Empire Editorial: The cost of avoiding bad press

Alaska finds itself marred by its third major scandal in less than a decade. First was a VECO bribery scandal that ended the careers of… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015

My Turn: Unified effort in congress protects Alaska’s seafood powerhouse

Alaska is our nation’s seafood powerhouse. With nine of our country’s top 20 fishing ports by volume, we understand the vital role our seafood industry… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Body-worn cameras can help interactions between police, citizens

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily-News MinerEarlier this week, Fairbanks City Mayor John Eberhart and Police Chief Randall Aragon gave an update… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2015

My Turn: Not knowing is a freedom we can no longer afford

Syrian refugees aren’t wanted here. That’s the message from more than 30 governors who all claim it’s their first duty to ensure the safety of… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015
  • By Rich Moniak

My Turn: Risk of Syrian refugees is unacceptably high

While I am the chairman of the Alaska Republican Party, the views I am expressing are my own. I believe that they closely reflect the… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015

Empire Editorial: Salmon horror story

You sit back in your cinema seat and grab your popcorn.The lights go down and the show begins. A giant wooden door appears on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015

My Turn: Let mercy and hope triumph

Our snowfall this week has Juneau looking a bit more like Christmas. In light of some of the headlines recently, it would do us good… Continue reading

Empire Editorial: Alaska’s prison system is killing Alaskans

Joseph Murphy was having a bad morning.On Aug. 14, he woke up in jail. The night before, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.165 percent, he… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2015

My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

Gov. Bill Walker recently signed Administrative Order 278 to expand use of registered apprenticeships on state construction and resource development projects on state lands. This… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2015

My Turn: Don’t wait for Alaska to crash

“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

My Turn: Juneau’s economy is stable, but tied to state’s fiscal crisis

The Juneau Economic Development Council recently released its 2015 Economic Indicators report, showing that if it were not for the loss of government jobs, Juneau’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015
  • By Kate Troll

Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

There have been and will continue to be many discussions among lawmakers and the public as to how best shore up Alaska’s $4 billion budget… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

My Turn: How can we celebrate Dr. Walter Soboleff Day?

HB217 was passed and signed into law by the 28th Alaska State Legislature in 2014, “an act establishing November 14 each year as Dr. Walter… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2015

My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day

Another Veterans Day has come and gone. The parades are over, and so are the countless speeches expressing gratitude to all the men and women… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2015
  • By Rich Moniak

My Turn: Recent appointment of Loretta Bullard

Gov. Bill Walker made an appointment a few weeks ago that has received little attention but that produced great benefit to the state and its… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2015

My Turn: Your opportunity to address trapping rules

Trapping season has officially begun in Alaska. The recent trapping case in Juneau, involving a hiker releasing a bald eagle and springing other traps to… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Calming effect

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Developing a plan and beginning to implement it has a calming effect, and Gov. Bill… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Sturgeon case vital for Alaska’s sovereignty

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The case of John Sturgeon versus the National Park Service and the Department of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2015

My Turn: Somewhere between Reefer Madness and the Nirvana Network

With the passage of the Marijuana Initiative (Ballot 2) in November 2014, Alaskans participated in bringing to pass a panoply of possibilities and challenges that… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2015
  • By Carolyn Brown

My Turn: Alaskan grown plan can save PFD and not raise taxes

Late October was an interesting time for Alaskan fiscal issues with Governor Bill Walker revealing more details about his fiscal plan. The signature move of… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2015