Opinion

OPINION: Sen. Dan Sullivan: Pressing the Canadian government to take action on transboundary mining

It’s imperative these waters stay pristine for generations to come.

  • Jun 25, 2019

Opinion: Get politicians out of workplace

Don’t be fooled.

  • Jun 23, 2019
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence

It’s time to examine “thorny questions of ethics and values.”

City Hall stands on a quiet morning. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Juneau’s property taxes … fair or foul?

Has the city been over-collecting?

City Hall stands on a quiet morning. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s village policing plan bad idea for rural Alaska

I have 40 years of experience with law enforcement in Alaska.

  • Jun 9, 2019
President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo | Alex Brandon)

Opinion: Why Americans are tired of impeachment talk

“What would it take for the you to support the impeachment of this president?”

  • Jun 9, 2019
President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo | Alex Brandon)

Opinion: Alaska is ignoring PFAS health risks

I live in the Gustavus PFAS plume.

  • Jun 5, 2019

Opinion: Forget the national average: University of Alaska requires a higher level of state investment

Alaska stands out as one of the most unique states in our report.

Opinion: Tlingit history and culture thrive as Hoonah expands cruise destination

Hoonah’s tourism industry is like the salmon in a way.

Opinion: Celebrate World No Tobacco Day

Smoking affects more people than you might think.

  • May 27, 2019

Opinion: Gov. Dunleavy’s budget is an honest approach to control Alaska’s spending

A ‘disaster for Alaska?’ I don’t think so.

  • May 27, 2019

Opinion: Layoff of state workers is not a business decision

Dunleavy is using them as pawns on his political chessboard.

  • May 26, 2019

Opinion: Court battle or not, there is no reason education should not be funded this year

It’s on the Legislature to act, not the governor.

  • May 24, 2019

Opinion: Alaskans lead America forward in the Arctic

Let’s ensure the U.S. is fully committed to this national priority.

  • May 22, 2019

Opinion: Sen. Murkowski leads bipartisan bill in support of rural, LGBTQ elders

Alaska’s senator makes health, well-being of all older people a top priority.

  • May 22, 2019

Opinion: As Alaskans consider Pebble Mine, a cautionary tale from Montana

In our state, we live with mining’s other legacy: permanent pollution.

  • May 21, 2019