Opinion

Alexander B. Dolitsky

Opinion: Russian saying offers insight into invasion of Ukraine

“Beat your friends, so your enemies will be scared of you.”

  • Mar 8, 2022
  • By Alexander B. Dolitsky
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Opinion: I’d take Babcock over Walker any day

“In the end, Walker is remembered by many for to many poor decisions…”

  • Mar 7, 2022
  • By Dan Carothers
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Opinion: Officials hide behind heartless rules while Ukraine burns

War is not politics.

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Bill would unfairly tax residents who use peer-to-peer car sharing platforms

Before it’s too late, I, along with the residents of Alaska, demand HB 90 be stopped.

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • By Thomas R. Daly
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opnion: Cruise ships in Alaska need Ocean Rangers on deck

We all care about protecting our beautiful state and its resources

  • Mar 4, 2022
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The USCGC Healy, the Coast Guard’s only medium icebreaker, lies moored to the pier in Juneau as it returns to Seattle at the end of deployment, Oct. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Russian ‘invasion’ of the Arctic Basin is a big problem

What Putin did in the Ukraine is only the beginning of his quest for power and territory.

  • Mar 3, 2022
  • By James Fritz
The USCGC Healy, the Coast Guard’s only medium icebreaker, lies moored to the pier in Juneau as it returns to Seattle at the end of deployment, Oct. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Eaglecrest Ski Area is seeking to purchase a gondola system from an Austrian ski area to expand their summer operations. (Screenshot)

Opinion: Eaglecrest Ski Area takes a step toward self-support

A huge step on the road to Eaglecrest’s self-sufficiency.

  • Mar 3, 2022
  • By Win Gruening
Eaglecrest Ski Area is seeking to purchase a gondola system from an Austrian ski area to expand their summer operations. (Screenshot)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: A ‘constitutionalized’ PFD would be welcome, but Judicial Council is more troubling

Lately, the radical left has become quite worried about the so-called “con-con.”

  • Mar 2, 2022
  • By Bob Bird
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: CBJ Assembly can choose to help us out

A large savings account of taxpayer money should be difficult for an elected official to justify.

  • Mar 2, 2022
  • By Jerry Nankervis
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Opinion: Ukraine and the American divide that Putin inflamed

Those using aggression to divide are playing into Putin’s hand.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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Opinion: If diplomacy is not enough

Diplomacy did not save Tibet, it did not save Hong Kong, it has not saved Ukraine.

  • Feb 28, 2022
  • By Andrew Wells
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Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: It’s time for the Legislature to pass laws to protect psychiatric patients

The whole state should be concerned by reports of inadequate psychiatric patient care

  • Feb 28, 2022
  • By Faith J. Myers
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)
This image shows a rendering on a proposed LNG terminal. (Courtesy Image)

Opinion: Unlocking national strategic, economic and climate achievements with Alaska LNG

Adding Alaska’s natural gas to U.S. export capacity strengthens our ability to provide energy…

  • Feb 25, 2022
  • By Frank Richards
This image shows a rendering on a proposed LNG terminal. (Courtesy Image)
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Opinion: The dead end of ‘my way or the highway’

There’s a need to build bridges.

  • Feb 25, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
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Opinion: Conflicts abroad parallel Orwell’s work

What we have here and now is a Eurasia with its Putin and an Eastasia with its Xi.

  • Feb 24, 2022
  • By Jeffrey G. Moebus
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(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Opinion:AMHS deserves same level of care as other state highways

Towns along the Marine Highway deserve the same as do Tok and Glenallen and Palmer.

  • Feb 24, 2022
  • By Larry Weeks
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Alaska can’t afford careless oversight of mines

The Pebble Mine permitting process stinks.

  • Feb 22, 2022
  • By EVERETT THOMPSON
In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Juneau residents participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Ski area gondola offers community uplift opportunity

“This gondola is an incredible opportunity.”

  • Feb 21, 2022
  • By Charlie Herrington
In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Juneau residents participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business in October 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Don’t close the door on new breweries in Alaska

I intend to keep urging lawmakers to fix SB9.

  • Feb 18, 2022
  • By Jason Davis
A beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business in October 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Canidate for Governor Sarah Palin and running mate Sean Parnell listen to introductions during a Capital City Republican Women's luncheon at the UAS Recreation Center in September 2006.

Opinion: The scourge of false reporting

The reckless disregard for the truth is a problem much bigger than any dispute…

  • Feb 18, 2022
  • By Rich Moniak
Canidate for Governor Sarah Palin and running mate Sean Parnell listen to introductions during a Capital City Republican Women's luncheon at the UAS Recreation Center in September 2006.