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Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion:
It was with a great deal of relief last week that the Peninsula Clarion reported the successful rescue of six people who had ended up in the Kenai River after boating accidents.

My Turn: Treadwell's national sales tax pitch wrong for Alaska

I was surprised when GOP Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell endorsed the National Sales Tax at a debate in Homer. Treadwell even confirmed his support for the tax in follow-up interviews with journalists.


My Turn: Fracking: Poster child for the corporate welfare state

Just about every week another story comes to my attention confirming the complete and total government-dependency of fracking - beloved of so many self-proclaimed "free market" advocates on the ...

My Turn: A wake-up call in Alaska's waters

A new study shows (for the first time) that ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska's commercial fisheries and traditional subsistence way of life.

Empire Editorial: Hollow victory

Last week, state and federal officials marked the handover of thousands of territorial court and Alaska Railroad documents from the National Archives and Records Administration to the Alaska State ...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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: 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 ...
By Kate Troll

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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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