Opinion

Empire Editorial: Trappers and hikers can coexist

No one wants to see animals suffer, and few want to see them caught in traps. But trapping in the Last Frontier has a long… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2015

Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

The Alaska Marine Highway System needs a new plan in light of employee layoffs and ferry layups that are likely to continue in future years.… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2015

My Turn: Career politicians don’t govern for the good of the people

“All government originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the people as a whole.”… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2015
  • By Rich Moniak

Support SB23 to save heroin users from overdose

We all know heroin is killing more of our loved ones. Six people have already died in Juneau this year.Senator Johnny Ellis of Anchorage and… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2015
  • By MICHELE "STU" MORGAN

Empire Editorial: Meet the Alaska Legislature’s new restriction on free speech

It’s a rare day when someone wakes up in the morning with the intent to make a mistake.Most mistakes are made when our actions fail… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2015

My Turn: Let’s get the whale right

The ongoing saga of where the bronze whale should be located continues. A bid opening last week revealed the planned Bridge Park location and connecting… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2015
  • By WIN GRUENING

Empire Editorial: Strong action needed to avoid repeat of Challenger sinking

Alaska has a big problem beneath the surface.For Juneau, that problem has been breaking the surface a lot recently. It’s the issue of derelict and… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2015

My Turn: Fukushima radiation in Pacific reaches West Coast

“We should be carefully monitoring the oceans after what is certainly the largest accidental release of radioactive contaminants to the oceans in history,” marine chemist… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • By JOHN LaFORGE

My Turn: Trappers, trail users must coexist

This is a story I had no desire to tell publicly, but recent events, opinion pieces and advertisements now compel me to do so.In late… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • By MARK KAELKE

Alaska Editorial: Budget reality

This editorial first ran in the Ketchikan Daily News:This week’s news of layoffs at the Alaska Marine Highway System has brought home the state budget… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015

My Turn: AMHS cuts off limb hoping it grows back

On Tuesday, the State of Alaska Department of Transportation released its proposed Alaska Marine Highway System summer schedule for 2016. This schedule raises many concerns… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015
  • By REP. SAM KITO III

Empire Editorial: ‘Kayaktavists’ and a whole lot of head-shaking

Earlier this summer, we watched as so-called “kayaktavists” — each nestled in their bright, petroleum-plastic watercraft — attempted to create a barrier flotilla to stop… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015

Column: Gender, the missing link in our gun debates

I’m sure I read way too many articles about last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But one written by Soraya Chemaly… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By Rich Moniak

Bosses, pull back curtain on pay gap for women

The gender gap is a credibility gap.That’s the real reason why few women make it to top leadership, at companies, nonprofits and just about anywhere… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By JoANNE CLEAVER

My Turn: Responsibility for abandoned and derelict vessels in Alaska

By now, most of us in Juneau know that we have a sunken 96-foot tugboat in Gastineau Channel across from the yacht club. During a… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By PHILLIP GRAY

My Turn: Silverbow Bakery

In 1997 when Jill and I moved into the Silverbow building, we were young and hopeful and ambitious for our dream. Bringing real New York… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By KEN ALPER

Empire Editorial: To boost voter turnout, Juneau should look to online elections

On Tuesday night, too few Juneauites went to the polls.In Wednesday’s Empire, we published a My Turn from a group of young Alaskans backing a… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015

Alaska editorial: Arctic Energy Summit hosted circumpolar nations for issues discussion

This editorial originally appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:Representatives of eight nations gathered in Fairbanks to discuss issues of energy in the Arctic last week.… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015

My Turn: Alaskan are going to have to fight for it

The ongoing state budget fight is totally incomplete if it ignores the revenue side. The Legislature blaming Alaskans for most of the problem clearly omits… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • By Anselm Staack

My Turn: Young Alaska in support of the PFD Voter Initiative

We live in the digital age. With a few clicks of the mouse or finger taps on a smartphone we have access to a wealth… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • By PENNY GAGE, KATHERINE JERNSTROM AND ERIN HARRINGTON
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