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OPINION: It is hard not to chuckle now about political satirist P.J. O’Rourke’s observation about the nation’s health care system: “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.”Paul Jenkins
Commentary: The Supreme Court is expected to rule any day now on whether the subsidies provided through the federal health exchange to low- and middle-income people are legal. Alaska, one of 34 states that did not set up its own exchange, could see a new injection of chaos and confusion in the health care system. Dermot Cole
OPINION: Wildfire safety is every Alaskan's job right now. And that includes alerting the authorities if we see improper behavior. It might save a home, or even a life.Carey Restino
OPINION: We will not rest until the earned health care benefit is a reality for Alaska veterans wherever in the state they may live.Sen. Lisa Murkowski
OPINION: Alaska is now taking the first step down a path toward successful criminal justice reform, this proven process will lead to cost-saving improvements, as it has already in other states.Tony Perkins
Sales and prices for all salmon (especially sockeye) have been in a slump all year. And amid an overall glut of wild and farmed fish, Alaska is poised for another huge salmon haul, with the largest run of sockeye salmon in 20 years predicted along with a sizable run of pinks. Laine Welch

OPINION: In reissuing the beloved bicentennial grizzly bear license plate design in 2015, the state missed another chance to right an old wrong. But there's still time to make things right.

Greg Bill
OPINION: In reissuing the beloved grizzly bear license plate design in 2015, the state missed another chance to right an old wrong. But there's still time to make things right.Greg Bill
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