Opinion

Opinion: Alaska’s illusion of election mandates

Gov. Dunleavy’s victory doesn’t reflect the true “public will” on the budget.

  • Mar 31, 2019

Opinion: Education reform is not about the money

Spending more money is not improving education for our children.

  • Mar 31, 2019

Sen. Murkowski: Lands package will deliver real benefits for Alaskans, all Americans

Bipartisan lands bill is the result of good process and extensive negotiations.

  • Mar 29, 2019

Opinion: Alaska needs a smaller, sustainable budget

We can’t run away from the problem with taxes.

  • Mar 27, 2019

Opinion: Alaska’s budget must be brought in line with our ability to pay for it

We have allowed our budget to grow far beyond our means in this declining oil era.

  • Mar 27, 2019

Opinion: The governor’s false choices – a lose-lose proposition

One thing is certain: if we do nothing we will lose, and lose big.

  • Mar 26, 2019

Opinion: Be very afraid of politicians who say not to worry

If you chill out as they want, your needs will be funded last.

  • Mar 25, 2019

Opinion: Thirty years since the Exxon Valdez spill and our current ship of state

Governor’s budget is creating a hazardous fiscal reef.

  • Mar 25, 2019

Opinion: Changing Alaska’s oil tax policy again would stall economic momentum

We must remain competitive, or we’ll slip even further behind.

  • Mar 24, 2019

Opinion: New Zealand’s quick action on gun control shames the US Congress

A justified response by politicians.

  • Mar 24, 2019

Opinion: Don’t let Gov. Dunleavy’s budget rhetoric fool you

It’s an utter travesty and heartless to the needs of our most vulnerable.

  • Mar 22, 2019

Opinion: No harm, no foul with city, cruise lawsuit settlement

The agreement makes clear all past sins, if any, are forgiven.

  • Mar 22, 2019

Opinion: Our children must learn to read by age 9

The ability to read is the foundation of a child’s educational success.

  • Mar 22, 2019

Opinion: Alaska can’t afford reckless rhetoric on Pebble Mine

The state is not going to “rubber stamp” permits for Pebble.

  • Mar 21, 2019

Opinion: Alaska’s resource future can be a win-win

Alaska is on the verge of its greatest resource production renaissance.

  • Mar 21, 2019

Opinion: Invest in Alaska by investing in ferry system

Defunding them threatens the prosperity, health of our coastal communities and villages.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Opinion: AIDEA is critical to resource development in Alaska

The state needs to develop its abundant natural resources.

Opinion: Educating children should be more than just a financial decision

Alaska can and must do better by its children.

  • Mar 19, 2019

Opinion: Ferry system is an Alaska icon

Longterm solution necessary to save AMHS.

  • Mar 19, 2019

Opinion: Solving the opioid epidemic starts with cracking down on fentanyl

It’s a problem we can solve with smart and proactive policy choices.