Opinion

My Turn: How to work smarter to prevent, address crime in Alaska

As law enforcement officials, we earn public confidence not just by being professional, but by evolving and working smarter. That’s why we are encouraged by… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2016
  • By GARY FOLGER and KRIS SELL

Empire Editorial: Pass on expensive gas

In a Sunday expose, Empire reporter James Brooks explained to Juneau residents why they’re paying more at the pump than residents in Anchorage, Seattle and… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016

My Turn: Concealed carry bill is wrong for the University of Alaska

Recently, Alaska state legislators introduced Senate Bill 174, a bill that is second only to the budget in terms of the impact it will have… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016
  • By MATHEW CARRICK

My Turn: Why we should invest in early childhood education

Everyone is talking about numbers this session. Alaska’s budget deficit is nearly $3.5 billion. The Republican-led majority threatens to cut an additional $1 billion from… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016
  • By CHRIS TUCK

Alaska Editorial: PFD checks shouldn’t be a budget priority

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion:What’s more important, a big permanent fund dividend or more teachers in public school classrooms? How about… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016

My Turn: Our food kills bears

About a year and a half ago, in September 2014, I took a photo of a black bear standing in a yard just across the… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2016
  • By PETER METCALFE

My Turn: Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich remembered

When most of you hear the name Elizabeth Peratrovich, your first thought is likely that she was the civil rights advocate who made history with… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2016
  • By RANDY WANAMAKER

My Turn: Cuts at UA are bad for Alaska

The Alaskan legislative majority continues to resist a move toward diversified revenue sources while Alaska’s future hangs on the brink. In a recent meeting with… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2016
  • By KATE QUICK

Alaska Editorial: A chance for bipartisan progress

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:Since becoming chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Sen. Lisa Murkowski hasn’t… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2016

My Turn: Education is a high priority for our administration

The four Walker children and the five Mallott children are products of Alaska’s public education system. Tessa Walker Linderman, who pursued her master’s and doctorate… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2016
  • By GOV. BILL WALKER and LT. GOV. BYRON MALLOTT

My Turn: Walmart committed to Alaska

For a company like Walmart that prides itself on serving as many communities as possible, it is never an easy decision to close a store.… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2016
  • By ANGELA WILSON

Empire Readers Council Editorial: High school teams need to pay up to play

It is vital to keep the high school athletic and activity programs as part of secondary education in Juneau, but they must operate in a… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2016

My Turn: What’s behind the resistance to military justice reform?

Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives passed HB 126, a bill reforming Alaska’s Code of Military Justice (ACMJ). Although not the same as Military… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2016
  • By Rich Moniak

Empire Editorial: House puts state’s money where its mouth is

The Alaska House of Representatives obviously gets it. We’re hoping the Alaska Senate will, too.The House on Monday voted 38-1 in support of a resolution… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2016

My Turn: Prince William Sound: A forgotten wilderness?

As a lover of wild places, I’ve thrived on Alaska’s wilderness over the course of the past 40 years. Like thousands of others, I’m grateful… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016
  • By DEBBIE S. MILLER FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

My Turn: Alaska’s domestic violence, sexual assualt prevention efforts are working

The Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault supports the work of Alaska’s domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and violence prevention efforts statewide. To… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016
  • By LAUREE MORTON

My Turn: Energy literacy yields extraordinary financial returns while helping the planet

Would you like to have a bank account with a 200 percent interest rate? The fact of the matter is that many Alaskans have it… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2016
  • By TOM MARSIK

Another Super Bowl, another brain trauma casualty

The following editorial appeared in The Sacramento Bee on Friday, Feb. 5:It is ever harder to watch the Super Bowl without mixed feelings. This week,… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016

My Turn: The real Walmart

Over the past few weeks, 154 Walmart stores all across the United States have been closing down, affecting an estimated 10,000 employees. As you may… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
  • By JESS LEVIN

My Turn: LNG for Juneau: Coals to Newcastle?

Avista, the natural gas and electric utility that owns Alaska Electric Light & Power Co., approached our Assembly and our legislators last fall to seek… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2016
  • By DOUG WOODBY
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