Opinion

Empire Editorial: Alaska’s looming car accident

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to survive a car accident, you know the feeling.Once your hands have stopped shaking and you stop to remember it,… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2016

My Turn: Justice reinvestment needed for both offenders and victims

I am a victim of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I am also an offender with two felony drug convictions. These two things are related.… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2016
  • By KARA NELSON

My Turn: Pot zoning ordinance ‘transparent and fair’

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved Ordinance 2015-39 on Nov. 9, 2015, which amended the land use code to establish in which zoning… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2016
  • By CITY & BOROUGH OF JUNEAU ASSEMBLY
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My Turn: Budget illusions versus reality

State government is simply too big and the Alaska Legislature has not made adequate progress in reducing the burden of big government. According to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2016
  • By REP. LORA REINBOLD
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My Turn: Alaska Board of Game needs diversity

The Alaska Board of Game (BOG), a seven-member panel of unelected, governor-appointed officials, decides important wildlife issues on behalf of Alaskans. Because the makeup of… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2016
  • By MICHELLE ANDERSON

My Turn: Another loss for Cubans

Another loss for all Cubans, and I’m not referring to the 4-1 loss to the Rays in the “historic” baseball game played in Cuba this… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2016
  • By MARIA UCHYTIL

My Turn: When dealing with low oil revenues, Alaskans should come first

It’s been a rough couple of months for Alaska’s telecommunications monopoly, GCI.First, a GCI executive at the company’s Anchorage-based television station KTVA made some extremely… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2016
  • By JACK RAFUSE

Empire Editorial: Goodbye, tower of babble

“And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. … So the Lord scattered them abroad… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2016

My Turn: Lawmakers have support for Permanent Fund solution

Anyone who’s been paying attention to State Capitol happenings knows the State of Alaska is facing an unprecedented fiscal crisis. The balance sheet just became… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2016
  • By Ben Brown

My Turn: Alaska education in 2016: Fiscal crisis or golden opportunity?

Today Alaska faces a fiscal crisis of monumental proportions. Alaska residents are facing an uncertain future. Nowhere is that uncertainty more troubling than in the… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2016
  • By PAUL BERG

My Turn: It isn’t about winning

I’m predicting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will take Alaska’s Democrat caucus on Saturday. Most political analysts think it doesn’t matter though since Hillary Clinton has… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2016
  • By Rich Moniak

My Turn: Supreme Court should protect contraceptive coverage

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely held for-profit companies do not have to comply with the Affordable… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2016
  • By CATRIONA REYNOLDS

My Turn: Obama-Trudeau summit demonstrates a joint focus on the arctic

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held their first summit meeting, and resolved that the United States and Canada… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2016
  • By RAFE POMERANCE and RUSSEL SHEARER

Alaska Editorial: The right to know

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:It’s ludicrous to ban Alaska and other states from issuing mandatory labeling laws.Sen. Lisa Murkowski has… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2016

My Turn: Happy sixth anniversary to the Affordable Care Act

In terms of significance, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 is often compared to the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid in… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2016
  • By SUSAN JOHNSON

My Turn: Long term sustainable budgeting

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly just passed a resolution asking the Legislature to implement a sustainable budget. I voted against it since it specifically… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2016
  • By LANCE ROBERTS

My Turn: Alaska’s best rivers are the economic backbone of our future

For decades I have been exploring Alaska’s remote landscapes, first on my own and now as a seasoned guide and business owner. Each year, I… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2016
  • By DAN OBERLATZ

Alaska Editorial: Legislators should consider all options to correct revenue shortfall

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:As the Legislature moves on from passing the state operating budget to considering revenue measures to… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2016

My Turn: Why conservation of the Tongass matter

Last week, I was part of a small group that travelled from Southeast Alaska to Washington D.C. to draw attention to efforts by the American… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2016
  • By ALAN CORBETT

My Turn: Get involved with United Way – become a tutor

Juneau is an amazing community that I am happy to call home. It’s a town where good things are always happening in the community. One… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2016
  • By ROBBIE STELL