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Opinion: The truth of what America has become

No, we aren’t better. This is what we’ve become.

  • Jan 9, 2021
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Opinion: Recontextualizing and understanding religious freedom

Context matters when considering Jefferson’s contributions.

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Opinion: Stop excusing the male gaze of women of color

It doesn’t excuse you in my situation.

  • Jan 2, 2021
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Opinion: Bad economic policy comes disguised as compassion

Neither the feds nor state has money in the bank to cover such unnecessary expenses.

  • Jan 2, 2021
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Opinion: Let’s keep the pot from boiling over

We need to put our differences aside, and work together.

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Here’s how to add your voice to the conversation.

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Opinion: I appreciate Murkowski’s climate and energy leadership

The real sleeper is the relief and hope this bill offers for a rapidly warming Earth.

  • Dec 30, 2020
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Caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Quakers ask for support and advocacy in opposition to ANWR drilling

By Laura Herman “It is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely one minority among others,… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020
Caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: This planet is all we have

It’s why I oppose drilling in ANWR

  • Dec 28, 2020
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Governor’s DHSS plan offers chance for API improvement

We can have a higher standard for psychiatric patient care.

  • Dec 28, 2020
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Lessons from the year of fantasy politics

And you may ask yourself, ‘How did we get here?’

  • Dec 24, 2020
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Opinion: The ghosts of Christmas past

A positive attitude and willingness to help our neighbors will speed our recovery.

  • Dec 24, 2020
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This photo shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24.  (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Trust lands are an issue worth revisiting

Juneau civic leaders may want to revisit an issue they addressed back in June of 2017.

  • Dec 22, 2020
This photo shows Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24.  (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Now’s the time for an ANWR lease sale

We cannot wait another 25 years.

  • Dec 21, 2020
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks with reporters following her address to the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Filling the leadership void

Alaskans should be proud that Sen. Lisa Murkowski was part of bipartisan effort.

  • Dec 19, 2020
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks with reporters following her address to the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Governor’s silence on ex-attorney general is alarming

“Toxic workplaces boil alive.”

  • Dec 19, 2020
This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Climate change forces difficult choices

When you read about or hear about climate change, what typically goes through your head?

  • Dec 19, 2020
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Opinion: Bring police-seized assets into the light

information from Alaska is unavailable because because of “lax” laws.

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Opinion: Supporting Texas lawsuit was political malpractice

By Rich Moniak Last week, the attorney general of Texas filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court demanding Joe Biden’s victory in four states… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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