Opinion

(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Alaskans are owed their share of the fund

It’s time to get back to sharing the earnings of a people-owned resource with all the people.

  • Aug 26, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The City and Borough of Juneau’s Docks and Harbors department has issued a public survey as they consider improvements to the North Douglas Boat Launch Ramp, seen here on Aug. 18, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New plans have familiar problems

Who does D&H think will benefit?

  • Aug 24, 2021
The City and Borough of Juneau’s Docks and Harbors department has issued a public survey as they consider improvements to the North Douglas Boat Launch Ramp, seen here on Aug. 18, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: There was no escaping humiliation in Afghanistan

Humiliation from the killing done in our name should mean America never fights another needless war.

  • Aug 20, 2021
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(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Good news and bad news

The good news we need to hear soon is that we have a balanced budget.

  • Aug 19, 2021
(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Legislative solutions can revive Alaska’s economy

The Legislature could take steps that will launch Alaska on a stable and prosperous fiscal future.

  • Aug 17, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Heavy metals run out of the Tulsequah Chief mine opening and down to holding ponds next to the Tulsequah River Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Leakage from those ponds can be seen entering the river that flows into the Taku River down stream. Salmon Beyond Borders and the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission are calling for a permanent ban on mine waste dams in transboundary rivers, as well as a temporary moratorium for the permitting of new and the expansion of existing mines near transboundary waterways, (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Canada’s transboundary mine waste dams must be banned; BC’s industrialization of salmon habitat halted

If anyone doubts the risks, just consider the Mount Polley tailings disaster

  • Aug 15, 2021
Heavy metals run out of the Tulsequah Chief mine opening and down to holding ponds next to the Tulsequah River Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Leakage from those ponds can be seen entering the river that flows into the Taku River down stream. Salmon Beyond Borders and the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission are calling for a permanent ban on mine waste dams in transboundary rivers, as well as a temporary moratorium for the permitting of new and the expansion of existing mines near transboundary waterways, (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy isn’t on board with electric ferry vision for Alaska

The governor has given us nothing but lip service about its essential purpose.

  • Aug 14, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Carbon capture and Southeast Alaska

It just doesn’t seem right that we don’t utilize our carbon factory forest more efficiently.

  • Aug 11, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Robert Myers (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: Amendment needed to end PFD debate

Once we settle the question of the PFD, we can argue over taxes and spending.

  • Aug 7, 2021
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This July 26 photo shows the Celebrity Millennium in Juneau. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Safely cruising Alaska with a vaccine ‘passport’

Lawsuits and cruise line vaccination policies.

  • Aug 7, 2021
This July 26 photo shows the Celebrity Millennium in Juneau. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
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Opinion: U.S. education crises is more social than academic

It is essential to remember that school is not an entertainment center.

  • Aug 4, 2021
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: City’s move to curb virus spread should be applauded

Please join me in thanking our assembly members, city staff,and mayor for their quick response.

  • Aug 3, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: We need the PRO Act. Here’s why

The hard-working men and women of Alaska’s building trades need the PRO Act.

  • Aug 2, 2021
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Opinion: Equity-based, social solutions are needed for the unsheltered

We are now experiencing heart-wrenching houselessness across our nation.

  • Jul 30, 2021
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Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: Cities and state must work to understand homelessness and mental health

To be successful state and city agencies have to move closer…

  • Jul 29, 2021
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A surplus warehouse at 1325 Eastaugh Way, off Thane Road, is being considered by the City and Borough of Juneau as a possible location for a ballot-counting center should the city decide to increase its use of voting by mail in future municipal elections. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: More action, less expensive talk is needed

I’m not buying this propensity to spend, spend, spend.

  • Jul 28, 2021
A surplus warehouse at 1325 Eastaugh Way, off Thane Road, is being considered by the City and Borough of Juneau as a possible location for a ballot-counting center should the city decide to increase its use of voting by mail in future municipal elections. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We cannot risk a house divided

Each legislator’s satisfaction should be in doing what’s right for Alaska.

  • Jul 27, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Tourists mill near the Serenade of the Seas, the first large cruise ship to come to Juneau in 2021, on Friday, July 23. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

We need to consider limits.

It is time for all of us to make decisions for the good of our entire community

  • Jul 26, 2021
Tourists mill near the Serenade of the Seas, the first large cruise ship to come to Juneau in 2021, on Friday, July 23. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Political virtue, hypocrisy and nihilism

No one can claim to revere Alaska’s Constitution by picking and choosing which sections matter.

  • Jul 24, 2021
Alaska State Capitol