Opinion: Eliminate Alaska’s oil tax credits

The state is receiving nothing in return.

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Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River in this October 2018 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: It should be easier to protect Alaskan water

Our waters are routinely used as cheap sewers for industry whose only goal is to maximizing profits.

Opinion: We still need the visitor industry

We’re lucky to live where people want to visit.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Direct democracy won’t fix the budget

Not knowing isn’t a matter of ignorance of apathy. It’s not our job.

Opinion: Open minds can open mines

No more short-term band aids — we need long-term solutions.

Opinion: The salmon way is worth fighting for

Alaska is our country’s last salmon state.

This Toxics Release Inventory map included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual TRI analysis shows facilities throughout the state that reported the release of toxic chemicals to the EPA. Releases include permitted releases and movement of waste rock. (Courtesy Photo | Environmental Protection Agency)
Opinion: Red Dog has strong environmental track record

Every year the EPA issues its annual Toxic Release (TRI) Inventory, and… Continue reading

In this file photo from May 2017, survivors, friends and family visit the Funter Bay internment camp where of hundreds of Aleutian and Pribiloff Island Alaska Natives were held during WWII. The group commemorated the 75th anniversary of the internment by installing a “healing cross” at the grave site of those who perished during their years of internment. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Sacred histories in war’s cemeteries

We study history to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Opinion: Support the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

The VRAA has not yet been brought to the Senate floor for debate.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo | Evan Vucci)
Opinion: Disintegration of America’s democracy

Trump is oblivious to the consequences of any of his statements or actions.

Opinion: We need to talk and listen

Like the crew of the Titanic, I see a dangerous iceberg straight ahead.