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Opinion: American Rescue Plan is another debt dumped on our grandchildren

Murkowski is right. Rescue Plan “went far beyond COVID-19 relief.”

  • Mar 19, 2021
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Opinion: Can the State of the Union be repaired?

Biden’s address to the nation before a joint session of Congress is sorely overdue.

  • Mar 18, 2021
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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at an Anchorage news conference on Dec. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: Secretary Blinken, protect Alaska’s fisheries

Perhaps no group of Alaskans has been impacted more severely by the global economic collapse than our fishers and processors

  • Mar 17, 2021
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at an Anchorage news conference on Dec. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
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Opinion: Making tourism lemonade out of pandemic lemons

Can we make the most of a bad situation?

  • Mar 16, 2021
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Opinion: Closing the health gap in the community

Our objective is to raise awareness regarding the significant health gap in Alaska.

  • Mar 15, 2021
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An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Voting rights should be enshrined, not suppressed

Please contact your senator urging passage of the For the People Act.

  • Mar 13, 2021
An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Real governance is more than performance

There’s examples at the state level.

  • Mar 12, 2021
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A king salmon is laid out for inspection by Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor officials at the Golden North Salmon Derby on Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Salmon proposal in the Lower 48 brings hope for Southeast fishermen

Good news and bad news coming out of the Northwest.

  • Mar 8, 2021
A king salmon is laid out for inspection by Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor officials at the Golden North Salmon Derby on Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: The old bait and switch

The transboundary Bi-lateral Technical Work Group ended before it really began.

  • Mar 7, 2021
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Opinion: Why governments cry wolf

What happens in a society that grows accustomed to well-intentioned alerts?

  • Mar 5, 2021
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Opinion: The possibility of increasing independent visitors to Southeast Alaska

Discussion of how we might boost independent tourism is ongoing — and vital.

  • Mar 4, 2021
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"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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