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Opinion: We do not need to convene a constitutional convention
Ways to amend the constitution already exist.
Opinion: A new City Hall is an investment in democracy
That’s a business we want to be in business forever.
Opinion: Chasing free money
But is the money really “free?”
Opinion: Dynamic pricing on the Alaska Marine Highway System
Dynamic can mean exciting, engaging or interesting. Dynamic pricing is none of these things.
Opinion: We urge voting yes on Prop 2
Investing in Juneau’s trails, cabins, and sports fields makes it a better place to live and recreate.
Opinion: Commercial property valuation is ‘out of control’
The CBJ Assembly needs to act now to fix this problem.
Opinion: Juneau is the biggest Ironman Alaska winner
From a wowed spectator to an enthusiastic supporter and proud host.
Opinion: Voting no on disclosure repeal is about fairness
True assessments and accurate property taxes cut both ways.
Opinion: Alaska’s ports and waterfront industry needs Sen. Murkowski
For more than three decades, I have been a member of the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU), working as a longshoreman throughout Alaska. We perform… Continue reading
Opinion: The power of community banks
One of my favorite childhood memories is joining my father as he visited communities around Western Alaska to conduct some truly “mobile” banking. Pop would… Continue reading
Opinion: Richard Nixon, a fur coat, and an escape from the Soviet Union
Leo, wherever you are now. Give me a call. Let’s chat!
Opinion: A constitutional convention would be bad for business
Every 10 years (at least) Alaskans are asked to vote on whether a constitutional convention should be called. Each time throughout history voters have overwhelmingly… Continue reading
Opinion: Wild Fish Conservancy focus is misguided
It’s a lot easier to pick on the little guy than power company giants.
Opinion: It’s Murkowski vs. Trump in November
Alaskans must reward her defense of the truth…
Opinion: There is no need for a constitutional convention
What are the odds a constitutional convention will be anything other than a circus?
When will our schools return to normal?
Somehow over the past 20 years, the “normal” school experience has changed.
Opinion: The real ‘at last!’ on climate change
In Alaska, the Inflation Reduction Act offers come game-changing features.
Opinion: Let’s keep the mandatory real property disclosure ordinance
It will better ensure fair, accurate and efficient property tax assessments and collections.
Opinion: Playing the old-timer card
Is the Empire really only interested in the problems faced by small communities?
Opinion: Officials must keep up pressure to clean up BC mine
In March 2017 I had a Commentary published Pacific Fishing Magazine imploring the British Columbia government to do the right thing and clean up and… Continue reading