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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Thumbs up to Alaska Day. As usual, Saturday's celebrations across Southeast Alaska were stellar examples of community involvement and spirit.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

My Turn: Parnell's honesty vs. Walker's cynicism

Peggy Noonan's "What I Saw at the Revolution," published in 1990, remains a classic in my political library. A favorite passage is instructive, especially during the heated few weeks before the ...

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

My Turn: 2B or not 2B

2B or not 2B, that is the question asked during the Alaska Department of Transportation's public meeting Tuesday on the supplemental Environmental Impact Statement regarding "The Road.

My Turn: A common neighbor as legislator

When George McGuan decided to run for statehouse, it seemed like he might just be filling the Democratic Party void that's let Rep. Cathy Muñoz run unopposed the past two elections.
By Rich Moniak

Supreme Court must stop attacks on abortion rights

The following editorial first appeared in the Los Angeles Times: In 1973, the Supreme Court held in Roe vs.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

My Turn: Alaska can't regulate marijuana like alcohol

Lower 48 organizations and individuals have funded approximately 98 percent of the campaign to legalize, commercialize and industrialize marijuana in Alaska, spending more than $800,000 and counting.

My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs

According to Southeast Conference, Southeast Alaska's economy is increasingly stable, diverse and strong.

Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward new policy

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Inevitable. That's what some things are. You know them: death, taxes and extremely cold winters in Fairbanks. Add ...

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: State Sen.

My Turn: Examining the toxicity of cannibis

While no substance is 100 percent safe in any and all circumstances, some substances are more dangerous than others. What is really important is the relative danger of one substance verses ...

My Turn: 'Coming out' on pot

I did not want to join the debate on legalizing marijuana in Alaska. By joining this debate, I am forced to leave the closet I've hidden in for a long time.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

My Turn: Parnell ignored Guard sexual assaults

As a U.S. Army National Guard veteran, I've watched with dismay as Gov. Sean Parnell's administration ignored reports of unpunished sexual assault in the National Guard. The stories sounded all ...

My Turn: Why historic preservation matters

There is always a bit of awe when I make a left on Egan Drive and begin the crawl up Main Street toward the building I work in, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Empire Editorial: A taxing dilema

It looks as though the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly will begin considering another tax increase for tobacco products sold here. We hope this move isn't in lieu of making tougher decisions ...

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

My Turn: Koch Brothers have a history of hurting Alaska

The Koch Brothers' hired gun, Jeremy Price, recently published a "My Turn" attacking Sen. Mark Begich, and I'd like to respond.

My Turn: Begich champions rural, tribal and veterans health

We have come a long way toward making sure all Alaska Natives have access to high-quality, affordable health care. We still have plenty of work ahead of us, but we should be proud of the progress ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Being Native should not be the qualifier for appointment

Bill Walker's Facebook page makes the following statements: • "Alaska Natives have got to encourage the next Governor to open the doors and create a diverse Cabinet to include Natives.

Letter: I support Jonathan Kreiss-Tompkins

I am writing to support Jonathan Kreiss-Tompkins' re-election to the Alaska Legislature. Our state is in a difficult period, and we need to retain smart, compassionate, dedicated legislators who ...

Letter: We need more people like George McGuan

I met George McGuan in 2005 when I was trying to put a Klondike Road Relay team together. In the years since, George has become one of my best friends.

Letter: I'm voting for common sense - George McGuan

At the Juneau Chamber of Commerce debate, George McGuan, candidate for House District 34, was brave to tell the crowd that we don't have the money to build the Juneau Road extension.

Letter: Done trying to figure out Dan Sullivan

I keep trying to figure out where Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is coming from and how a supposedly smart and compassionate man can have such outdated views about women's health. I am ...

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