Commentary

OPINION: Robert Ruffner makes his case as a fish board nominee, with pride in his years of "fish-first" service.Robert Ruffner
OPINION: Alaska's teachers are worth their salt, and our students are going nowhere without them. Let's not limit their opportunities.Denny Wallace
OPINION: The draft Arctic-specific oil exploration regulations announced in February by the Interior Department are an excellent first step to ensure that crews are Arctic-ready when they work in the Chukchi or Beaufort seas.Marilyn Heiman
OPINION: Politically and ideologically motivated attacks on Planned Parenthood through SB 89 and HB 192 endanger our youth and their access to education, resources, and healthy choices.Melissa Engel
OPINION: Unless Gov. Bill Walker's message is that the bigotry against LGBT Alaskans enshrined in our constitution should be defended at all costs, there is no reason for Attorney General Craig Richards to join an amicus brief against marriage equality before the US Supreme Court.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: What kind of city we want should be the focus of the mayoral race runoff, even though our two candidates come from the opposite ends of the political spectrum.Mike Dingman
OPINION: Acts of human kindness should become universal because they benefit both the giver and the receiver.Katherine Stein-Booth
OPINION: I wish a lawmaker with great courage would stand up and speak difficult truths on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives. We cannot just cut our way to a balanced budget. We must address the revenue side.Tara Jollie
OPINION: If moderate voters in Anchorage would take the time to vote, maybe we'd have a mayoral race about running the city for the common good.Dan Bonney
OPINION: Serious questions of Walker nominee Robert Ruffner are in order given the long dominance of Kenai commercial interests and institutions in Upper Cook Inlet salmon management, often at the expense of sport and personal-use anglers in the rest of the Southcentral region.Kevin Delaney
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