My Turn: Alaska and its Paris climate connection

Whether you approve of President Barack Obama’s overall job performance or not, Obama is getting international kudos for the way he delivered on the recently… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
  • By Kate Troll

My Turn: Support the PFD Voter Initiative

While Americans these days are divided about many things, there can be no dispute — nor has there ever been — about the critical importance… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015

My Turn: Climate change is about much more than science

“This deal puts the fossil-fuel industry on the wrong side of history,” proclaimed Kumi Naidoo, after the world’s leaders reached the climate change agreement in… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By Rich Moniak

The GOP contenders’ schoolyard brawl

The following editorial appeared in The Kansas City Star on Wednesday, Dec. 16:Carly Fiorina projected herself as Margaret Thatcher. Jeb Bush projected himself as mostly… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015

The great human benefit of fossil fuels

The Paris summit on global warming ended with a triumphant, hands-holding, chipper vow to vastly reduce the world’s use of fossil fuels. Some who would… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Deal or no deal, Fairbanks Four controversy won’t die anytime soon

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: It seems somehow fitting that a proposed settlement between the state and the four men… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2015

My Turn: Native corps. more important than ever

As Alaskans, there are many benefits this great land provides us through its beauty, open spaces and natural resources. Another unique feature our state can… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2015

My Turn: FDA wrong on Frankenfish

Despite overwhelming opposition from scientists, consumers and fishermen, the product commonly referred to as “Frankenfish” could unknowingly be your choice for dinner as early as… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Closing rural schools to aid the state budget isn’t the best option

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily:Schools are the heartbeat of many small communities. Take away a school, or easy access to a… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2015

My Turn: A day that will live in infamy!

Seventy-four years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a rousing impassioned speech to Congress. As a young boy I listened spellbound. By war’s end, 290,000 American… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2015

My Turn: Your service to the community matters

As an accountant, I know that United Way of Southeast Alaska allows contributions to be more efficient in their impact in the community. What I… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2015

My Turn: Every student succeeds

Fixing the flawed No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been years in the making. This past week, we’ve reached a major milestone. On Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2015
  • By Sen. Lisa Murkowski

My Turn: Beyond rotten apples and their defenders

Last May, William Wingate filed a lawsuit against the Seattle Police Department and the former officer who wrongly arrested him 10 months earlier.“Most of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2015
  • By Rich Moniak

Empire Editorial: Jay Hammond was right

In 1985, a reporter from the Christian Science Monitor flew out to see Jay Hammond.The former governor obliged her, showing her around his 160-acre homestead… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2015

My Turn: Alaska’s budget challenge

As most Alaskans know, a sharp drop in the price of oil over the last year and a half blew a gaping hole in the… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2015

Have Alaska’s children been left behind?

When results of new standardized testing for Alaska’s public school students were released last month, there was initial shock and dismay expressed by some parents… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Delegation sponsors measure to combat pirate vessels

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:In Interior Alaska, hundreds of miles from the ocean, it’s a safe bet most people aren’t… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

My Turn: Support the needy and homeless

For over three decades, the Glory Hole Shelter and Soup Kitchen, located on South Franklin Street in Juneau, has offered 20 meals a week to… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

Empire Editorial: Holiday tradition returns tonight

The city of Juneau is only 135 years old. It doesn’t have many century-old traditions.One of them returns tonight.For the 100th time, the Governor’s Mansion… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Shifting responsibility

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:It appears that the State of Alaska — once again — is quietly attempting to shift… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015