JOE MEHRKENS

Zero-tolerance a strategic blunder and national disgrace

Trump and Sessions’ zero-tolerance policy is dangerous to our national security, as well as so wrong on so many levels.

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The pipe dream: A bad penny

Despite a $2.7 billion dollar budget deficit and Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, bent on spending the last of our savings, the governor is promoting sub-marginal... Read more

The buck stops here

President Truman was famous for his sign “The Buck Stops Here.” If only Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, could claim the same. To the... Read more

My Turn: Wishing for prosperity does not make it so

In the recent article: "New AGDC president grilled by resource committees," Gov. Bill Walker's pitch man was not very convincing. Read more

My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem

On Oct. 24, a public forum was held on the potential impacts to the Southeast fishing industry from new large mines in British Columbia. This... Read more

My Turn: Promises, promises

The oil industry hoped for a big tax break and they got it. Now the industry is protecting their windfall with a flurry of ads... Read more

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