Opinion

Opinion: Alaska should learn from Kansas

Don’t cut taxes and increase spending.

  • Aug 4, 2019

Opinion: By canceling ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Perseverance Theatre forgoes fundamental tenet of art

Although Ishii prefers to have ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ buried, it will always and forever live on.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Opinion: So what do you think?

Should the CBJ help now with this project?

  • Jul 31, 2019

Opinion: Is ‘One University’ the New Coke of Alaska higher education?

There are practical problems and pitfalls in the “one university” model.

  • Jul 30, 2019
Three 2-year-old black bear cubs look hunt spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Moraine Ecology Trail is only open to guided use for good reason

First of all, thank you to the Juneau Empire for providing a place, through your My Turn forum, for community exchange of thoughts and personal… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2019
Three 2-year-old black bear cubs look hunt spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Sharing thoughts on Sen. Murkowski’s budget message

Members of our congressional delegation used to speak with pride about bringing federal pork to Alaska. Not anymore. At least for the time being, it’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2019

Hannan: Is it time to fight or compromise?

I am ready to fight.

  • Jul 19, 2019

Opinion: Let’s think more critically about onsite pot consumption

An issue of this magnitude mandates public hearings.

  • Jul 17, 2019
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Opinion: Restore reasonable funding for the university of Alaska

Precipitously cutting these scholarships is a significant violation of trust.

  • Jul 16, 2019

Opinion: Thanks to the new crime bill, it’s our time

We as a society have lost true meaning of respect.

  • Jul 16, 2019

Opinion: To save kids’ lives, override Dunleavy’s vetoes

Dunleavy is trying to break Alaska with an extreme ideological agenda.

  • Jul 14, 2019

Opinion: Don’t turn our heads away from our elders

There is an apparent contempt for the oldest members of our community.

  • Jul 14, 2019

Opinion: How we fight wildfires needs to change

The time for action is now.

  • Jul 14, 2019
Over hundred people attend a rally starting at the Capitol to protest budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The new PFD class divide

Dunleavy’s dividing Alaskans.

  • Jul 14, 2019
Over hundred people attend a rally starting at the Capitol to protest budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s budget will cost us in the long run

Shortsighted budgeting.

  • Jul 12, 2019
Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Earthquakes, Dunleavy’s vetoes and municipal budgets

Even though we are the capital city, we can’t call all the shots.

  • Jul 12, 2019
Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol calling for an override of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes on the first day of the Second Special Session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)