Opinion

Opinion: Investing in Alaska’s infrastructure will benefit all Alaskans

The world needs copper and Alaska needs infrastructure to deliver it.

  • Oct 31, 2019

Opinion: CBJ Assembly walks a tightrope during budget review

Tough decesions ahead on budget.

  • Oct 29, 2019
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Tourism is going unchecked in Juneau

The tipping point is at hand.

  • Oct 29, 2019
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
(Courtesy photo | Jeff Lund)

Opinion: Roadless Rule needed to protect salmon, trout

The rule was set up in a sensible way for Southeast.

  • Oct 29, 2019
(Courtesy photo | Jeff Lund)
In this Feb. 16 photo, Deidre Levi rests her head for a moment in her grandmother’s house before a basketball game in the Native Village of St. Michael. Levi says she spoke up about being sexually assaulted because she wanted to be a role model for girls in Alaska. (AP Photo | Wong Maye-E)

Opinion: The social costs of not believing women

What is the social cost of accepting this behavior?

  • Oct 29, 2019
In this Feb. 16 photo, Deidre Levi rests her head for a moment in her grandmother’s house before a basketball game in the Native Village of St. Michael. Levi says she spoke up about being sexually assaulted because she wanted to be a role model for girls in Alaska. (AP Photo | Wong Maye-E)

Opinion: Overtourism in Juneau

Is more better?

  • Oct 27, 2019

Opinion: The closet Republicans in Congress

It’s time for Republicans in Congress to acknowledge Trump is unfit for the office he holds.

  • Oct 27, 2019

Opinion: Applying restorative justice to political warfare

Forgiveness is part of the equation.

  • Oct 20, 2019

Opinion: The Roadless Rule is working for Southeast Alaska

The Roadless Rule is working for Southeast Alaska.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Opinion: Fair share for our oil will help fix Alaska’s self-inflicted deficit

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has chosen the path of cold, self-inflicted harm.

  • Oct 13, 2019
Attendees hold up signs at Juneau’s Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The inevitable impeachment our Founders never envisioned

“The publicity surrounding this circus has tainted everyone.”

  • Oct 13, 2019
Attendees hold up signs at Juneau’s Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: You’re probably a socialist and don’t even know it

I am a socialist! OK, I said it. And I suspect that many readers — whether they know it or not — are socialists too,… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019
In this June 2016 file photo, Juneau residents attend a vigil at Marine Park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Why would Alaska want to erode the rights of LGBTQ?

Today, Attorney General Kevin Clarkson and the State of Alaska angle to infringe on LGBTQ employment rights nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019
In this June 2016 file photo, Juneau residents attend a vigil at Marine Park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s fast ferry Fairweather moored at its home terminal in Auke Bay in Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Reducing subsidies will keep ferry system afloat

Don’t sink the system for good.

  • Oct 4, 2019
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s fast ferry Fairweather moored at its home terminal in Auke Bay in Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo from Feb. 27, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, speaks during a rally of state union workers in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Stop the Janus stone slinging and start delivering solutions

Perhaps the union leaders or Kiehl could offer a legislative fix?

  • Oct 2, 2019
In this file photo from Feb. 27, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, speaks during a rally of state union workers in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Margaret Williams (Courtesy photo | Jim Gipe via Pivot Media)

Opinion: Alaska as we know it will be gone if we don’t act now

U.N report offers bleak glimpse into Alaska’s future if no action is taken.

  • Sep 29, 2019
Margaret Williams (Courtesy photo | Jim Gipe via Pivot Media)

Opinion: The five stages of a task force

Here they are.

  • Sep 29, 2019
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