Opinion

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Opinion: Biden’s action on the Tongass will result in climate, jobs and community win

Protecting old-growth forest should be seen an essential climate move.

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Alaskans are finally returning to work

It is critical that Alaska businesses are able to staff up to meet the demand.

  • Jul 22, 2021
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This screenshot from the state Division of Community and Regional Affairs website shows a map of Alaska Regional Development Organizations. (Screenshot)

Opinion : ARDORs and Alaska economic data

A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for our state.

  • Jul 20, 2021
This screenshot from the state Division of Community and Regional Affairs website shows a map of Alaska Regional Development Organizations. (Screenshot)
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Opinion: Alaska needs an efficiently operating ferry system

There is so much to be said about why Alaska needs an efficient operating marine highway system.

  • Jul 19, 2021
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An election official lays out more "I voted" stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. Election officials in Juneau said the sticker depicting a pair of Neoprene boots ha been particularly popular. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The parties to political irrelevance

Lawsuit challenging elections overhaul is ripe with irony.

  • Jul 17, 2021
An election official lays out more "I voted" stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. Election officials in Juneau said the sticker depicting a pair of Neoprene boots ha been particularly popular. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Opinion: The politics of vaccination hesitancy

If variant causes hardships, politicians are partly to blame.

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Opinion: What is our capacity for large cruise ship passengers?

I want to live in a society, not just an economy.

  • Jul 14, 2021
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An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Ranked-choice voting isn’t that simple

The change isn’t simple, and Alaskans need to prepare for it.

  • Jul 8, 2021
An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Police Department, along with law enforcement partner organizations, is preparing for the possibility of political violence at the capitol, seen above, on the day of the inauguration. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Infrastructure package could mean opportunities for Alaska

We have some opportunities coming up that can help us with our perennial budget problems.

  • Jul 7, 2021
The Juneau Police Department, along with law enforcement partner organizations, is preparing for the possibility of political violence at the capitol, seen above, on the day of the inauguration. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This public domain image shows a printing of the Declaration of Independence.

Opinion: Understanding our declaration on Independence Day

Widespread ignorance of U.S. history contributes to gullibility.

  • Jul 4, 2021
This public domain image shows a printing of the Declaration of Independence.
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Cultural and symbolic significance of the American flag

Lesson learned, lesson appreciated and lesson respected.

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Opinion: Dunleavy’s fiscal credibility gap

Serious solution shortfall.

  • Jul 2, 2021
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Opinion: Protecting the sovereignty of Alaska’s Natives

New legislation would set a dangerous and costly precedent.

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

Opinion: More needs to be done to protect the disabled

A state standard of patient care and a state enforcement of rights must be added to proposed bills.

  • Jun 29, 2021
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)
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Opinion: If you want to attract teachers, increase pay

By Anthony Rhodes I am a born-and-raised Alaskan who had to move away for the money. I work in cyber, but I have the credentials… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Opinion: Movies and the enduring message ‘different, not less’

Movies can become appetizers for viewers curious about our complex, multi-cultural, U.S. history.

  • Jun 27, 2021
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Opinion: Dunleavy’s aversion to the PFD truth

It’s well past time that Alaskans be told the truth.

  • Jun 25, 2021
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Opinion: Student free speech Supreme Court cases offer teachable moments

Basic civics should be a mandatory part of high school education.

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Opinion: Public sector unions vs. the 1st Amendment

Union membership should be a personal choice.

  • Jun 24, 2021
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