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Opinion: Love, empathy and respect should be taught

Here’s what we need to teach in school

  • Dec 28, 2021
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After Christmas, exchange ideas

Unhealthy sterotypes pose a new existential risk.

  • Dec 23, 2021
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Opinion: The Grinch that stole Christmas

President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci are vying for the title of the most insufferable Grinch.

  • Dec 23, 2021
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This July 2020 photo shows Arsenio “Pastor” Credo during an interview in the Empire offices. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Washington needs more principled people like Bob Dole

“U.S. Sen. Robert J. Dole, R-Kansas, was a man of principle…”

  • Dec 21, 2021
This July 2020 photo shows Arsenio “Pastor” Credo during an interview in the Empire offices. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Copies of the Alaska State Constitution were available outside the Lt. Governor’s office on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: A constitutional convention is fraught with danger for Juneau, Southeast and Alaska as a whole

Please follow the constitutional convention issue as it works its way through the political process.

  • Dec 20, 2021
Copies of the Alaska State Constitution were available outside the Lt. Governor’s office on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: Ethnic minorities and religious freedom in America and Alaska

Opinion on preservation of core cultural values.

  • Dec 17, 2021
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A sign lets visitors know they're in the Tongass National Forest on Thursday, July 15, 2021, the same day the Biden administration announced yet another reversal of policy over the forest. Debates about the 2001 Roadless Rule are familiar in Southeast Alaska, and Thursday's announcement prompted familiar reactions in the state. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The Roadless Rule is a distraction

Flipping the Roadless Rule isn’t an act of cooperation.

  • Dec 17, 2021
A sign lets visitors know they're in the Tongass National Forest on Thursday, July 15, 2021, the same day the Biden administration announced yet another reversal of policy over the forest. Debates about the 2001 Roadless Rule are familiar in Southeast Alaska, and Thursday's announcement prompted familiar reactions in the state. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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We’re all richer thanks to nature’s dividend

By Sam Skaggs If you live in Southeast Alaska, you know that Southeast is a rich place abundant with natural, renewable capital. That natural capital… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2021
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The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in October 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Letting politics influence Permanent Fund decisions creates possibilities for misery

An impartial board of trustees is the only vaccine against politicizing the fund.

  • Dec 16, 2021
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in October 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
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Opinion: Broadband should be accessible everywhere in Alaska

Broadband will dissolve the divide between rural and urban.

  • Dec 15, 2021
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Opinion: Now’s the time for our funds to divest from fossil fuels

It appears that some of the fund’s decisions have been political for some time. Let me explain…

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Opinion: Be respectful and mask up around others who do the same

Iit would be great if we could all just be polite and respect each other.

  • Dec 13, 2021
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Opinion: COP 26 aftermath and outcomes for Alaska

Climate change stands out as a majorly important and urgent issue.

  • Dec 10, 2021
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: CBJ Assembly underserves and overspends

The Assembly has blithely approved funding for extraneous projects costing millions of dollars.

  • Dec 9, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: ‘Mask police’ are why I’m not shopping local

Self-appointed mask police businesses have lost my business and my respect.

  • Dec 8, 2021
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Opinion: Shop local this holiday season

Shopping locally has never been as important or as easy as it is right now

  • Dec 6, 2021
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Opinion: The truth Dunleavy should tell about COVID vaccines

By Rich Moniak On Monday, a federal judge in Missouri temporarily halted implementation of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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Opinion: Rural broadband is essential infrastructure

Broadband funding is available. The rest is up to Alaskans.

  • Dec 2, 2021
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: What is the validity of the cruise ship survey?

How good are people’s memories about problems?

  • Dec 1, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Will 2022 bring a law to better protect psychiatric patients?

There must be a legislative solution

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