Opinion

Opinion: It’s time to raise Alaska’s minimum wage

Doing so will stimulate economy, decrease crime.

  • Jan 28, 2019

Opinion: Why I support the Covington Catholic students

They were the target of vile and obscene taunts and insults.

  • Jan 28, 2019

Opinion: The disconnects in Dunleavy’s economic vision

The Legislature has to help the governor find the door to reality.

  • Jan 27, 2019

Opinion: Are Juneau city officials misleading the public about the cruise industry lawsuit?

It can be a fine line between “spin” and misleading the public.

  • Jan 25, 2019

Opinion: Why the judge was wrong in throwing out my lawsuit on state debt

We are watching the abhorrence of debt.

Opinion: A fresh start for working Alaskans

It’s time to do things differently and reject partisan politics.

Opinion: The future of Juneau

Let’s talk about the city’s relationship with the cruise industry.

Opinion: The search for the America that ‘ought to be’

A prescription for healing what’s broken.

Tynly Booth, 8, holds still as Dr. Jessica Branco, of Juneau Pediatric Dentistry, applies a topical flouride varnish during a checkup on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New study shouldn’t revive fluoridation in Juneau

Let’s focus instead on good nutrition, proper dental hygeine.

Tynly Booth, 8, holds still as Dr. Jessica Branco, of Juneau Pediatric Dentistry, applies a topical flouride varnish during a checkup on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The waste trappings of the GDP

America’s wasteful consumer culture contributes to economic growth and prosperity.

Opinion: Why Alaska-class ferries were the right decision

There’s no legitimate reason the vessels cannot be used as intended.

Opinion: Keep veterans’ health care out of the profit-making business

Veterans’ health benefits shouldn’t be sold to the lowest bidder.

Opinion: NASA’s mission is four billion miles off course

Scientists must shift focus to climate change, not outer space.

Lower branch of the Taku Glacier and Grizzly Bar, October 2018. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Canada must clean up mine pollution

Protecting Alaska’s environment is a sober challenge.

Lower branch of the Taku Glacier and Grizzly Bar, October 2018. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Does the CBJ want a monopoly at the airport?

It’s time to protect the future of our airport.

In this Nov. 16, 2018 photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday, Nov. 25. (John Locher | Associated Press File)
In this Nov. 16, 2018 photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday, Nov. 25. (John Locher | Associated Press File)

Opinion: Fight anti-semitism with love

It’s been almost two months since the murder of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh.