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Opinion: Broadband should be accessible everywhere in Alaska

Broadband will dissolve the divide between rural and urban.

  • Dec 15, 2021
  • By Larry Johansen
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Opinion: Now’s the time for our funds to divest from fossil fuels

It appears that some of the fund’s decisions have been political for some time. Let me explain…

  • Dec 14, 2021
  • By Mike Tobin
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Opinion: Be respectful and mask up around others who do the same

Iit would be great if we could all just be polite and respect each other.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • Susan Patterson
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Opinion: COP 26 aftermath and outcomes for Alaska

Climate change stands out as a majorly important and urgent issue.

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • By John Seymour and Charles Thorpe
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: CBJ Assembly underserves and overspends

The Assembly has blithely approved funding for extraneous projects costing millions of dollars.

  • Dec 9, 2021
  • By Win Gruening
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: ‘Mask police’ are why I’m not shopping local

Self-appointed mask police businesses have lost my business and my respect.

  • Dec 8, 2021
  • By Tom Dawson
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(Courtesy Image / Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development)

Opinion: Shop local this holiday season

Shopping locally has never been as important or as easy as it is right now

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • By Julie Anderson
(Courtesy Image / Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development)
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Opinion: The truth Dunleavy should tell about COVID vaccines

By Rich Moniak On Monday, a federal judge in Missouri temporarily halted implementation of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • By Rich Moniak
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Opinion: Rural broadband is essential infrastructure

Broadband funding is available. The rest is up to Alaskans.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • By Alex Hills
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: What is the validity of the cruise ship survey?

How good are people’s memories about problems?

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • By Mike Clemens
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Will 2022 bring a law to better protect psychiatric patients?

There must be a legislative solution

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • By Faith J. Myers
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Alaskans should support Ocean Ranger program

Alaskans should be concerned that these floating cities could go unchecked.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • Mark and Karen Severson
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: The foolish men claiming self-defense

By Rich Moniak A not guilty verdict “will not be a miscarriage of justice” David French wrote three days before Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2021
  • By Rich Moniak
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: State defends its right to cut nonexistent taxes

By Larry Persily There is an inescapable irony to the fact that Alaska joined with a dozen other states in suing the federal government over… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Vote-by-mail flops, what’s next?

Vote-by-mail justification grows murkier.

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • By Win Gruening
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Opinion: Why giving is part of our Alaska way of life

GCI is encouraging our fellow Alaskans to offer a hand to our most vulnerable neighbors in need.

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • By Kate Slyker, Heather Handyside, Megan Mazurek
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Opinion: Peeling the onion on Thanksgiving

“Peeling the onion” is an expression often used as a metaphor for digging deeper into an issue or not accepting something at face value. There… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • By Win Gruening
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Opinion: We’re on a road to ochlocracy

The conclusion of the Rittenhouse trial reminded us of the summer of 2020. It is a painful reminder.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • By Ray Preston
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Bipartisan infrastructure bill helps Alaska toward ‘brighter’ future

Energy is the backbone of Alaska’s economy.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • By Duff Mitchell
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A health care worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Vaccination is still the best protection from COVID-19

Show your gratitude for health care heroes by protecting yourselves and your community

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • By Janice Sheufelt
A health care worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)