Opinion

Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the signing ceremony for Senate Bill 2002 at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on August 8, 2019. (Courtesy photo)

Opinion: Listening beyond echo chamber

Who finally got Dunleavy to listen?

  • Aug 18, 2019

 

Opinion: Our budget, our values

We’re sometimes told that government is “bloated.”

  • Aug 18, 2019

 

Opinion: August is a good time to reflect on suicide prevention

August is National Shooting Sports Month.

  • Aug 15, 2019

 

Opinion: Here’s why I’m not fishing the derby this year

King salmon are in dire straights in Southeast Alaska and most of Alaska. King salmon fishing in and around Juneau has been closed for the… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Opinion: Moving helps Glory Hall with ‘sacred responsibility’

This is why the Glory Hall Board wants to move.

Opinion: Obama, Trump and guns

One person can’t do it all.

  • Aug 12, 2019

Opinion: Pioneer Home rate increase seems ‘cruel and unjust’

This week, I feel particularly powerless.

  • Aug 12, 2019

Opinion: Let’s help the Glory Hall with their move to the valley

For most Juneau residents, our community is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Our magnificent scenery, small footprint, cultural and recreational… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Opinion: What Alaska’s budget really needs is a tightened spending cap

There is one remedy that should be given special attention.

  • Aug 6, 2019

Opinion: A GDP history lesson for Sen. Sullivan

It takes more than good GDP numbers to make a nation great.

  • Aug 4, 2019

Opinion: A move for all the right reasons

Juneau’s former mayor weighs in.

  • Aug 4, 2019

Opinion: Alaska should learn from Kansas

Don’t cut taxes and increase spending.

  • Aug 4, 2019

Opinion: By canceling ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Perseverance Theatre forgoes fundamental tenet of art

Although Ishii prefers to have ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ buried, it will always and forever live on.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Opinion: So what do you think?

Should the CBJ help now with this project?

  • Jul 31, 2019

Opinion: Is ‘One University’ the New Coke of Alaska higher education?

There are practical problems and pitfalls in the “one university” model.

  • Jul 30, 2019
Three 2-year-old black bear cubs look hunt spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Moraine Ecology Trail is only open to guided use for good reason

First of all, thank you to the Juneau Empire for providing a place, through your My Turn forum, for community exchange of thoughts and personal… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2019
Three 2-year-old black bear cubs look hunt spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Sharing thoughts on Sen. Murkowski’s budget message

Members of our congressional delegation used to speak with pride about bringing federal pork to Alaska. Not anymore. At least for the time being, it’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2019

Hannan: Is it time to fight or compromise?

I am ready to fight.

  • Jul 19, 2019