Opinion

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: It’s time for Alaska to safely reopen

We must normalize this new normal to ensure our economic future.

 

Opinion: Embrace a future with the full benefits of a healthy Tongass

Opinion: Embrace a future with the full benefits of a healthy Tongass

Learn from these mistakes and start fixing the problem.

 

Opinion: Moving helps Glory Hall with ‘sacred responsibility’

Opinion: Moving helps Glory Hall with ‘sacred responsibility’

This is why the Glory Hall Board wants to move.

 

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: University of Alaska is committed to preparing our future teachers
Opinion: University of Alaska is committed to preparing our future teachers
Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence

Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence

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

Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence
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: Tlingit history and culture thrive as Hoonah expands cruise destination

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

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

Opinion: Tlingit history and culture thrive as Hoonah expands cruise destination
Opinion: Opportunities for Alaska in the new Congress

Opinion: Opportunities for Alaska in the new Congress

Sullivan says economic dynamism will head to Alaska.

Opinion: Opportunities for Alaska in the new Congress
Opinion: A fresh start for working Alaskans

Opinion: A fresh start for working Alaskans

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

Opinion: A fresh start for working Alaskans
Opinion: The future of Juneau

Opinion: The future of Juneau

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

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

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

A prescription for healing what’s broken.

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

Opinion: The waste trappings of the GDP

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

Opinion: The waste trappings of the GDP
Opinion: With cruise ship lawsuit decided, it’s time for Juneau to reap the benefits
Opinion: With cruise ship lawsuit decided, it’s time for Juneau to reap the benefits
Opinion: Why Alaska-class ferries were the right decision

Opinion: Why Alaska-class ferries were the right decision

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

Opinion: Why Alaska-class ferries were the right decision
Opinion: Keep veterans’ health care out of the profit-making business

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

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

Opinion: Keep veterans’ health care out of the profit-making business
Opinion: NASA’s mission is four billion miles off course

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

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

Opinion: NASA’s mission is four billion miles off course
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: Why the Alaska-class ferries aren’t ready
Opinion: Why the Alaska-class ferries aren’t ready