Opinion

Opinion: How Trump is making our country less secure

Our nation’s security and future seem so uncertain.

Opinion: Elliot comes home

A man and his best friend.

Opinion: Dunleavy administration needs to include diverse viewpoints

This is how successful leaders have been effective.

A young Sitka black-tailed deer finds fresh greens to eat along Glacier Highway on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A young Sitka black-tailed deer finds fresh greens to eat along Glacier Highway on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: The gift of kindness

Every year should be a Year of Kindness.

At River City Books, shoppers can easily find books written by local authors by perusing the local author shelf in the store’s Alaska section, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen | Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Library science isn’t just about finding books

When we hear the word library, many of us remember the library of our childhood — a silent space where children listen to stories and… Continue reading

At River City Books, shoppers can easily find books written by local authors by perusing the local author shelf in the store’s Alaska section, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen | Peninsula Clarion)
Manni Guillen, whose family moved to Juneau from Mexico when he was a baby, speaks at the Love Knows No Borders rally in Juneau on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Guillen spoke about his experiences growing up in Juneau and working with the Border Angels nonprofit. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Thanks to those who attended Saturday’s rally

Over 200 people gathered to support migrant rights.

Manni Guillen, whose family moved to Juneau from Mexico when he was a baby, speaks at the Love Knows No Borders rally in Juneau on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Guillen spoke about his experiences growing up in Juneau and working with the Border Angels nonprofit. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Marijuana Board should not allow onsite marijuana consumption

For safety of Alaskans disallow public cannabis use.

Opinion: The kinder, gentler vision of George H.W. Bush

“How on earth did we get here?”

Opinion: Earthquake 2.0

Lessons to be gleaned from the seismic event.

Opinion: Help the homeless this holiday season

The holiday season is in full swing. This is the busiest time of the year at the Glory Hall, Juneau’s emergency shelter, soup kitchen and… Continue reading

Opinion: A PSA from your barista

I have not gotten used to one looming thing: male entitlement.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy poses with first lady Rose Dunleavy after he was sworn into office Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Kotzebue, Alaska. He had originally planned the ceremony in her hometown of Noorvik, Alaska, but poor weather prevented his plane from landing there and the ceremony was moved to Kotzebue.(Stanley Wright | Alaska Governor’s Office via AP)

Opinion: No, Mr. Governor, erosion didn’t kill the fish

He has a lot to discover about the issues facing the state.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy poses with first lady Rose Dunleavy after he was sworn into office Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Kotzebue, Alaska. He had originally planned the ceremony in her hometown of Noorvik, Alaska, but poor weather prevented his plane from landing there and the ceremony was moved to Kotzebue.(Stanley Wright | Alaska Governor’s Office via AP)
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                                <span class='IDappliedStyle' title='InDesign: Light'>This aerial photo shows damage at the Glenn Highway near Mirror Lake after earthquakes in the Anchorage area, Alaska, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. (Marc Lester | Anchorage Daily News)</span>

Opinion: We should follow California’s lead — again

Leadership in addressing climate change is needed.

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit"><strong>Marc Lester | Anchorage Daily News</strong><strong></strong></span>
                                <span class='IDappliedStyle' title='InDesign: Light'>This aerial photo shows damage at the Glenn Highway near Mirror Lake after earthquakes in the Anchorage area, Alaska, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. (Marc Lester | Anchorage Daily News)</span>
Andrew Lopez, 12, of Midland, Texas, sits next to a statue of George H.W. Bush inside the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in College Station. (David J. Phillip | Associated Press)

Opinion: Wonderful lessons to be learned from late President Bush

Late President Bush, “never hated anyone” which really touches the heart.

Andrew Lopez, 12, of Midland, Texas, sits next to a statue of George H.W. Bush inside the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in College Station. (David J. Phillip | Associated Press)

Opinion: End ‘free passes’ for sexual violence

Alaska needs meaningful policy change.

Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The hollow satisfaction of undoing government

Going back to the problems we had before one side thinks they solved them isn’t “doing things differently.”