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Alaska editorial: Arctic Energy Summit hosted circumpolar nations for issues discussion

This editorial originally appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Representatives of eight nations gathered in Fairbanks to discuss issues of energy in the Arctic last week.

My Turn: Alaskan are going to have to fight for it

The ongoing state budget fight is totally incomplete if it ignores the revenue side. The Legislature blaming Alaskans for most of the problem clearly omits much of the story.

by Anselm Staack

My Turn: Young Alaska in support of the PFD Voter Initiative

We live in the digital age. With a few clicks of the mouse or finger taps on a smartphone we have access to a wealth of information that was unimaginable just a few years ago.


Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Forest management

This editorial originally appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, made an interesting point about the U.S. Forest Service last week during a congressional hearing on ...

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

My Turn: Reasons to be excited for ski season

As snow begins to fall across the Last Frontier, Juneauites turn their thoughts to what is happening up at Eaglecrest.
By Ben Brown

Empire Editorial: On Election Day, these candidates deserve your vote

It was just a few weeks ago when this newspaper made a plea for Juneauites to step forward and run for municipal office. In case you haven't attended one of the nearly half-dozen debates and ...

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

My Turn: Healing the collective trauma of 9/11

I completely disagree with everything stated in the Juneau Empire's Sept. 24 editorial "Reckless endangerment.
By Rich Moniak

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

My Turn: Candidate questions to consider

Looking toward our city elections next Tuesday, Oct. 6, here are questions you might ask yourself while weighing your choices of candidates.

My Turn: Terrified migrants - the crucible of our experiment in democracy

The Juneau Empire editorial "Reckless Endangerment" opens positive possibilities for grasping the underlying human meaning of our beloved "American Dream.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: An apparent slaughter of more than two dozen walruses on Alaska's northwest coast last week was enough to shock the ...

My Turn: Will Alaska cash in on its natural gas?

A recent Brookings Institution policy brief explored the impact that a cumbersome, and perhaps unpredictable regulatory environment coupled with massive capital investments, could have on the ...

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Alaska Editorial: Cut state travel spending

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Alaska officials should severely limit state travel, particularly given the latest $91,000 trip taken by 42 legislators and staff.

My Turn: Seward's statue, scars and all

Kudos to the William H. Seward commemorative statue committee for a decision they made recently, concerning the statue they are commissioning to celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of the ...

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to forward thinking. The City and Borough of Juneau is requesting that the Assembly approve the creation of a new position that would educate the public on marijuana legalization and ...

Alaska Editorial: Alaska should open its doors to refugees

The following editorial first appeared in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: At this moment, thousands of refugees are fleeing some of the worst places on Earth - Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, among others - ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Against stricter trapping regulations

I would like to respond to the Oct. 2 Letter to the Editor submitted by Michelle Anderson pleading for stricter trapping restrictions. I will keep my focus on Game Management Area 1C, the Juneau area.

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Letter: For education, for Fisk

I have two sons happily attending Gastineau Community Public Elementary School. Their teachers are welcoming, enthusiastic and caring.

Letter: Return Story to school board for another term

Thank you, Andi Story, for your 12 years of volunteer public service on the Juneau Board of Education.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Letter: Vote out incumbents and recall the rest

It's my turn to talk about Juneau's senior sales tax exemptions. I am only 60 years old, so I don't get any benefit from the senior tax exemption.

Letter: Stricter rules needed for trapping

The time has come for stricter trapping regulations across the state of Alaska. There are countless stories of dogs, people and non-targeted wildlife being injured or killed by traps.

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