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Empire Editorial: Whale sculpture a worthy endeavor

In the past, this newspaper has stated its support of the Whale Project — the effort to put a bronze whale sculpture on Juneau’s waterfront as a way to beautify our city, enhance an...

My Turn: GMO labeling is justified for more than just salmon

Rep. Don Young wants the federal government to require labeling of genetically modified fish sold anywhere in the U.S. But how does he feel about other genetically modified foods? Apparently, he believes it's a states' rights issue.

by Rich Moniak

Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

On July 16, despite low projected oil prices, an ongoing budget crisis, and warnings across the country about cost issues associated with Medicaid expansion, Gov. Bill Walker announced his intent ...
By JOHN COGHILL

My Turn: UAS offers good education close to home

I'm excited to be the new UAS chancellor, with one goal for the university foremost in mind: to help Alaskans improve their lives and to make Alaska an even more prosperous, healthy and rewarding ...
By RICK CAULFIELD

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act. Most people who will become eligible for Medicare this year were in ...
By SUSAN JOHNSON and JOHN T. HAMMARLUND

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Turn: One year after disaster, mining threats remain

As a member of the Shtax'heen Kwaan (Stikine Tribe) in Wrangell, I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is ...
By AARON ANGERMAN

My Turn: Tongass programs growing in right direction

The Alaska Travel Industry Association has consistently advocated Congress to address the critical decline in federal funding for the Tongass National Forest recreation program.
By SARAH LEONARD

My Turn: Faith support for marriage equality

Recent polls indicate the U.S. populace is split in its reaction to the June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-gender marriage. Many assume that people of faith line up with the opponents of ...
By Phil Campbell

Monday, July 27, 2015

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

Thumbs up to debate. Tradition or terror? Eyesore or artistic? We could be talking about the Mississippi state flag, or we could be referring to the sculpture named Nimbus. We could even be ...

My Turn: Medicaid expansion is a good thing

Last week, Gov. Bill Walker announced he would use his constitutional authority to expand Medicaid in Alaska.
By REP. ADAM WOOL

My Turn: Nimbus is a relic of the '60s and '70s

An appreciation can be shown toward Mr. Preston and Mr. Smetzer for their comments made in the Juneau Empire on the sculpture "Nimbus". Thank you for your interest. The question: why would Mr. ...
By R.D. ROBINSON

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

Total Medicaid spending exceeded $1.6 billion in Fiscal Year 2015, and will grow to $2.8 billion by 2025 even without expansion. Medicaid in its current form is unsustainable and is the biggest ...
By SEN. PETE KELLY

My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

In addition to getting the facts wrong, Win Gruening's My Turn on cruise ship dumping also missed the boat.
By GUY ARCHIBALD

Empire Editorial: Stepping beyond No Child Left Behind

Fourteen years ago, No Child Left Behind was rolled out with the promise that all the nation's children would meet benchmarks in English and math by 2012. In case you're wondering, that never ...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Empire Editorial: Canada can say 'no' to mining

This newspaper in the past year has questioned Canada's mining standards, including if they exist.

My Turn: Caring for Alaska's children

Recently, I hosted a barbecue for Juneau's foster children and their foster families. At the event, I met some truly amazing foster parents whom I felt were "angels in our midst.
By DONNA WALKER

My Turn: The foreign policy challenge of defining a common home

Climate change may be the central theme for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska next month, but the Global Leadership in the Arctic conference he'll be attending is first and foremost a ...
By Rich Moniak

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Letter: Foundation is doing right by Sen. Stevens

On behalf of the Ted Stevens Foundation, we wish to respond to your attack on the senator's legacy in your July 21 editorial.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Smoke-free workplaces save money and lives

Thank you to Gov. Bill Walker for expanding medicaid to cover 40,000 previously uninsured Alaskans! The No. 1 concern over expanding Medicaid is its proposed cost. The costs of providing medical ...

Letter: Statues' similarity tell of self-plagiarism

Here are two sculptures. You'll recognize one as Nimbus. The other, Quinnipiac, sits on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Letter: Rep. Gattis, writer unfairly attack charity golf event

Becky Bohrer's article, "Employees used leave time for charity golf tourney" published July 14, has a fairly negative tone for what should have been a great, positive article for "neighbors" about ...

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