Opinion

Opinion: Override Dunleavy’s budget vetoes now!

Our choice is clear.

  • Jul 10, 2019
Jeff Short. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s vetoes carry great risk

It doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Jul 9, 2019
Jeff Short. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: It’s time we earned our PFDs

Let’s void the notion PFDs are an entitlement.

  • Jun 30, 2019

Opinion: Stop attacking our reproductive health care

I have spent my entire career working with women.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Opinion: American exceptionalism, patriotic assimilation and the Fourth of July

It’s impossible to argue America is not a welcoming country.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Opinion: Stand up for equality and support House Bill 82

Celebrating Pride is just as important today as it was in 1969.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Opinion: Planned Parenthood is wrong on Sullivan. He’s pro-life, but not anti-women.

Traditional Christian views are not out of the mainstream of thought.

  • Jun 26, 2019

OPINION: Sen. Dan Sullivan: Pressing the Canadian government to take action on transboundary mining

It’s imperative these waters stay pristine for generations to come.

  • Jun 25, 2019

Opinion: Get politicians out of workplace

Don’t be fooled.

  • Jun 23, 2019
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence

It’s time to examine “thorny questions of ethics and values.”

City Hall stands on a quiet morning. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Juneau’s property taxes … fair or foul?

Has the city been over-collecting?

City Hall stands on a quiet morning. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s village policing plan bad idea for rural Alaska

I have 40 years of experience with law enforcement in Alaska.

  • Jun 9, 2019
President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo | Alex Brandon)

Opinion: Why Americans are tired of impeachment talk

“What would it take for the you to support the impeachment of this president?”

  • Jun 9, 2019
President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo | Alex Brandon)

Opinion: Alaska is ignoring PFAS health risks

I live in the Gustavus PFAS plume.

  • Jun 5, 2019

Opinion: Forget the national average: University of Alaska requires a higher level of state investment

Alaska stands out as one of the most unique states in our report.

Opinion: Tlingit history and culture thrive as Hoonah expands cruise destination

Hoonah’s tourism industry is like the salmon in a way.

Opinion: Celebrate World No Tobacco Day

Smoking affects more people than you might think.

  • May 27, 2019
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