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The price of Alaska oil dipped to $82.80 on Tuesday, down about $30 a barrel since June, a decline that the experts say will either continue or not. Dermot Cole
OPINION: Everyone lucky enough to work with Alaska salmon benefits from a state government that understands the importance of the seafood industry and that is willing to partner with the industry to ensure that Alaska maintains its position in the seafood world.Mark Palmer
OPINION: Everyone benefits from advances in science, technology, engineering and math. Alaska should pay attention to growing workforce need and increase its education investment in these fields.Mike Fenster
OPINION: Alaska has missed an opportunity to apply for $10 million under the federal Preschool Development Grants program. Unfortunately, that's not its only failure to reclaim federal tax dollars for increasing early childhood opportunities.Mark Lackey
OPINION: Economic and geographic reality means Alaska makes too many of its decisions in fear.Steve Haycox
OPINION: Gov. Parnell's claims in a Wednesday video message mean he should have fired Maj. Gen. Tom Katkus in February rather than praise his leadership then and for months after.Dermot Cole

OPINION: It's time for Alaska voters to ask for more than the boiled-down sludge that passes for political campaigning these days.

Pat Race,Alaska Robotics
OPINION: Cost-cutting measures are one thing, but cutting public safety personnel is an irresponsible form of austerity.Alex Boyd

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