Opinion

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Sullivan’s irrelevance in defense of democracy

Two years ago this week, supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol…

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • By Rich Moniak
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An athlete splashes their way into Auke Lake to start the swim leg of the Ironman Alaska. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Juneau Ironman doesn’t cross the finish line

“Anything is possible” is an optimistic catch-phrase but it’s not a strategy.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • By Win Gruening
An athlete splashes their way into Auke Lake to start the swim leg of the Ironman Alaska. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I’ve seen the union difference

As a community we can show solidarity…

  • Jan 4, 2023
  • By Miguel Rohrbacher
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This screenshot from YouTube shows Ålexander B. Dolitsky in a Soviet-era film. (Screenshot)

Opinion: Lessons learned from a 1971 Soviet psychological documentary that I took part in

Communist propaganda in the former Soviet Union was based on the Marxist–Leninist ideology to advocate for the Communist Party agenda. This propaganda was one of… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2023
  • By Alexander B. Dolitsky
This screenshot from YouTube shows Ålexander B. Dolitsky in a Soviet-era film. (Screenshot)
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Opinion: SEACC United clears the air on unionization

The results are in: SEACC staff has unionized and awaits recognition by leadership.

  • Jan 2, 2023
  • By Shannon Donahue and Lauren Cusimano
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Opinion: SEACC responds to union issues

However the union question is resolved, we take our responsibilities to our employees very seriously

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • By Natalie Watson
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Another Dunleavy attorney general needs to resign

Here’s why.

  • Dec 29, 2022
  • By David Ignell
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Opinion: In support of SEACC United.

A strong SEACC benefits everyone.

  • Dec 28, 2022
  • By Guy Archibald
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Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: America’s compassion is actually hurting people with disabilities

In December 2022, the Biden Administration released a 100-plus-page plan on how to reduce America’s estimated one half million homeless population by 25% over the… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2022
  • By Faith Myers
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy discusses his proposed budget for the 2024 fiscal year during a press conference at the Alaska State Capitol. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s PFD magic never works

And it’s no secret why he fails to deliver.

  • Dec 23, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
Gov. Mike Dunleavy discusses his proposed budget for the 2024 fiscal year during a press conference at the Alaska State Capitol. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)
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Property owners want a reformed assessment process for Christmas

The City and Borough of Juneau has essentially said “bah humbug” to property owners.

  • Dec 23, 2022
  • By Greg Adler
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Opinion: Alaska oil tankers must adopt whale-strike reduction measures

The federal government must issue a mandatory nationwide whale-strike risk reduction rule…

  • Dec 22, 2022
  • Rick Steiner
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Opinion: Juneau Christmas, past and present

Realizing the gifts you already have and sharing with others.

  • Dec 22, 2022
  • By Win Gruening
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Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on March 23, 2020. (Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: Free, flexible programs can help you get a Fresh Start

Many adults in Juneau and surrounding communities live with ongoing health concerns.

  • Dec 21, 2022
  • By Anne Zink
Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on March 23, 2020. (Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
The City and Borough of Juneau is conducting a short online survey about what the community wants to see from Marine Park ahead of renovations. (Courtesy Photo / CBJ)

Opinion: Overcrowding makes Marine Park survey a silly exercise

No matter what they do the area will be overcrowded with tourists…

  • Dec 20, 2022
  • By Ray Preston
The City and Borough of Juneau is conducting a short online survey about what the community wants to see from Marine Park ahead of renovations. (Courtesy Photo / CBJ)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The oppressive use of political censures

Censures should be reserved for serious ethical transgressions.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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Opinion: Energy security will Matter most in 2023

In 2023, will energy security be stronger than 2022? Likely not.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • By Tucker Perkins
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This photo shows the snowy steps of the Alaska State Capitol. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Lack of leadership in the Capitol building has put school districts in a bad position

We just need the political will to invest those resources in Alaskans…

  • Dec 13, 2022
  • By Jorden Nigro
This photo shows the snowy steps of the Alaska State Capitol. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Lessons from the life of Yuriy Sokolov

Wisdom earned in the Siberian gulag about the dangers of the government mandates of atheism.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • By Alexander B. Dolitsky
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina heads up Lynn Canal towards Haines and Skagway from Juneau in 2008. (Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Rising freight costs continue to stifle Southeast economy

Adding trucking (via road) would place downward pressure on what many contend is a freight monopoly.

  • Dec 8, 2022
  • By Win Gruening
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina heads up Lynn Canal towards Haines and Skagway from Juneau in 2008. (Juneau Empire File)