Opinion

"I’ll tell you, one reason I got the COVID vaccines is because wearing a mask is getting old, and I want to do my part in helping us get past necessary mask mandates," writes Dr. Emily Kane. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: Why I got vaccinated

It’s the most responsible approach to the health of your neighbors and fellow community members.

  • Mar 4, 2021
"I’ll tell you, one reason I got the COVID vaccines is because wearing a mask is getting old, and I want to do my part in helping us get past necessary mask mandates," writes Dr. Emily Kane. (Courtesy Photo)
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Opinion: Yes, families still matter

Let’s admit that without a healthy family, kids suffer – sometimes for life.

  • Mar 3, 2021
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Opinion: For Alaska’s fishermen and workforce Murkowski and Sullivan must be climate leaders starting with confirming EPA Administrator Regan

Here in Alaska, clean water and healthy habitat for our fish are truly our lifeblood.

  • Mar 3, 2021
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Opinion: Laws like the Equality Act shouldn’t hide behind masks

The far left is obscuring the implications of their vote.

  • Mar 2, 2021
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Opinion: We need more information on meeting growing power needs

More renewable energy could put Juneau on the map as a sustainable community.

  • Mar 1, 2021
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Opinion: Some principles of Earth based climate change

“As for the next ice age, it’s about time. But no worries. CO2 has saved us.”

  • Mar 1, 2021
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Reflections on valuing family

If we’re lucky, bonds endure until it’s the children providing loving care for their aging parents.

  • Feb 28, 2021
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Opinion: Thank you for letting me serve

“I write to thank the people of this great state for the opportunity to serve them.”

  • Feb 26, 2021
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Opinion: Alaska’s economy desperately needs a clear, stable state budget

When government fails in its role to provide clear and stable signals, the economy suffers…

  • Feb 26, 2021
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Opinion: API doctors were right 50 years ago

“For all intents and purposes, disabled psychiatric patients in Alaska are without a voice.”

  • Feb 25, 2021
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Opinion: Public trust has been fractured

Donald Trump’s presidency has gifted us with an extremely high dose of cultural and political distress. The deluge of derisive rhetoric, bigotry, racism, sexism, fake… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2021
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The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Why there are no cruise ships coming and how to fix it

Don’t blame Canada. Blame presidents and lawmakers.

  • Feb 22, 2021
The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: AHFC administers federal rent and utility relief

Every Alaskan should have access to a safe, quality and affordable home.

  • Feb 22, 2021
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Have something to say?

Here’s how to add your voice to the conversation.

  • Feb 22, 2021
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Opinion: Alaska’s legacy of dissenting senators

When doing the right thing is the hard thing.

  • Feb 20, 2021
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Nabi Qureshi is a community organizer for The Alaska Center and Chugach Electric ratepayer (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: What Alaska can learn from Texas about utilities

It is showing us the dangers of poorly run utilities.

  • Feb 19, 2021
Nabi Qureshi is a community organizer for The Alaska Center and Chugach Electric ratepayer (Courtesy Photo)
A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor's center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Southeast Alaska cruise season torpedoed again

What can be done to address it?

  • Feb 18, 2021
A sign posted by Travel Juneau notes the pamphlet-filled visitor's center kiosk is closed because of the pandemic. The center, located near the downtown library, opened in May 2019 during Infrastructure Week. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
The Mendenhall Glacier is just one of many sites that can be seen without venturing outside of the state. (Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Help Juneau go big in 2021

This is the year to commit to the epic adventure you’ve had in mind.

  • Feb 17, 2021
The Mendenhall Glacier is just one of many sites that can be seen without venturing outside of the state. (Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: University of Alaska is one of our state’s greatest assets

The pandemic created economic hardship and uncertainty, but the university is positioned to help.

  • Feb 17, 2021
This photo shows University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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