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Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

On Aug. 1, buck season for the Sitka Black-tailed deer will open for most of Region 1, which includes all of Southeast Alaska.

My Turn: Honor Hammond by repealing SB 21

In case you missed it, July 21 was officially former Gov. Jay Hammond Day. Many young Alaskans or those new to Alaska are probably saying, "so what?" right about now.
The "so what" for me is that Gov.

by Kate Troll

My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

The prospects for massive open pit mining in the Bristol Bay watershed suffered a major setback last week.

by Rich Moniak

My Turn: U.S. must show resolve against Russian aggression

Having been born and raised in Southcentral Alaska, I am familiar with earthquakes. As a boy I became accustomed to the experience, and of not knowing when the scary shaking would end....
by Ben Brown

Friday, July 25, 2014

My Turn: In hard times, nobody can go it alone

July 25, 2012, was the day my sister died. She had been struggling with drugs and alcohol for years, but I never thought it would come to something as irreversible as death. She died on a ...
By SHEILA KELLER

My Turn: Alaska Bankers Association: Vote no on one

The Alaska Bankers Association represents seven state and national banks in Alaska holding over $10 billion in combined deposits and is the voice for a workforce of more than 2,500 across 132 ...
By JOE EVERHART

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

As someone who has known and served with Lt. Col. Dan Sullivan in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, I know better than most about his love of country and Alaska. Sen.
By DANIEL JUAREZ JR.

My Turn: Hobby Lobby decision should outrage Alaskans

As I've traveled our state this summer to hear about issues Alaskans are most concerned about, one generates more frustration, disappointment and outrage than any other - the recent U.S. Supreme ...
By Sen. MARK BEGICH

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Empire Editorial: We can fix Juneau's homeless problems

In 2009, a tree fell on a power line and Alaska Electric Light and Power demolished a dozen homes.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

From time to time, I notice the sound of the Alaska or Delta jetliners that fly overhead on their departure or arrival at our airport.
By BISHOP EDWARD J. BURNS

My Turn: Child care shortage an economic development barrier

In Juneau, there are nearly 2,500 kids under age 6, but despite the fact that most parents in our town cannot afford to stay at home, there are only 519 licensed child care slots.
By MEILANI SCHIJVENS

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

In the Soviet Union, they called them ZiL lanes. In the middle of Moscow's well-traveled streets was a single lane bordered by thick white lines. These lines were walls no less effective than the ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Turn: 'Eye for an eye' shows neither strength or courage

"How do you want us and Hamas not to fire rockets if Israel is the one that started killing civilians?" That's a question I received from Haytham Mohanna on Saturday.
By Rich Moniak

My Turn: Why I'm voting 'Yes' to repeal SB 21

When throughput began to decline in 1988, I joined efforts to put more oil into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). I have been to Washington, D.C. numerous times, working to open the Arctic ...
By BILL WALKER

Empire Editorial: What to do about decaying downtown?

Juneau, we have a problem. That's the shared sentiment of many business owners, employees and residents in regard to the state of downtown Juneau.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to the water damage to Mendenhall Valley homes and debris left behind by what's become an annual jökulhlaup. An Empire photographer spoke with a family living on View Drive, who said ...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Empire Editorial: Know before you go (vote)

Many assume Alaska's historical decline in oil production is inevitable. That sentiment may be true, but new data show that Alaska's oil tax system, and the voter referendum this August, may ...

Letters to the Editor

Friday, July 25, 2014

SB21 has been touted as the More Alaska Production Act. A more accurate description is Minimize Alaska's Profits Act. Historically, instability in the Middle East has driven the price of oil higher.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Letter: Oil tax analysis was wrong

The "My Turn" column by Doug Reynolds, titled "Be careful what you vote for," that ran last week had a major error.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Letter: Invest in the future by reading to your kids

I hope you didn't miss the excellent article in the July 7 Alaska Dispatch News opinion section ("Read to Your Baby Right From the Start").

Monday, July 7, 2014

Equal protection for all

As we celebrate the Fourth of July we recognize and value the checks and balances of all governmental entities that our founders established. Our founders also created a constructive process for ...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Protest this Third of July

We celebrate the Fourth of July because those forefathers assembled years ago in rebuke of the tyranny controlling our resources, as they were profiting only a landed-autocracy a 'world' away.

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