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Opinion: We need to repeal this regulation to stop rising health care costs
Our state has reached a critical junction in our fight against rising health care costs. The Alaska Division of Insurance is holding hearings to consider… Continue reading
Opinion: The benefits of ranked choice voting
A recent My Turn struck a nerve.
Opinion: The USFS did not listen regarding boats on Mendenhall Lake
My concerns from last May have not changed.
Opinion: One reason to abandon ranked choice elections
A disturbing feature of ranked choice that is easy to miss.
Opinion: Dunleavy’s mockery of the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board
Both the House and the Senate voted unanimously to create the AMHOB.
Opinion: Lawmakers should meet school funding needs before determining PFD size
Schoolhouse rock and a hard place.
Limiting commercial visitation is the only sensible response to overcrowding at MGRA
I was born and raised in the Valley, where our family could see the Mendenhall Glacier from our driveway. The glacier hosted many of our… Continue reading
Opinion: Keep an eye on the proposed civic center project
FTF will continue to monitor this issue and urge Juneau residents to do likewise.
Opinion: Assessment needs additional oversight
A win in dealing with City and Borough of Juneau is when both sides feel they have been treated fairly. A loss is when both… Continue reading
Opinion: Our future depends on what we say about MGRA plans
Submit your comments by Feb. 21, 2023.
The absence of economic incentives to reduce waste
This week, Waste Management, the Texas based company that owns and operates the landfill, nearly tripled the charge for residents who chose to dump their… Continue reading
Opinion: JPCC owes a huge debt of gratitude to two LunaFest guest speakers
LunaFest 2023 was JPCC’s most successful fundraising event ever.
Opinion: Education funding is complicated and political
At a recent Alaska State Senate Education Committee hearing at the Capitol, there seemed to be general agreement that state school funding was lagging behind… Continue reading
Opinion: Deja vu for the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area
Three new alternatives don’t go far enough.
Opinion: The Roadless Rule is a misnomer for what’s really happening in the Tongass
The Roadless Rule, as currently comprised with an exception provision, works.
Opinion: Psychiatric patient care report could be catalyst for improvements
Will good suggestions get lost in state bureaucracy?
Opinion: Southeast trollers aren’t ‘starving’ orcas
The WFC lawsuit is a contagion of extremist judicial activism that must be stopped.
Opinion: Tshibaka’s insincere defense of democracy
Kelly Tshibaka claims to understand why voter turnout for the 2022 general election was the lowest in the state’s history. According to Preserve Democracy, a… Continue reading
Opinion: The Mendenhall Wetlands — a Juneau treasure
Juneau is very fortunate to have this rich biological resource…
Juneau stands to benefit significantly from the 117th Congress
The last Congress was one of the best for our state in recent memory…