national news media

Pandemic coverage is just a springboard to my main subject — the dysfunctional national news media.

  • Nov 6, 2020
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Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 deserves our support

Ballot Measure 1 doesn’t solve all oil tax law problems, but it definitely makes it better.

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Dr. Al Gross is 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: Opportunity to improve Alaskan’s lives is in front of us

“I can say unequivocally that Al Gross will be the champion that Alaska needs in the U.S. Senate.”

  • Nov 2, 2020
Dr. Al Gross is 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)
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Opinion: Vote to retain Justice Carney

We are fortunate to have her on the Supreme Court and she is worthy of retention.

  • Nov 1, 2020
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Opinion: Confused about Ballot Measure 2?

Ballot Measure 2 would make election system complex, obscure and unfair.

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Jeff Helminiak / Peninsula Clarion File)

Opinion: Experience and accomplishment beats dishonesty and lack of character

“Sen. Dan Sullivan has earned reelection on Nov. 3.”

  • Oct 30, 2020
Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Jeff Helminiak / Peninsula Clarion File)