Opinion

Tourists view Juneau’s downtown harbor in August 2015. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Is it time for a reset?

Perhaps it is time for the citizens of Juneau to rethink cruise ship tourism here.

  • Mar 27, 2021
Tourists view Juneau’s downtown harbor in August 2015. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: This time, Boulder. Next time, anywhere, USA.

Just 15 minutes before the shooting started, I had driven through the King Sooper parking lot.

  • Mar 27, 2021
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In this file photo from May 9, 2019, former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Ferries, federal funding could save state from being high and dry

If the rates are reasonable, the traffic will come.

  • Mar 26, 2021
In this file photo from May 9, 2019, former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: China’s economic progress is no laughing matter

Maher suggested America has lost an economic war with China, but hasn’t admitted it. He’s not wrong.

  • Mar 24, 2021
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Opinion: Looking at the past could improve psychiatric patient care

“Issues that psychiatric patients consider important are not included in the ‘crisis now’ model…”

  • Mar 23, 2021
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Opinion: White supremacy is the problem

It needs to stop now.

  • Mar 23, 2021
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Opinion: Help us in spread extra stimulus around Juneau

We want to support our community, especially those in need.

  • Mar 23, 2021
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Opinion: Mayor and Assembly Go to Bat for Juneau’s Children and Young Families

Almost everyone will agree that children are our most important resource.

  • Mar 22, 2021
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Opinion: Call the Atlanta shootings what they are

To our APIDA community, we see you and acknowledge you

  • Mar 19, 2021
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New bill supports Alaska rural communities like Haines

“HB137 is good for seniors; it is good for Alaskans…”

  • Mar 19, 2021
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: American Rescue Plan is another debt dumped on our grandchildren

Murkowski is right. Rescue Plan “went far beyond COVID-19 relief.”

  • Mar 19, 2021
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Opinion: Can the State of the Union be repaired?

Biden’s address to the nation before a joint session of Congress is sorely overdue.

  • Mar 18, 2021
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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at an Anchorage news conference on Dec. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: Secretary Blinken, protect Alaska’s fisheries

Perhaps no group of Alaskans has been impacted more severely by the global economic collapse than our fishers and processors

  • Mar 17, 2021
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at an Anchorage news conference on Dec. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
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Opinion: Making tourism lemonade out of pandemic lemons

Can we make the most of a bad situation?

  • Mar 16, 2021
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Opinion: Closing the health gap in the community

Our objective is to raise awareness regarding the significant health gap in Alaska.

  • Mar 15, 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: Voting rights should be enshrined, not suppressed

Please contact your senator urging passage of the For the People Act.

  • Mar 13, 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)
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Opinion: Real governance is more than performance

There’s examples at the state level.

  • Mar 12, 2021
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A king salmon is laid out for inspection by Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor officials at the Golden North Salmon Derby on Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Salmon proposal in the Lower 48 brings hope for Southeast fishermen

Good news and bad news coming out of the Northwest.

  • Mar 8, 2021
A king salmon is laid out for inspection by Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor officials at the Golden North Salmon Derby on Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: The old bait and switch

The transboundary Bi-lateral Technical Work Group ended before it really began.

  • Mar 7, 2021
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