Commentary

OPINION: Too many candidates buy their way into the political process -- or serve those who buy it for them.John Havelock
OPINION: While national and state obstructionists play politics with climate change, Alaska's local leaders acknowledge reality and take action.John Duffy
OPINION: The U.S. immigration system is complex and draconian, but it's easy to fix. For starters, we must eliminate the cap on H-1B visas and let the labor market work.Jeff Landfield
OPINION: Alaska could use the Permanent Fund Dividend application system to make our crumbling elections infrastructure work more efficiently and make civic engagement easier for Alaskans.Kim Reitmeier,Tim Kacillas,Aurora Lehr
OPINION: Although human-driven global warming once may have seemed uncertain and far-off, the ability to deny it is disappearing as quickly as the glaciers around us.Rev. Matt Schultz
On an October night in 1997, a 15-year-old boy was knocked to the ground near downtown Fairbanks and repeatedly kicked in the head. He was left for dead on a quiet street, not far from the city center.Dermot Cole
OPINION: Walk the coasts, where Alaska testifies to life and love in more ways than one.Shannyn Moore
OPINION: Alaska is morally and legally responsible for people it holds in custody. Sen. McGuire is on the right track is pursuing details of Davon Mosley's death.Paul Jenkins
OPINION: Alaska State Troopers are keenly aware of each traffic stoppage and do everything in their power to open the road as quickly as possible. A crash investigation can be complicated, and lives can be at stake.Col. James Cockrell
OPINION: To Alaskans who care deeply about our state's future, persistently low voter turnout is cause for concern. But we can help remove a potential barrier by improving the convenience.Sen. Lesil McGuire
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